This year Kolbe is introducing a contemporary rite of passage programme to its Year 9 students. ‘The Kolbe Way’ Programme (TKW) provides an opportunity for students to be guided by mentors, engage in conversation and to help build respectful, resilient and resourceful young people.
On Thursday February 9 our Year 9 students participated in Kolbe’s very first Kolbe Way Day. The day served as an opportunity for students to be introduced to what a rite of passage is, share stories of their childhood and to explore what type of adult they would like to be. To build connection, students participated in a variety of team building games.
A highlight of the day was the presentation by Mrs Cheryl Lennox-Bradley, who shared her story as an aboriginal woman, the importance of culture and the value of community with us. She has painted 14 message sticks for us at Kolbe, one for every TKW class. These message sticks will act as a symbol of unity and coming together as a community for each of the classes.
Mrs Bradley complemented the message of the TKW programme and spoke of the importance of serving the community. She encouraged our students to use their gifts and talents to be of service to others, and to explore how they can positively impact those around them.