Year 11 students have enjoyed two days of reflection at the Merroo Christian Centre in the Blue Mountains for their Year 11 Retreat.
The Retreat is set early in the school year to engage students in conversation, activities and reflection designed to contribute to their individual and collective formation as a group, preparing them for the important years as senior students at MacKillop.
Students arrived early Thursday morning and engaged in a range of sessions, activities, and prayer reflections. During each session, students reflected on the 2017 College theme, “Stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong” (Corinthians 16: 3), and how it challenged them in their everyday lives, the recognition and development of support strategies students can utilise to guide their life journey, and the challenge for students to achieve their best. These reflections also encouraged the students to further strengthen the relationships that the cohort has built together.
Highlights of the Retreat included a liturgy, prepared by Mr Moyle and Mr Bowman, and an evening disco and games night.
The Year 11 Retreat would not have been such a great success without the amazing group of people who came to the Retreat and helped run all the sessions and activities. Thank you and congratulations to the Year 11 Pastoral Team for their untiring enthusiasm and the College Executive for their presence and involvement on the Retreat.
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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop made the statement: “We are but travellers here, so while we are here we should do as much good as we can and live in peace with each other.”
With this in mind, the College respectfully acknowledges the Ngunnawal people who are the Traditional Custodians and First People of the land on which we gather each day. The College also pays its respects to the Elders past, present and emerging, and any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples living and working in the MacKillop community.
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