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Brisbane School Retreats

Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing is a specialist provider of Brisbane school retreats, reflection days and workshops for prep to Year 12 for both Catholic and State schools.  She travels across and beyond Brisbane to connect with and empower young people along their journey. Experience Wellbeing retreats and workshops are about providing social, emotional and spiritual…
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Catholic Retreat Ministries

Donna Power has been involved in Catholic Retreat Ministries since 1999 when she initiated a youth ministry at her home parish of St William’s, Grovely, Brisbane.  After graduating from her Bachelor of Education at QUT she began her career as a Campus Minister at Siena Catholic College on the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane.…
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Catholic Retreat

Experience Wellbeing values the engaging and empowering nature of the Catholic Retreat or Reflection Day. For more information about why schools choose Donna Power’s programs visit www.experience-wellbeing.com/why-choose-experience-wellbeing Below is a lovely worded quote from GPBS of New South Wales explaining the spiritual benefits of the Catholic Retreat. Catholic Retreat “Retreats and Reflection Days One of…
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Year 12 Retreat

Experience Wellbeing creates and facilitates Catholic and State School workshops and programs. To find out more about Donna Power’s Experience Wellbeing Year 12 Retreat go to Programs or email her for a full description and quote at exp.wellbeing@gmail.com The below article from the Parramatta Catholic Diocese offers a great explanation of the benefits of Catholic School…
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School Retreats

Through Experience Wellbeing, Donna Power caters for Catholic School Retreats from prep to year 12 and finds the purpose explained below to be very motivating and exciting.  For more information about Experience Wellbeing School Retreats go to www.experience-wellbeing.com/programs.  The following is a rationale on Catholic School Retreats in the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia…
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Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing creates games that engage young people in her retreats and workshops in Queensland schools

Retreat Games

Each of the retreat games in Experience Wellbeing programs is designed to excite and engage young people with colour, fun and an appropriate level of challenging tasks.  Safety requirements are met with careful planning for boundaries, team numbers, markers, safe rules and timing. More Info on Retreat Games Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes…
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Liturgy

“I must give a big thank you to Xavier Catholic College in Hervey Bay for inviting me to facilitate their Year 8 Retreat. A highlight of the retreat was the liturgy where among other things students drew symbols of the impact of compassion. The year 8 retreat focus was on leadership and giving the gift…
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Early Years

Experience Wellbeing is a specialist provider of workshops and reflection days for early years education. Donna Power integrates curriculum themes into the social and emotional education program. In this example, a year 1 and 2 “Camp Day Experience” at Ithaca Creek State School in Brisbane, her program tied into the students’ study of a local…
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Year 10

The Year 10 Experience Wellbeing Retreat celebrates the transition from childhood to adulthood for year levels of girls, guys or both. San Sisto is a very special Catholic College to Donna Power as the staff have invested much time into consulting with her.  The APRE, Campus Minister and teachers take the spiritual, social and emotional…
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Games

  “One day a fortnight I have the privilege and pleasure of playing purposeful games with the Year 1s, 2s, 3s and 4s at Ithaca Creek State School in Bardon, Brisbane.  Each game is designed to allow the kids a chance to practice skills for social and emotional resilience.  The games are not easy or…
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Built

“The Year 7 girls at St Mary’s Ipswich were a delight to spend the day with.  We started by learning about the amazing house parties that Jesus and His Disciple, Matthew, invited all sorts of people to.  Through games, activities, sharing and a liturgy, the girls built all sorts of connections together to form a more…
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Angels

“What a pleasure it was to bond with the Year 8 girls at St Mary’s, Ipswich.  Together we discovered how to give the gift of confidence to each other and ourselves.  We looked at how Angel Gabriel gave confidence to Mary and Joseph as they followed God’s grand call for their lives.  The girls gave…
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Donna Power uses the power of music in her retreats and workshops

Rock

“One of my favourite moments of this Year 6 “Raise the Bar” retreat day was when the boys and girls took it upon themselves to amp up for social justice during the anthem-type song, “Living Water”.  What a bunch of vibrant and positive young people!  We had a very fun time as a group and…
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This is picture from the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane's website features Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing amongst other youth ministry leaders as they interviewed Donna for an online youth resource which was a wonderful endorsement of her work

Video

“Young people and the Church” “Young people are inspirational, open-hearted, vulnerable, creative, intelligent and deeply compassionate. They are Good News for the Church.” Donna Power on the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese website https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/beliefs-and-works/young-people-and-the-church/ Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule”…
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Mentor

“I’m so thrilled to mentor the new Campus Minister at San Sisto Girls College as she facilitates her first retreat. It is wonderful to nurture the gifts and skills of an upcoming minister. Well done, Kate!”  Donna Power re mentoring a new Brisbane Catholic Education Campus Minister. About Donna Power What is it about Donna…
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Feedback

“Dear Donna, Thank you for being part of our 2015 2/1 Camp Experience. On behalf of the 2/1 teachers and Ithaca Creek State school, I would like to thank you for your services at our camp day. The team building exercises were just right for the occasion, the children were engaged and entertained. Both year…
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Treasure

“What a wonderful day I had today with little people from a Brisbane State School.  Our Teamwork theme for the day was “Treasure” and our fun activities were full of colour and energy.   Early years students are very capable of engaging in teamwork games.  Call or email me if you’d like a special program for…
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Note

Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a sequence of exciting, colourful and challenging activities the students practice social and emotional skills with a focus on creativity, cooperation, respect and perseverance. … Years 3 &…
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Song

Click here to see great video of 270 students bonding through live music!! Contact Donna for full descriptions and quotes for school retreats Programs for Early Years Years 1 & 2 Retreat:  Teamwork “The Golden Rule” & “Ready to Play” Following a sequence of exciting, colourful and challenging activities the students practice social and emotional skills…
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Parish

“Recently I had the privilege of spending the afternoon with children who are preparing to receive their Catholic Sacraments in the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Caloundra.  I find these experiences to be very special as the children are so open to learning about Jesus and prayer and community that they engage whole-heartedly in…
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Womanhood

  “Earlier this year I worked closely with the key staff of San Sisto Girls Catholic College to design a very special day for their Year 10 cohort.  The program focussed on the transition from girl to woman and both guided the girls and celebrated their change.  It was a special day for me, too.”…
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Heroes

“What a pleasure!  The Hervey Bay heroes are the Year 7s of Xavier Catholic College who displayed such confidence, creativity, clear communication and community-building skills that I was blown away.  What a community!  Thank you, Xavier College.”  Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing on planning and facilitating a Catholic Year 7 Retreat Day in Hervey Bay,…
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Community

“It was exciting to be with the 140 Year 7 students of St Augustine’s at Augustine Heights.  We enjoyed a community-building program and it was great to see the students grow in confidence over the day.  No longer are they a collection of segmented groups from different schools.  They are now connected as one community…
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Camp

“I was privileged to join 90 of the Year 6 students of Siena Catholic Primary school at their Leadership Camp in Coolum.  We enjoyed a jam-packed evening of games, music and prayer.”  Donna Power from Experience Wellbeing re facilitating games on a Year 6 Camp on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Contact Donna for full descriptions…
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