The Year 9 Personal Development and Leadership programme engages our young men in a diverse range of leadership and development experiences, centred around our local community. Each week, Year 9 boys are engaged with cadets (Army, Navy or Air Force) or the service programme. Our service activities engage our boys with the community by way of local land restoration projects, visits to aged-care homes, toy manufacture for disadvantaged children and a Scouts division. As cadets, Year 9 boys learn numerous skills by way of leadership and teamwork, continuing a long-standing tradition of Army, Navy and Air Force participation at Churchie.
The Year 9 Personal Development and Leadership programme is unique to the year level and complements the wide range of cadet and community service experiences that are the hallmark of all stages of a Churchie education.
Through participation in the Year 9 Personal Development and Leadership programme our young men earn credits towards the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh International Award, affording our boys further avenues to develop and practise their leadership skills.