The Rite Journey

For information about the Rite Journey Programme at St Margaret’s College in 2016, click here.

The start of the school year marks a unique opportunity for the girls entering year 10 at St Margaret’s College. As they come of age and move from adolescence to adulthood they are guided through this often challenging journey with the help of a programme that was adopted by St Margaret’s five years ago. 

The Rite Journey, a year long programme created by a South Australian physical education teacher, provides unique life skills that support the development of self-aware, responsible and resilient young women. 

For the 152 year 10 girls attending St Margaret’s College in 2016, their Rite Journey began on Friday, 12 February. The first step to farewelling their childhood starts by thanking their parents and caregivers and acknowledging all those that have supported them and those that will continue to support them as they embark on their journey; their rite of passage, into adulthood. 

Head of Middle School Kathryn Gray says that, ‘the programme enables students to journey through the minefield that is adolescence in a positive, supportive way providing opportunity to reflect on their life and gain skills that will be invaluable in the future’

A complete education requires more than just classroom learning and St Margaret’s College provides a challenging yet supportive environment where girls are able to develop effective learning strategies to equip themselves for life long learning. 




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