Teachers from Lasallian schools across Sydney and from as far away as Perth have come together for the second part of an introductory formation program held at the Provincial Offices in Bankstown.
The 40 teachers participated in the first part of the Catholic Lasallian Heritage (Level One) program in February.
They have undertaken a second one day program this week, allowing them to reflect back on their past six months of teaching in a Lasallian school.
Teachers from Oakhill College in Castle Hill, De La Salle Colleges in Ashfield, Revesby, Caringbah and Cronulla and La Salle College in Bankstown have all been enthusiastically participating in the program.
A chaplain from La Salle College, Middle Swan, Fr Richard Sadowski also travelled all the way from Perth to attend both parts of the program.
Through the course, the teachers gain a greater appreciation of the life and work of St John Baptist de la Salle and learn ways of applying his key writings in the classroom setting.
It is also a unique opportunity for teachers new to a Lasallian school to meet and network with colleagues in schools sharing the same charism.
The course has benefited from a number of practical sessions led this week by the Principal of La Salle College Bankstown, Mr Michael Egan and Deputy Principal, Ms Leonie Dowd.
Lasallian Mission Services staff have also provided their expert input into the program, including Director of Formation, Br John Cantwell and Assistant Directors, Amanda Proulx and Shane Dwyer.
At the conclusion of the course, participants all receive a certificate jointly awarded by the Broken Bay Institute and the Gerard Rummery Institute, in recognition of the high quality of the program delivered by Lasallian Mission Services.
The Catholic Lasallian Heritage (Level One) program will also be held at St Michael's College in Adelaide on Friday 19th August.