Year 7

Transitus is a two-day retreat for Year 7 students to grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ, membership of His Church and to strengthen their transition into Catholic Secondary School. The word ‘transitus’ is the latin word for ‘passage, crossing, movement over, transition, transit’.

Year 8

Festa Christi is a two-day retreat experience that involves activities that focus on ‘walking in another person’s shoes’, having the students overcoming their fears and gaining a greater awareness of social justice. Festa Christi’s program allows time for prayer and reflection and concludes with the celebration of the Eucharist.

Year 10

The SHINE Gathering allows students undertaking the CSYMA program from across the diocese to gather and share a faith experience, while practicing the skills they have been developing. SJPC host this event.

Year 11

Street Retreat promotes school evangelisation and catechesis in a way that engages the passion, imagination and commitment of Year 11 students to live as Christian disciples within the Catholic Community. This program is designed to provide students the opportunity to take part in volunteer outreach with the marginalised in our community. 

Upper Secondary

Ignite is a dynamic and contemporary Catholic conference for adults and teenagers. Since it began in 2001, it has grown to become the largest Catholic youth event of its kind in Australia. The Ignite experience gets bigger every year, and now regularly attracts over 1300 young people, ministry leaders, priests, religious and parents from across our nation and beyond.

Year 12

Kairos is a peer-to-peer ministry retreat given in the Jesuit School tradition and features student led small groups and discussions. It is sacramentally focussed.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life"  (John 14:6)

St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour