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St Brendan's College Year Level Retreats are an essential part of the curriculum and take different forms for each year level.
These experiences provide opportunities for students to experience their personal and religious development in a challenging and supportive context. This is an important aspect of our approach in helping students to explore and develop their own beliefs and personal value system. The opportunities presented on camp provide learning experiences which cannot be replicated in the classroom and helps the boys develop into young men.
Often the Retreats include a combination of on-site activities and projects, in combination with visits to external attractions and sites for team-building.
The Year 10 boys take part in a two day subject selection process, semi-formal dinner and complete a day long retreat with Choicez to reflect on their development as young men and their personal strengths.
Every year our Year 11's undertake a Leadership Camp which involves a two day seminar run by YLead, followed by three days of community service. The students take part in group activities and visit aged care and respite facilities in Yeppoon and Rockhampton. The week ends with a much-anticipated Community Service luncheon held at the College, spending time with many elderly residents the boys have met during their visits. The week aims to support the boys' personal growth and development, fostering respect and care for others and reinforcing the importance and relevance of service leadership in the Edmund Rice education context.