Teachers from Lasallian schools across Sydney have come together for an introductory formation program held at the Provincial Offices in Bankstown.
Around 40 teachers have participated in the Catholic Lasallian Heritage (Level One) program, coordinated by Director of Formation, Br John Cantwell.
Teachers from Oakhill College in Castle Hill, De La Salle Colleges in Ashfield and Revesby, Holy Spirit College Lakemba and Casimir College in Marrickville have all been enthusiastically participating in this week's program.
A newly appointed chaplain at La Salle College, Middle Swan, Fr Richard Sadowski also travelled from Perth for the program.
During the one day course, the teachers gain a greater appreciation of the life and work of St John Baptist De La Salle which helps to guide their day to day work in Lasallian schools.
It covers key areas of Lasallian spirituality and educational practice and offers an opportunity for teachers new to a Lasallian school to meet and network with colleagues in schools sharing the same charism.
The course has attracted interest from a broad range of participants, including a number of beginning teachers and also experienced teachers new to a Lasallian school.
The course is also open to support and administrative staff in Lasallian schools and participants are eligible to receive a certificate jointly awarded by the Broken Bay Institute and the Gerard Rummery Institute.
The certificate recognises the high quality of the program delivered by Lasallian Mission Services.
Teachers from Melbourne Lasallian schools will also have the opportunity to participate in the same program at St Bede's College Mentone on Tuesday 23 February.
The same program will be repeated in Sydney on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July.
The Catholic Lasallian Heritage (Level One) program will also be held at St Michael's College in Adelaide on Friday 19th August.