At Kolbe Catholic College, we are committed to providing retreat experiences for every student in ways that reflect their development. We understand retreats to be times away from the normal school curriculum during which the participants reflect on their lives. They are invited to consider how faith in Christ could bring about changes in their lives.
Year 7 students participate in an Introductory Camp held in the first month of their school year. They are inducted into the life of the College and helped by peer support leaders and teachers to get to know their peers.
Students in Years 8, 9 and 10 participate in non-residential retreats, which focus on aspects of their lives that appear to be relevant to the particular Year group. Use is made of retreat teams, like the Disciples of Jesus Youth Mission Team, to facilitate reflection experiences on issues, such as self-esteem, from a Christian perspective.
Residential retreats are provided for students in Year 11 and Year 12. Their retreat programmes have been developed to help them reflect on their uniqueness as persons created in the image of God (Year 11) and the gospel dimensions of their lives (Year 12).