Wellbeing across our curriculum
Our Faith and Spiritualty programme ensures students’ spiritual development together with their academic development, experienced through Liturgies, Masses, Reflection Days, and Retreats. An emphasis on global understanding and service, embedded in the International Baccalaureate, further supports this holistic education.
Growth and Personal Skills lessons from Year 6 to Year 12 follow developmentally targeted themes and learning activities that build intra and interpersonal understanding, individual capacity, and resilience.
Health and Physical Education lessons promote healthy lifestyle choices, with students encouraged to engage in a wide variety of curriculum extension activities across arts, clubs, and sports.
Break Free and Being You are optional curricular extension activities specifically for Year 9 students. Participants explore and challenge gender stereotypes, expectations, and misconceptions through structured, teacher-facilitated and judgement free discussions and activities. Immersive activities are complemented by guest speakers and practical demonstrations on topics such as self-defense and resilience, enabling students to build strong social relationships and a deeper understanding of self.
Open to students from Reception to Year 12, the Student Mentoring Programme has been a core wellbeing offering within the College for decades. Year 12 students, old collegians, and members of our College community support the wellbeing of our children and young people through building positive one-on-one relationships, enhancing self-esteem, confidence, and overall wellbeing for both participants.
Founded some 30 years ago, our Study Thinking Extension Programme (STEP) sees Year 9 and Year 10 students immersed in experiential programs about intra- and interpersonal skills, etiquette, and team building through investigative scenarios, team exercises, field trips, mindfulness sessions, and environmental maintenance of our produce garden on campus.
Students can also connect with First Nations people through our annual Trek to Mimili in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara, (APY Lands), located in the remote north west of South Australia.
Health support services are coordinated across the College with a focus on the management of complex health matters, development and oversight of Student Health Plans including medication management for school, camps and excursions, coordinating our First Aid response, health incident debriefing, health education, facilitating referral pathways for students and families, and management of the School Immunisation Programme.