Retreat and reflection days form part of the distinctive character of Catholic schools. They recognise the individuality and dignity of each student by fostering their unique potential and spirituality. These occasions are a call for deep reflection where prayer, liturgy and scripture are at the centre of the experience.
The retreat programs and reflection days provide an opportunity for exploration of the students personal and diverse faith. The experiences enable students to understand each other in a new light and experience closeness to God based on personal encounter with the person of Jesus. By placing the overall educational endeavour in this context, it recognises a fundamental principle which underpins Catholic education: “children’s flourishing is an expression of God’s grace.” (McEvoy, J. 2015, p.9 Children Close to the Mystery of God.)