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11 Feb

Year 12 Aspire Retreat

In an ongoing pursuit of excellence, our Class of 2019 attended a full-day Study Retreat earlier this week. Held at the WestWaters Hotel complex in Caroline Springs, the retreat was for all Year 12 students, whether pursuing a VCE, VCAL or VET pathway.

The theme of the retreat each year is ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ means to lift, to reach. It is our deep hope that students are inspired to reach beyond perceived limitations to achieve their goals.

At Melton Christian College, we believe that establishing a strong start for our students’ final year helps equip students mentally, physically and spiritually. The Aspire program, which is both intensive and engaging, included presentations from a variety of in-house speakers and invited guests:

• Bec from OneGirl (http://www.onegirl.org.au), an organisation who help girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda stay in school
• A past student panel comprising Micah Hocking (2017), Sarah Quinto (2014), Darren Quinto (2013) and Jeremy Chalker (2012); and
• A speaker from Elevate Education on “Ace Your Exams" was also part of the line-up of excellent speakers.

Conference sessions and activities covered areas such as vision and influence, senior school leadership, maintaining good study habits and health and wellbeing. Importantly, there were opportunities for our senior students to deepen their collegiality and teamwork, as these are vital elements of academic success.

Feedback from students included:

"This was such a great way to start the year!"

"From now on I won’t let small setbacks define me"

"I’m motivated to take care of myself mentally, physically and spiritually this year"

"I loved that we’ve had time to hang out with each other and build memories in our final years"

A final word from Amanda Kirsten, Year 12 and VCE Coordinator: “Our Class of 2019 are passionate, determined and driven to do their best. Let’s cheer them on their final leg of their journey!”