For High School Students (Years 9 to 12)


High School students are able to participate in a wide variety of activities which help them develop leadership qualities, attain academic excellence and enlarge and strengthen their friendships outside of the school environment. Activities for students in Years 9 to 12 occur fortnightly on the weekend.

Activities include cultural and social gatherings, local outings, study sessions, study weekends, local and interstate service projects, community work, volunteering and spiritual formation.

Informal mentoring from older volunteers is also available to all students.

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High School Activities on Saturdays 4-7pm

Club Dates: Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 13, May 27, Jun 10, Jun 24, Jul 22, Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 2, Oct 14, Oct 28, Nov 11, Nov 25, Dec 9.


Easter Conference in Sydney

Easter Conference in Sydney for High School students April 10th -16th.


Cogito Study Program

As of Saturday 11th February we will start a Study Program for girls in years 9 to 12. The program called Cogito (Think, in latin) will take place every second Saturday from 2pm- 4pm however Heathgrove will be open every week for private study and group work from 2pm- 6pm also on Saturdays.

Though the Cogito program will be launched later in the year, this first term we will start applying two study goals with all the girls:

  1. "Terms & Conditions" of study, and
  2. Plan & Organisation- How to make a realistic study timetable

Further to this and after the study session, we will have a wide variety of activities which will include spiritual formation, outings, volunteering, cultural exchanges and future career information. We will discuss these with the girls in the coming weeks and we will send a plan to you.

We look forward to having your girls come back to Heathgrove and hope that they gain many positive experiences from their time here.


Study Skills

Heathgrove has developed programs that foster good study habits. We encourage girls to take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them, so their knowledge and skills can positively influence society in the future.

We support girls in their academic achievement by offering them a quiet study environment and opportunities for academic assistance in specific subjects in which they require extra help in order to succeed. This is available upon request.

Our tutoring sessions involve supervised study times which all upper secondary school students are welcome to participate in.


Study weekends

November 3rd - 5th 2017. Open to all high school students.

These weekend programs are exclusively for students in Year 10 and above. Girls are encouraged to manage their time well and follow their study program diligently. Features of this program include:

  • Structured revision and study times
  • Specialist teacher access (Maths, Sciences, Humanities and English)
  • Opportunities for private tutorials
  • Scheduled times for socialising and outings, as a healthy body makes for a healthy mind

Spiritual Activities

Spiritual activities include recollections, retreats and a variety of doctrinal and apologetic talks offered at Heathgrove for those girls who want to deepen their understanding of the faith.


Retreats

August 18th - 20th 2017

Weekend retreats are a time to reflect and make resolutions for the future. They offer daily Mass, time for personal prayer, reflections and talks on central themes related to living the Christian life within the specific circumstances of ordinary life. Opportunities for confession and personal spiritual direction are also available.

Retreats begin on Friday night at 6.30pm and finish on Sunday afternoon at 7.30pm (times of departure from and arrival at Heathgrove). They are held at Castlemaine Study Centre and cost $85/pp. Transport to and from Castlemaine is organised.

For more information and dates, please contact Carmen Pavia at activities@heathgrove.org.au.


Refugee Holiday Programs

January 27th - 28th, April 7th - 8th, July 7th - 8th, September 29th - 30th.


Christmas Mass

December 22nd 2017.


Recollections

Best explained as an abbreviated retreat, a recollection allows one to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of daily life, so as to renew one's relationship with God. It also offers the opportunity to reassess and renew resolutions and bring a fresh outlook for living well.

Recollections are approximately 2 hours in length and include: a talk on Christian life, prayer led by a priest, benediction and opportunity for confessions.

Recollections take place once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

For more information and dates, please contact Carmen Pavia at activities@heathgrove.org.au.