Transformative Educational Journey

Transformative Educational Journey2023-08-11T11:20:47+10:00

Our transformative Year 9 Project Villa Program is an immersive outdoor learning endeavour designed to cultivate well-rounded global citizens. As the pinnacle of our Middle School curriculum, this international immersion and service initiative empowers students through service, Christian values, and self-discovery.

Through the Year 9 Project Villa Program, I discovered the world beyond textbooks and classrooms. Immersed in new cultures and experiences, I found my place in a global community, ignited by a desire to make a difference.

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Fostering Global Citizenship

All Year 9 students embark on a two-week immersion journey to the Narpow Point Education Centre, engaging with local communities while contributing to meaningful missions. Activities such as building, farming, cooking, and general assistance provide students with hands-on experiences that foster growth and cultural awareness.

Nurturing Holistic Development

At Redlands College, we embrace a learning philosophy characterised by curious minds, loving hearts, serving hands and purposeful lives. We recognise the importance of community and intentional relationships with peers, educators, parents, and partners. Our Narpow Point Education Centre serves as the cornerstone of this philosophy—a residential service learning program that shapes Year 9 students into confident individuals.

Key Features of Project Villa

Immersive Cultural Engagement

By participating in immersive cultural engagement activities within local communities, students are able to gain invaluable firsthand insights into a wide range of cultures, languages, arts, faiths, and ways of life.

Collaboration Connections

Forge meaningful connections with peers and mentors to foster a sense of belonging and shared purpose through collaboration.

Empowered Student-Led Exploration

The program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Vanuatu’s Indigenous heritage, culture, faith, environment, history, and language, resulting in a deeper appreciation and respect for its people and their way of life.

Leadership & Teamwork

Through experiential learning activities that involve working within small teams, students develop leadership and communication skills for their future careers and personal lives while fostering a supportive learning environment.

Service Learning

Redlands College partners with local groups to prioritise service and connection. Collaborating with these organisations creates a culture of reciprocity that benefits the community and instils important values in students.


Students are encouraged to journal, reflect, and evaluate daily to gain a better understanding of themselves and others. This fosters personal growth, empathy, and a more informed worldview.

Agents of Change

Year 9 students are inspired to effect positive change in their communities and beyond. They are encouraged to explore ways to contribute to society and become influential agents of change.

The Year 9 Project Villa Program is an empowering outdoor educational journey that combines global exposure, service learning, personal growth, and Christian values. Join us in nurturing well-rounded global citizens who contribute positively to the world.

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