Transforming Today's Teens - Rite Journey 'Departure' Ceremony

As part of PCACS's Compass Pastoral Care Program, the Rite Journey's 'Departure' ceremony was a significant event in the development of our Year 9 students.

The Rite Journey reinvents the traditional process of a Rite of Passage to assist in transforming the adolescent from dependency to responsibility. 

We were presented with a hauntingly beautiful backdrop for the key event at Shoalwater Reserve on Thursday 7 March and it was incredible to see the close connections between students and their parents.  

The Year 9s now continue their Journey as they continue to engage in a weekly Rite Journey session and be guided by a same sex mentor teacher.  This time is dedicated to exploring the topics of ‘Who am I really?’, ‘How do I get on with others?’, ‘Is there something more?’, and ‘What do I have to give? What is my purpose?’  These topics guide our students on a journey throughout the year to shift from a childish way of thinking to ultimately develop a greater sense of what it means to be a responsible and respectful man or woman.

Click HERE to view the video of the evening.