Teachers, Deputy Principals and Religious Education Coordinators from around Australia and New Zealand have gathered for a new Lasallian Facilitation program launched for the first time in 2016.
The two day program is being held in the Provincial Offices at Bankstown in Sydney this week.
It is designed for staff who already contribute or would like to contribute to the Lasallian dimension of their school or workplace.
The course offers detailed study around the story of St John Baptist De La Salle with an emphasis upon relating this heritage to the present day.
The participants also study Lasallian pedagogy and spirituality in a program enriched by the contribution of Director of Formation, Br John Cantwell, veteran Lasallian academic, Br Gerard Rummery and Assistant Directors of Formation, Shane Dwyer and Amanda Proulx.
Staff from the Sydney Lasallian schools, Oakhill College, Holy Spirit College Lakemba, De La Salle Colleges at Caringbah, Cronulla, Revesby and Ashfield, have had an opportunity to network with fellow staff from De La Salle Malvern in Melbourne and St Michael's College at Henley Beach in Adelaide.
A senior teacher from Francis Douglas Memorial College, Anna Zsigovits-Mace made the long journey from New Plymouth in New Zealand to attend the course.
Participants in the program receive a certificate, jointly issued by the Broken Bay Institute and the Gerard Rummery Institute in recognition of the high standard of the course.