Posted by Br John Cantwell
on 4 April 2019
Saint Michael's College, Adelaide recently hosted two days (March 21-22) of Lasallian orientation for staff members new to the College. Grange Surf Lifesaving Club again proved to be a very pleasant venue, with a refreshing view over Gulf St Vincent. Nineteen members of staff interacted with one another, and with Amanda Proulx and John Cantwell fsc. The program was designed to encourage them to share something of their own professional story and current involvement, to begin to explore the story of our 17th century origins, and to see the continued relevance of our heritage. We are particularly grateful to Principal, John Foley, and REC Robert Dempsey who ably coordinated the challenge of having people away from school for the day. Another group is scheduled for a similar program in May.
Some comments from the evaluations, in regard to 'What I liked': 'Learning the history of St John Baptist De La Salle along with the other religious orders; working through and discussing the 12 virtues of a good teacher; meeting the new staff; Rob buying everyone a coffee; engaging use of powerpoint.' 'I liked hearing about the context of the beginnings of the Lasallian tradition and how relatable that initial time was to what we do today. It was interesting to see that many of those traditional values are still relevant today.'