Posted by Jordan Grantham
on 30 October 2018
It was announced today that Br John Pill fsc has been appointed to the position of the Director of Lasallian Identity for the District of ANZPPNG.
The chief purposes of Br John's role are to:
i) Promote and support the ongoing development of the spirit and characteristics of the Lasallian heritage
ii) Guarantee the long-term sustainability of the Lasallian charism by its embodiment in the very culture of the District's various works.
Among numerous responsibilities, Br John will work towards:
I) Developing a District Lasallian Identity instrument in conjunction with a group of experienced school leaders and LMS colleagues, utilising a combination of both local and Institute models.
II) Having evaluated the results of the pilot program, refine the Lasallian Identity instrument for its widespread three-year rollout across the District.
III) Assuming responsibility for the adoption of appropriate processes and practices by Sector bodies that guarantee the growth and sustainability of the Lasallian characteristics and charism.
IV) Refining the current Memoranda of Understanding in preparation for the third edition commencing in 2021.
V) Exercising responsibility for the integrity of the Lasallian charism as new projects develop - for example, the proposed MOU with Samoa; Adelaide's Vision for the North; investigation of possible MOUs with schools in the Wollongong Diocese; and so on.
Br John, as a member of the LMS team, will be based at the Provincial Office although the scope of his work will be across the District. He will commence duties in readiness for the start of 2019.
A very warm welcome is extended to Br John as he prepares to join the LMS team in this important new role.