Lasallian Spirituality for Educators-The Mercy of God in Educational Practice

The Lasallian Spirituality for Educators program (May 2-3) is shaping up to be both inspiring and practical. Our approach will draw on Pope Francis' development of the theme of the Mercy of God. We will look at 'mercy' as a biblical theme which is at the heart of St Paul's unique development of 'charism' extending to our own personal gifts as people and educators.

Brother Agathon's elaboration of the 'Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher' illustrates the principles and practices he put to the Brothers in their dealings with young people. It builds on the growing awareness of themselves and of their students' needs on the part of the early Brothers whom De La Salle himself was forming into an effective educational community. There is much we can learn by reflecting on these themes and practices in our own context.

Against that background, Chris Agnew, Principal of De La Salle Catholic College Caringbah will discuss some of the ways in which the principles of Restorative Justice can be implemented in schools. This is one means by which 'mercy' can be invoked in helping young people to become responsibly aware of the need to restore and maintain positive relationships with one another and with their teachers.

Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance (7 working hours) issued jointly by the Broken Bay Institute and the Gerard Rummery Institute. Accreditation from the Catholic Education Office is pending.

Cost: $225 (including certificate)- Travel Costs are additional.

For those needing accommodation for this program, the Travelodge Motel at Bankstown Sports Club and the BreakFree Motel in Chapel Road Bankstown are two possibilities.

More information on the program can be found here

Please register names, email addresses and any special dietary requirements for participants with the Director of Formation Br John Cantwell 

 

Venue: Provincial Office, Bankstown NSW
Starting: 8:30 AM
Monday 2nd May 2016
Ending: 12:30 PM
Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Phone Enquiries: 02- 9795-6453

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