Year 9 Outback Program
Year Nine is a period when many young people seem to lose their way. It is a time of social, emotional and physiological upheaval. It is a time of critical decision making, when world views are shaped and life choices are cemented - when young people are seeking to establish their own identity. We believe this journey of self discovery is strengthened by a deeper understanding of serving others, of looking outside oneself, of learning from elders and members of the community and, most importantly in establishing an intimate and dynamic relationship with their Creator.
The Year Nine program is designed to see students:
Grow towards wholeness;
Be established in their identity in Christ;
Have robust inquiring minds;
Engage in their worlds;
Contribute to their local communities;
Learn independently and cooperatively.
The corner stones of the Year Nine program are:
(John 15:8, Matthew 28:19)
Developing the character of Christ (Ephesians 5:1)
(John 10:1-21, Ephesians 5:1)
Course content slots into four main themes, i.e. Self, Local, National and Global. Withing these themes, students take on a variety of integrated studies to develop their knowledge and skills. Students are encouraged to take knowledge further, to discover how this new found knowledge, as well as skills can be used in a positive way for the Kingdom both now and in their future direction in life. There is a separate Year 9 facilities for these studies which enables the students the practice they need in forming a valuable community with staff and peers. All excursions are linked into curriculum and are valuable in the development of character for the students' spiritual journey.