In Year 9 one of the highlights is the implementation of The Rite Journey. This program is developed to provide conversation for girls to experience a memorable Rite of Passage to help them in their transition from childhood to adulthood. They are provided with an opportunity for growth that comes from risk and challenge; taking students away from their screens and building strong and rich connections with their parents, facilitators, teachers, peers and mentors.
The girls engage in reflection and discussion helping them develop strategies for the life changing journey ahead of them, by exploring and discovering consciousness, connection, communication, and celebration. We end the year with a two-night camp full of personal and team challenges, including a 12-hour silent self-reflection opportunity. Mercedes College is proud that we are the only all girls College to offer this program in WA.