Leadership requires both the capacity to embrace challenge as well as the desire to generously serve others. We aim to provide students with meaningful opportunities to develop the skills of leadership and exercise both empathy and compassion as genuine participants in authentic community service.
Our Year 10 Peak Adventure program seeks to promote both principles by providing opportunities for students to participate in a week of physical activity complemented by a further week dedicated to community service.
Students select either a winter or summer activity from a comprehensive adventure list that includes, camping, hiking, scuba diving, surfing, rock climbing, caving, cross country skiing, kayaking, white water rafting and cycling. These activities require a mastery and application of new skills that develops both persistence and resilience as well as promoting teamwork, relationship building and the affirmation of others.
At the same time students select a community service agency to support. The service list includes over fifteen local agencies isuch as Meals on Wheels, Anglicare, Uniting Care Eldercare, Phoenix Society and the Mary Magdelene Centre. Participation in these activities promotes empathy and compassion.
In combination the Peak Adventure program supports our commitment to promoting growth through all domains of learning, to touch hearts as well as minds and to enable students to create a better and more peaceful world through service, understanding and respect for one another.