Year 11 Retreat – Group 1
The Year 11 Street Retreat exposed our students to the harsh reality of life on the street for Sydney’s homeless.

Many of the elements of this type of life are unfamiliar to our students and they obviously learned so much during these three days in Sydney. The boys visit The Wayside Chapel, The Jewish Holocaust Museum, The Indigenous Centre of Excellence, Australian Catholic Mission, St Canice Catholic Church, Oasis (Salvation Army), St Mary’s Cathedral, and several outreach centres for the homeless and the surrounds of the famous Kings Cross area. They also observe and receive an explanation of the Needle Exchange and Matthew Talbot Hostel.

They witness wealth and poverty on the streets of Darlinghurst. Representatives from Youth of The Streets and L’Arche inform the students of the great work that these organisations participate in. It is the hope of the St Edwards’ community that the lessons learnt on these few days will remain in the boy’s hearts and minds and that their outreach to others continues for life.

Mr Beacroft
Mission and Identity Coordinator