Posted by Rose Polume
on 12 February 2021
Papua New Guinea saw educators resuming duties on 25 January, with a Staff week; students commenced on 1 February.
Catholic educators in the Central Province and National Capital District normally have a Commissioning Mass annually, to dedicate the academic year to the guidance of our loving God. On the 29th January 2021, more than 130 educators from the St Margaret, Brown River Primary School and Marienville Secondary joined Lasallian De La Salle Catholic Secondary and Sacred Heart Teachers' College to celebrate the yearly commissioning at Boroko parish.
The pastoral theme of the Archdiocese - "Striving Inner Freedom, Deepening our Faith" - was developed by Fr Mars Oabel, CM, in his spiritual sharing, encouraging all educators to work collaboratively in living out our core values. The Catholic Educators from the various sectors in education were commissioned and reminded of our teaching responsibilities.
We Lasallians continue to be encouraged by our Founder's words, "Touching the hearts of your students is the greatest miracle one can perform". As we prepare to take on 2021 after the challenges of the COVID 19 Pandemic, we feel blessed and revitalized to do our best believing that God will do the rest in our teaching ministries.