Immersion & Exploration
Immersion experiences involve students in a social justice experience that has practical applications. They provide students with an opportunity to respond to the injustices around them and to attend to the needs of others.
Our aim is to help the students understand that the point of service is not just what changes as a result of one’s efforts, but that it is the change in one’s self that matters.
Immersion Units respond to the challenges of our time and how they relate to adolescent male psychology. There is a sense that, as Catholics, we have a crisis of identity, of meaning and of purpose. How do we respond and remain faithful to our traditions? Our role models need to be St Joseph as Husband and Father; Jesus as Prophet, a man of social action and revelation and Edmund Rice, as a man of faith and learning.
Year 10 students can immerse themselves in the following experiences:
- Timor-Leste: Comunidade Edmund Rice ministry.
- India: Friends of Mithra ministry
- Fiji: Village experience
- Beyond Borders: Far North Queensland and Greater South-Queensland indigenous communities
- Matthew 25: Local community groups and indigenous art
- Australian Catholic University: Photography course and Health Sciences