Spiritual Retreat Program
The Spiritual Retreat program at Gregory Terrace provides students with Gospel centred formative experiences through which their spiritual growth is nurtured as they grow in Christian self-understanding.
Each year level retreat is an experience that is a time to renew and reconcile within the context of a Christian reflective experience. As they search for meaning in our world, each student is supported with seeing the realities of our world in new and live-giving ways. They are encouraged to a personal relationship with Jesus and to respond to Christ's call to serve others.
A sense of the sacred is created by each retreat being conducted in the natural setting of the College’s Maroon Outdoor Education Centre or Tennyson Playing Fields. Our dedicated Campus Ministry and Peer Ministry staff facilitate the retreats that include of pre and post briefing experiences for students and staff.
- Year 5 | Positive Friendships: Focusing on charity and positive relationships, connecting the theme to the scripture passage from Matthew’s Gospel - ”So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.”
- Year 6 | Reflecting & Transitioning: Provides a reflective opportunity for the boys in a significant time of transition from primary to secondary school.
- Year 7 | Shalom Retreat: Focuses on the passage from Mark’s Gospel where Jesus says, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
- Year 8 | Emmaus Retreat: Focuses on the concept of life journey and helps identify the people who have walked beside us.
- Year 9 | Micah Retreat: Exploring the message of the Prophet Micah, who is known best for challenging others to “Act justly, love tenderly and to walk humbly with God.”
- Year 11 | Leadership Retreat: Challenging our leaders of tomorrow with contemporary leadership theories and practices in light of the gospel, including the practice of Servant Leadership.
- Year 12 | Kairos Retreat: Students listen to a team of staff who share their story of the good times and challenging times in their lives, reflect on their relationship with God and how we are called to make a difference in our world.