Each grade is involved in various programs to enhance their relationship with God and each other.
We aspire to assist young people in developing a healthy self-esteem, with support programs and seminars relevant to current concerns for their age group.
• Guide Dog program – ‘Puppy Pals’ is a recent program, where students help care for and train a guide dog, to later benefit a person in the community by giving the assistance of sight and support- a reflection in many ways of how, Jesus provides for us.
• Self-esteem programs that explore who you are and the relevant issues for youth in our culture ‘Ascend’ and ‘It's a Girl Thing’ (Year 6) ‘Shine’ and ‘Strengthening’ (Year 8)
• Peer support programs to aid integration of new students into year 7
• Pastoral care class days which support the particular class groups needs to explore issues and learn about God in a different environment such, for example Farm days
• Anti-graffiti presentations that use drama to explore the effect of peer pressure and how to resist it
• Police presentations on cyber-safety - to inform students how to stay safe on the internet
• Road safety seminars (Years 5-6)
• Surf safety programs (Years 5-6) and during the Stage 4 camp (Years 7-8)
• Study skills, online and presentations
• ‘Bounce Back’ - a resilience skills program now being introduced.
• ‘Trail Blazers’ (Year 5) – leadership program
A school counsellor is available to students. They can access the counsellor by themselves or via a parent or teacher request for assistance in, or outside the school.
Missions is fundraising to support others through activities such as:
• ‘Go without’…… where students seek sponsorship to ‘go without’ (for example chocolate or talking) for a period of days
• Coin collection
• Cake stalls
• Stage support or individual support of an overseas child or program
• Mission trips –Darwin (years 7-12) Wagga Wagga and Bundaberg for Flood relief support (Year 8)
• Destiny Rescue - ice blocks sold to support the care of children in the world