A SCHOOL OF

CATHOLIC SPECIAL CHARACTER

WE EMBRACE OUR

RICH NEW ZEALAND CULTURE

FOSTERING AN

INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT

CREATE LASTING

MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

WE ASPIRE TO

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

Journey Programme

The Journey Programme is a unique experience offered to Garin College students. Every year from Year 9 students engage in an outdoor camp experience with a themed Journey for their learning, discovery, friendships, spiritual and personal growth.

Year 9

  • Basecamp – Whenua iti Outdoors (WIO) – BELONGING (Encountering)
  • Knowing God, Finding God in Creation, ourselves and through friendship
  • New beginnings, building friendships

Year 10

  • Te Haerenga Waka – Marahau- McDonalds Farm – GUARDIANSHIP (Knowing)
  • Acceptance of Self and others
  • Our relationship with the environment
  • Challenging ourselves, self-discovery and building team
  • Exploring our bicultural relationship

Year 11

  • Kaitiakitanga – Canaan Downs – COLLABORATING (Seeking)
  • Myself in relation to others, God and creation
  • Contribution/ Making a difference

Year 12

  • Ascent – Abel Tasman/WIO – SERVANT LEADER (Affirming)
  • Jesus the model of compassion and a visionary leader
  • Team-ship, fellowship

Year 13

  • Summit – Marahau-Outdoor Centre – MISSION (Witnessing)
  • Stepping Out – Taking the Gospel to the world
  • Search for the Hero within
  • Our last year…goals hopes and dreams
  • Leading, role modelling