Our formation programs
A heritage that lives on in Lasallians today
Lasallian formation is an encounter between a 330-year old heritage of educating young people, especially the most vulnerable and our work as educators today.
Our programs develop an awareness that Lasallian educators (all those engaged in Lasallian workplaces) are in the 21st century forefront of that evolving heritage. We are also part of a global mission to over one million young people. While our spirituality and values are fundamentally Christian and Catholic, many of our educators, students and clients belong to other faith traditions.
Our aim is to encourage a constructive conversation between past and present.
The conversation involves, first, the story of St John Baptist De La Salle (1651-1719), a French Catholic priest and his gradual commitment to developing an educational community of lay men who worked successfully with vulnerable children. Secondly, we scan the growth of that community through the ups and downs of three centuries.
From our own perspective, we then consider the values, spirituality and practices that have emerged from that heritage and allow ourselves to be encouraged and challenged as we respond to the educational needs of young people today.
We take heart from the fact that De La Salle urged his first Brothers: 'Think highly of your work'.
We see Lasallian formation as an integral part of professional development. As far as possible, our programs are aligned with the accreditation requirements of Catholic Education Offices and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
For more information on Lasallian formation programs, please contact Br John Cantwell in the Provincial Office on (02) 97956453
An overview of all our 2017 programs can be found in this calendar
If you are involved in Lasallian formation programs in schools and Lasallian works you may also wish to join our Facebook group where we share important resources
You may also be interested in some useful prayer resources, made available through the Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies in the United States:
Buttimer Institute-Prayer Services from Year 1
Buttimer Institute-Prayer Services from Year 2
Buttimer Institute-Prayer Services from Year 3