Residential Education Program

Residential Education Program

The Residential Education Program at Mount St Benedict College plays an important role in the lives of our students. As a compulsory part of school, not only do these residential experiences assist the physical and emotional wellbeing of our students, but they also encourage their spiritual development. Whilst each experience has its own distinct ‘flavour’, all of the programs provide activities, experiences and challenges that are beneficial to our students’ learning.

The Program at the College consists of both Camps and Retreats which occur annually. The Residential Education Program links the classroom curriculum, the Mission Programs and Pastoral Care Programs to the outdoors, and allow students to learn through practical experience, reflection, and discussion. Students are challenged to engage in environmentally sustainable living practices and to develop key personal and social competencies.

Year Group Duration Venue Theme
Year 7 Camp 3 days, 2 nights Stanwell Tops “Who is my neighbour?”
Year 8 Camp 3 days, 2 nights Lake Macquarie “Not passing to the other side”
Year 9 Camp 3 days, 2 nights (optional Duke of Edinburgh Extension) Camp Somerset “Be the Samaritan”
Year 10 Residential Program 5 days, 4 nights Various Locations “Bandaged wounds, pouring oil and wine”
Year 11 Retreat 3 days, 2 nights Various Locations “The one who showed mercy”
Year 12 Retreat 3 days, 2 nights Various Locations “Go and do likewise”