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

  • Study Rooms open from 10am to 8pm
  • Ongoing courses (Literary Society Best Books, Youth Social Action, Friendship & Resilience, etc.) from 3-4pm
  • Spiritual input from 4 to 5pm (Meditation, talks, sacrament of Confession and once a month recollection)
  • Dinner at 7pm ($7/pp)

Easter Conference in Sydney

Easter Conference in Sydney for High School students April 17th-20th.


Cogito Study Program

COGITO is a Study Program for girls in High School (years 7 to 12). The program called Cogito (Think in latin) provides more than supervised study as it uses a proactive positive psychology approach to help student both set goals and use their learning skills in the best way they can. Cogito takes place after school on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm.

Through one-on-one coaching, we identify specific term goals and plan how to achieve them. We use a COGITO student agenda at the start of every study session to prioritise their academic tasks and organise their time in accomplishing these tasks. Towards the end of the term, we hold a study weekend session (marathon) here in the centre where the girls will be provided with intensive study blocks in preparation for their exams/ assessments. At the end of the term we will be conducting a meeting with parents about their children's progress in the program in order to strengthen the link between study life and home life.

If you're interested to know more about COGITO and how to get your daughter involved, please refer to the brochure here. The fee is $40 per term or $5 per session. Otherwise feel free to send us an email to cogito@heathgrove.org.au. We'd love to hear from you!


Study weekends

Open to all high school students.

These weekend programs are exclusively for high school students. 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

  • March 7th-10th: University Students and years 10 to 12
  • May 3rd–5th: University Students and years 10 to 12
  • August 16th–18th: University Students and years 10 to 12
  • September 26th-28th: Years 7 & 8 Leadership Retreat
  • November 1st–3rd: Years 9

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 $100/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

Refugee tutorial days will take place once a month- for more information please email us to divevolunteering@heathgrove.org.au


Christmas Mass

December 20th, 2019.


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.