STRIVE is an experiential learning program for Year 8 students where participation and engagement with each experience are the key focus.

The acronym title stands for:

  • Spirituality
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Independence
  • Volunteering
  • Empowerment

These elements form the basis of the program which has been designed to promote a growth mindset and empower Year 8 students both as a group and individually. Its genesis is based on our founder’s belief:

“Just because it has not been done before, there is no reason why it should not be done.” (Mary Aikenhead)

The STRIVE program provides students with a variety of opportunities and experiences through which they may move out of their comfort zone, overcome challenges and broaden their perspective and understanding of the world around them.  Our aim is for students to experience something new, learning something new, grow in self confidence and strengthen and develop new relationships with their peers. We aim to build confidence, capacity, life skills and resilience in our students through these experiences.