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For the past 16 years I have worked with school groups around Australia. Student reflection days are available to primary students preparing for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation whilst secondary students are invited to share a day of reflection

Themes may be tailored towards the specific school year level and age group.

Activities offered include:

Prayer ritual

Ice breaking games

Team building games

Group activities and discussions

Indoor and outdoor tasks

Art and craft activities

Leadership tasks

School creed activities


Poster work

Liturgy /reflection

As a Catholic teacher of Secondary Education I look forward to creating a program that will inform, engage and entertain your students. There are also opportunities for prayer and reflection and as a successful musician I bring the gift of live music to the retreat experience.

For more information about the Student Retreat Program please call Maria on 0411158593 or email


'From the first strum of her guitar Maria has our Year 12 young women in the palm of her hand – and there they stay for the next 6 hours!

The Twilight Reflection that Maria facilitates is a delightful experience. It is a mix of prayer, story, remembering, reflecting, writing, drawing, playing, singing, healing – all done in an atmosphere of great trust and respect.'It is a sacred time that our Year 12 young women treasure.candle.JPG

Mary Hilton

Deputy Principal – Mission

Mary Mac Killop College

Nundah, Brisbane.

"Thank you Maria for the sensitive way you related to the gifted children in our enrichment program. These children have an emotional sensitivity and intensity that can often be isolating and you responded to them in a way that made them feel safe to express themselves. Your willingness and ability to modify the program in response to the children was lovely to watch. They left with new friends and smiles on their faces. You made the day very special for everyone involved."

Pam Lyons, Coordinator of the Able Learners' Enrichment Program, La Trobe University, Bendigo

'Your presentation was everything we could have wanted: entertaining, uplifting and quite inspiring.' Bernard, Sacred Heart, Geelong

'Thank you for helping our children see a little more of themselves and for the gift of music you have shared' Mary Immaculate, Ivanhoe