The College has a strong focus on Youth Ministry. Students have an opportunities to be part of the Marist Remar Programme in Years 10 - 12, or the Mercy Seeds of Justice group for all students from Year 7 - 12.
There is also a local Parish based youth programme called Stronger which is open to all students and allows them to explore their own faith and understanding of the Catholic story. Students have the oppotunity to get involved in rallies and retreats and it is possible to continue this programme and be involved after students leave Notre Dame College.
Offered as an extra-curricular activity to our Year 10-12 students, Remar is a Marist run program that allows students to develop skills in a range of areas including leadership, public speaking, faith and ministry and service. Beginning in 1992, the Remar program has spread all over Australia. The four spokes of Remar are skills and knowledge, community, faith development and ministry and service. Each of these four spokes help to shape the Caravel as a group to produce great leaders and a hardworking team.
Remar Gold, Blue and Red Embarkation Camps
On the 12th February, 2016, our Remar Golds and Blues in Year 12 and 11 commenced their Embarkation camp to Corop. This is a yearly event which gives our students who are involved in Remar a chance to bond as a group before undergoing the challenges of the year. For our Blues in Year 11, the camp ran for five days as they had to coordinate the Remar Red Embarkation which began on Sunday, 14th February. This was a great opportunity for our Remar Blues to use the leadership skills that they have gained from their experience as Remar Reds. The Red Embarkation camp was an introduction to Remar for our Year 10 students who were curious to know more about Remar as well as an opportunity to become part of the Remar program.
“There is no simple way to describe the emotions you go through on Remar Embarkation, there’s dance parties, laughing until your insides ache and an all-round feeling of togetherness that you can’t get anywhere else.” – Kaitlyn Tzountzourkas CR08
“The Remar Red Embarkation camp was amazing experience for everyone. We all met new people and learnt a lot about others as well as ourselves. We participated in teamwork and trust building exercises which drew us closer as a team and caravel, closer than you would think could be possible in a few short days!” – Jasmine De Lai KE07 and Steph Borzillo KE08