College Immersion Opportunities

Are you keen to do things that matter? Do you want to participate in a trip of a lifetime?

We are now seeking applications from current Years 8 and 9 students for the 2023 SHC Immersion Programs to Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory. These programs take students on environmental and cultural adventures, providing immersive learning experiences that cannot be achieved in the classroom, with opportunities for students to meaningfully contribute to their world.

A program information session will run via zoom on Wednesday 11 May from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Student applications must be submitted online by Friday 20 May.

Families and students have been emailed with program and application details. For further information, please contact Christina Symons, Faith Life and Mission Education Leader: csymons@shcgeelong.catholic.edu.au

Sacred Ecology - Rainforest and Reef Immersion

The Far North Queensland Conservation Program is an environmental adventure that will take students to the Great Barrier Reef, ancient Daintree rainforest and beautiful Fitzroy Island. As part of this 9-day immersion, we are partnering with a variety of world class NGO’s and service organisations.

Students will go behind the scenes to join programs focusing on Daintree Rainforest regeneration, turtle rehabilitation, aquaponics and food security, Indigenous connection to country and women’s health, climate change and its effect on coral, microplastic pollution and sustainability.

First Nations Immersion Program

The Indigenous Immersion and Service Program combines cultural learnings and community service with an exploration on country in Kakadu National Park.

As part of this unique opportunity, students will learn about the local peoples and ancient culture that have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years, as well as challenge themselves physically on a number of on country expeditions. The Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage Area covering some 20,000 square kms. Waterfalls tumble from the red cliffs off the Arnhem Land escarpment into shady pools; tranquil wetlands teem with animal and bird life, while 40,000 years of Aboriginal cultural heritage is on display in the numerous hidden rock art galleries.

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