Improved understanding of the needs and characteristics of the Year 9 students has led to a redesign of experiences planned for this year level at school. The Year 9 Challenge, a new direction grounded in research, has been implemented at Nunawading Christian College with positive feedback from students and parents.
Every Year 9 student at Nunawading Christian College participates in the Challenge Program. The program encourages students to discover their potential and the possibility for growth outside their comfort zone. Practical activities combined with personal reflection helps each child discover more about themselves and look beyond themselves to the needs of others.
At NCC we are committed to create lasting positive change at an age that for some students can be riddled with uncertainty, lack of motivation, disrespect and other behavioural issues. This program caters for every student, challenging them above and beyond their current limits.
“Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ― Robert A. Heinlein
It is intentionally aimed at Year 9 students in their development through a changing and challenging time of their lives.
We believe that we cannot grow without challenges and through them we learn. The program is year-long and specifically Biblically values-based. It aims to walk alongside students through a year of developmental awareness to equip them with the characteristics that are needed to not only survive in this world but to make a positive contribution. It encourages the role of mentors as extra guidance in the life of each student.