With its fine view towards the Jamison Valley, the Cultural Centre at Katoomba proved to be an excellent venue for the La Salle Academy Lithgow staff retreat on Thursday 18 May.
At the invitation of the Principal, Mrs Joyce Smith and her leadership team, Ms Amanda Proulx and Br John Cantwell facilitated the day, which began with a very moving welcome to country by Mr Graham, a local elder.
An overview of 'What we do well' and 'For development' from a previous staff meeting provided an important foreground for reconnecting with the story of John Baptist de La Salle and the educational perspectives developed by the early Brothers.
Amanda facilitated a very engaging session in which the La Salle people were invited to consider the contemporary significance of the Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher.
Pictured: Mrs Joyce Smith and Parish Priest Fr Garry McKeown, PP of Lithgow, with La Salle Academy staff members in the background.