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The Rite Journey

The Rite Journey – transitioning today’s teens through unique educational programs

For over 20 years The Rite Journey has been providing unique educational programs in schools and organisations designed to support the development of self-aware, responsible, respectful, resilient, reflective and resourceful adults.

The Rite Journey is a yearlong program for Year 9 students, designed to:

  • Acknowledge & celebrate each student’s shift to adulthood
  • Offer conversations & experiences to guide this transition
  • Foster connections with positive adult role models
  • Educate & include parents/carers in the process
  • Connect students with their strengths & build self-awareness
  • Transform school culture by developing responsibility

The Rite Journey aims to make a positive difference in society through nurturing and supporting children to understand their unique gifts and talents. Through understanding strengths and connecting to a curriculum embedded in lifelong skills and dispositions, we hope to support schools and families to nurture the children in their care, and prepare them for the world of adulthood.

The Rite Journey program is an important part of our student’s development, and their Rite Journey teacher will work closely to support students as they undertake a diverse range of activities, challenges, become involved with mentors, and take part in a series of challenges on camp. Teachers will work to help students develop skills to be confident young citizens with a sense of purpose.  The program is also aimed at assisting parents to support their children during this transition.

The Rite Journey Parent Handbook can be found below, and further resources can we found at www.theritejourney.com to assist parents/caregivers to support their children.

The Rite Journey program has been developed with the intention of helping children navigate their way through to adulthood. The program will challenge your child to engage in class discussions about their transition to becoming an adult and will help them to become responsible, resilient, resourceful, and respectful young adults. Each term will focus on a different topic including:

Term 1 – Relationship with self

Term 2 – Relationship with others

Term 3 – Relationship with spirit

Term 4 – Relationship with the world

The 7 Cs in The Rite Journey

The Rite Journey program is designed to provide students with the tools to become a responsible adult who displays the traits of courage, collaboration, consideration, compassion, commitment and connection. There are a range of events and activities which will run throughout the year, and a challenge component is included, which involves participation in the Term 3 camp.