TRANSFORMING TODAY’S TEENS
THE RITE JOURNEY IS A YEAR-LONG PROGRAM DESIGNED TO:
- acknowledge & celebrate each student’s shift into adulthood
- offer conversations & experiences to guide this transition
- foster connections with positive adult role models
- educate & include parents/carers in the process
- connect students with their strengths & build self-awareness
- transform school culture by developing responsibility
FOUR THEMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
🤷♂️WHO AM I REALLY?
Students gain an understanding of themselves by exploring self-identity and the expectations placed on them by society. Topics include self-awareness, gender identity and body image.
💁♂️HOW DO I GET ALONG WITH OTHERS?
This theme assists students in exploring their role in relationships. Conversations include emotional literacy, listening, non-violence, anger management and healthy sexuality.
❓IS THERE SOMETHING MORE?
Throughout this unit students reflect on some of the deeper aspects of life including stillness, mindfulness, values, sadness, happiness, mortality and wisdom.
❤WHAT DO I HAVE TO GIVE?
The final theme prompts students to consider their future, what they have to offer the world and calls them to responsibility. Topics include leadership, intentions, kindness and gratitude.
A CONTEMPORARY RITE OF PASSAGE
In 1909 anthropologist Arnold Van Gennep recognised that most cultures transitioned individuals from one social role to another by way of what he termed ‘rites of passage’. He recognised three distinct elements throughout different cultures: separation, transformation and reincorporation.
The Rite Journey acknowledges the lack of this process in western culture and reinvents this transition into adulthood using a Hero’s Journey. It expands the 3 elements into seven stages.
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