The Rite Journey
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. [Anne Frank]
The Rite Journey (TRJ) is a unique educational programme designed for year 9 students which supports their development into self-aware, engaged, responsible and resilient young adults. The year-long programme combines the studies areas of health and personal development, Christian Studies and physical challenge.
The Rite Journey provides our emerging young men and women with the opportunity to experience important life lessons, created and facilitated by our caring guides (teachers) and significant adult mentors. A unique feature of The Rite Journey is the seven steps that form a contemporary Rite of Passage. The TRJ team at Trinity have created a special and memorable series of events, aimed at honouring each young person’s transition into adulthood. Parents and carers are encouraged to be involved in some of these ceremonies and share this part of their child’s journey.
Underpinned by strong Christian values and worldview and customised to reflect the needs of students at Trinity, the program provides a safe environment where students together with their teachers and within their gender groups, examine and discuss the complexities of becoming young adults in a sometimes confusing world. They will also face physical challenges in order to develop persistence and resilience. A key element of the Year 9 Rite Journey is the Solo Challenge. This involves students pitching their own tent, providing their own food and being alone until mid-morning the next day.
The involvement and input of parents and mentors as positive and proactive role models also play a major role in the success of the journey into adulthood.
Visit the official Rite Journey website for more information about the program.