During April 26-27, a group of thirty-one participants new to Lasallian schools, gathered at John Paul College in Rotorua in the Bay of Plenty, for the Lasallian Heritage Program.
The beautiful autumn colours provided a soothing environment for the teachers, board members, and administration workers from the three New Zealand Lasallian schools.
The program took place on the final two days of the Term One holidays.
The facilitators were recent graduates of the three-year Lasallian Formation program from the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies. Topics included; the life and times of John Baptist De La Salle, Lasallian core ideals, the theory and practice of Lasallian education and its relevance in the 21st Century, the Lasallian teacher, Lasallian education as holistic education.
During reflection time, participants had the opportunity to identify key moments in their lives that have led each one of them to where they are on their own Lasallian journey.