In this rapidly changing world, academic results alone will not be enough to ensure the success and happiness of young women. Young people will thrive and be successful when we focus on their wellbeing, emotional intelligence, natural gifts and talents to the same extent as their academic results. We believe an innovative approach to wellbeing will support the girls leaving their school years with not only academic excellence but as well-rounded leaders of the future.
For thousands of years traditional cultures have recognised the importance of supporting young people transition to adulthood through a Rite of Passage. That is why St Hilda’s will be introducing a genuinely transformational Rites of Passage program called St Hilda’s Wandering Spirit to support all Year 9 girls from 2021.
The highlight of the program will be a two-week immersive experience at our Yeagarup campus. It will be led by experienced coordinators and mentors that will involve both our girls and their families.
It will be a chance for our girls to share and reflect on their life experiences, build healthy relationships, discover and develop who they are and who they really want to be now and in the future. Away from the pressures of daily life, it will allow them to connect with nature and stretch themselves physically, spiritually and emotionally.
It is a unique offering for our girls that enhances our current wellbeing and academic programs. It has been tailor made for our community to ensure our students are set up for long term success.
Wandering Spirit – It’s all about the girl.
As the program evolves we look forward to sharing more details later in the year.
To find out more about Dr Arne Rubenstein and Rites of Passage programs, click here.