The Year 9 curriculum at St Bernard’s takes up the challenge of developing “a distinctive phase of learning” specifically designed for boys at this critical stage in their education. Living away from home for days at a time over a four week period at Santa Monica will provide additional opportunities for growth. Sharing the Campus with other students will provide a rich and varied environment, facilitating better understanding of what it means to become more adult, to be a responsible member of a community and to take steps towards finding their own place in the world. The Santa Monica experience aims to provide an environment for all learners, which is safe, caring, structured, challenging and engaging.As educators our aim is for all Year 9 students to be reflective, passionate, enthusiastic and active learners. We are confident Santa Monica will provide an environment where all these aims can be met.