The Hartzer Program is a unique opportunity where our students spend four weeks in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, building their independence and completing their curriculum in a different setting and format.
The residential program provides our students with the opportunity to celebrate their giftedness, grow in faith, embrace their learning, build positive relationships and teamwork skills, venture beyond their comfort zones, develop confidence and connect with our OLSH history.
The program includes two days in Canberra visiting Parliament House, the Royal Australian Mint and the Australian War Memorial, and day trips to Sydney to explore the sites and complete the Bondi to Coogee walk.
The girls also make connection with our OLSH heritage, visiting the OLSH Sisters in Kensington, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church Randwick and St Bernards Primary School in Botany. There are day trips and hikes in the areas surrounding Bowral, such as Fitzroy Falls and Mount Gibraltar, and weekend visits to the Bowral township.
Onsite at Hartzer Park, the girls embrace the daily routines completing project work, personal training sessions, sharing meals and evening study time together, and making connections through the shared experience.
As the program draws to a close, there is a retreat day where the girls have the space and time to reflect on the experience, acknowledging the lifelong skills they have developed, before a welcome return to family and loved ones.