What Makes Project Hatch Different

When it comes to retreats and reflection days, many schools find it difficult providing a range of fully integrated programs which create lasting influence. Some also struggle keeping retreats on their calendars due to other pressures. The Project Hatch team helps schools provide highly effective programs which are teacher tested and student approved.

We know how hard it is to deliver effective programs and have helped schools across Australia provide retreats which engage, challenge and empower their students. And when your students experience an effective program, spirituality is strengthened, students grow in self-esteem, create greater positive influence and the year level unifies.

The Project Hatch retreats and reflection days are designed and facilitated by Dave Jorna, founder of Project Hatch, and his team. Dave has studied Psychology, was a campus minister, is an Emotional Intelligence consultant and has been working with young people for over sixteen years. Since Project Hatch’s first program he has facilitated more than 640 retreats, workshops and leadership training programs to help young people do life better. The team, who work closely with Dave, have a combined twelve year’s experience facilitating retreats across Australia. Schools continually comment on the effectiveness and positive outcomes of Project Hatch retreats.

In a Project Hatch program, your students will: learn to create small differences in their thinking to make big changes in their behaviour and self-confidence; experience ways they can be a positive influence in the lives of others; gain emotional intelligence and mindfulness strategies to increase their wellbeing; and, reflect on how the Gospel messages are alive and relevant in their daily lives. Project Hatch will help you provide programs which connect with your students to create a lasting influence helping them do life better.

From the beginning of the programs to the very end, Dave and the Project Hatch team will take care of all the facilitation, activities and behaviour management so your teachers can enjoy the experience and journey alongside your students. This, along with Project Hatch’s “9 Retreat and Reflection Day Optimisers”, will help you integrate the programs directly into your school’s culture, curriculum and spirituality to create long term student growth. 

Long term personal and spiritual growth comes from a deep connection and a fully integrated approach, not one-off feel good experiences. If programs are just vapour, their effectiveness and value are short lived. When effective programs compliment school culture, their impact is amplified. Schools who have effective programs view retreats as an integral aspect of their school’s tradition and student formation. Book a Project Hatch program today so your students and teachers can ‘retreat’ with Dave and the team. Why? Because the programs you provide can create long term influence for your students and school.


Dave Jorna

Founder + Facilitator