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PNG Lasallian Family National Gathering 

Date: 15-17 December 2022                   Location: Holy Trinity Teachers College, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea           

The Papua New Guinea Lasallian Family celebrates 25 years this year and will commemorate this anniversary during its triannual national gathering at Holy Trinity Teachers College. The National Gathering takes place every three years for Lasallian Educators, the last in 2019. The Conference will run for three days and cover topics such as Lasallian Education to Educators, professional development, social justice and human rights topics. Lasallian Teachers from throughout Papua New Guinea are expected to attend with guest speakers from the ANZPPNG District and distinguished guests from the Catholic Church and government departments. 

To register or for more information, contact the Papua New Guinea Lasallian Family Office.      

Gathering for the Pilgrimage

Date: 13-15 January 2023             Cost:  $400 per delegate (excl. travel)

The Young Lasallians team gathers together a network of Youth Ministry practitioners each year and provides ongoing accompaniment in their service to their diverse communities. These programs are key times to work on the skills and professional development to be a positive role model within each community.

Youth Ministers will also be present at LSLS.

Contact: Sebastian Duhau:sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au 

 

Lasallian Student Leaders Seminar (LSLS) 2023

Date: 16 - 20 January 2023

LSLS provides an opportunity for College Leaders from across the District to be empowered to undertake their duties together and by association. For those who are unable to gather in-person a hybrid digital option will be available for student leaders to be facilitated on a local level.

Location:      The Collaroy Centre, Sydney, NSW Australia

Mode:          Face-to-Face

Who:            Elected Student Leaders (Year 12/13).

Cost:            $475* per delegate (excl. travel)

Contact:       Sebastian Duhau: Sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au 

To book the Young Lasallians Team click here

 

Our Lasallian Compass - ($100)

Dates: 9 March 2023 (Sydney), 10 March 2023 (Sydney), 26 May 2023 (Sydney) - (For communities beyond Sydney, by request)

A program for staff new to Lasallian schools and ministries that introduces them to the story, spirituality and innovative pedagogy of Lasallian education and ministry and its application to the contemporary Catholic school and to the work of yourtown. Drawing upon the shared wisdom and experience of the participants, the program explores the Lasallian educational mission as a mission of the Church and presents insights into the charism of the founder, St John Baptist de La Salle.

Location: Bankstown Sports Club 

Mode:  Face-to-face

Contact: Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au

To register for Staff Formation Programs click here

 

Lasallian Student Leaders Gathering (LSLS) 2023 Checkpoints

Dates: Term 1 - 29 March 2023 , Term 2 - 16 June 2023 , Term 3 - 16 August 2023 , Term 4 - 25 September 2023 

LSLS checkpoints are an opportunity for the College Leaders around the District to accompany one another as Lasallian leaders throughout the year. It provides another opportunity to engage with and hear different voices, reflect on their experience and come together for joyful faith-filled experiences. These are short and sharp digital experiences.

Mode:          Online Zoom

Who:            Elected Student Leaders (Year 12/13).

Contact:      Sebastian Duhau: Sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au 

 

Asia Pacific Lasallian Educators Conference (APLEC)

Date: 11-13 April 2023 (International Travel dates are suggested to be April 10 and April 14) 

Location: Sydney, Australia         

APLEC is hosted every two to three years in the Asia-Pacific region with the last APLEC being held in Melbourne in 2019. This event saw over 100+ Lasallians from across the region gather, share ideas, be inspired by keynotes, engage in workshops, share in liturgy, time, and meals with one another. It is a worthy professional development opportunity for members of staff.

The theme for the conference is “A New Legacy for a New Time”. Each day of the conference will focus on the following sub-themes: 

Day 1: The current legacy and the current time.  /  Day 2: A new Time: the future   / Day 3: Our new Legacy for a new time 

Venues:

● Conference Space 1: Mary Mackillop Place Conference Centre,  7/11 Mount St, North Sydney, NSW

● Conference Space 2: Australian Catholic University, Julian Tenison Woods Building, 8 Napier St, North Sydney, NSW, 2060 

● Accommodation spaces at Mary Mackillop Place Conference Centre are limited, priority will be given to those who book early.  Many options are available in North Sydney for booking accommodation and it is easily accessible via North Sydney Railway station.

Costs:

See the flyer for associated costs.  

Click HERE to view the flyer and program. 

To register click HERE. 

For more information, contact Philippe Dulawan PhilippeDulawan@delasalle.org.au

 

Together For Mission - ($2,250 per session)

Block 3: Sunday 16 to Thursday 20 April 2023  Block 4: Sunday 24 to Thursday 28 September 2023

Next in-take to commence in 2024 with registrations in 2023

With the overall aim of enhancing our capacity to work effectively with or on behalf of young people in schools and in yourtown, this program runs over two years, with two residential sessions each year. These have been arranged to take place during the school holidays in most Australian States. Each session will begin on Sunday evening and conclude on Thursday. The curriculum is being planned and will be facilitated in collaboration with leaders from yourtown and our schools. Together for Mission was successfully launched in November 2019 but had to be paused because of Covid-19.

The program integrates four focus areas:

● Young People (their strengths and their vulnerabilities)

● Our Story (the Lasallian story 1651-2022)

● Education & well-being (our work in/for schools and yourtown as we help our young people to flourish)

● Values & Spirituality (living our Lasallian values in an increasingly technological age)

Incorporating a practical component of each participant’s current or projected work within a school or yourtown ministry, the program will suit both younger and older educators who are enthusiastic about their work with young people, as well as those who need some time for reflection and for their own wellbeing. It will appeal to leaders at every level, including board directors.

The program has been accredited by BBI-TAITE at Level 9 (AQF), with provision for participants to complete either one or two 10-credit point leadership units at Graduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters’s level: ‘The Foundations of Lasallian Ministry’ and ‘The Practice of Lasallian Ministry’. Other forms of certification will be possible. For those seeking tertiary accreditation, there will be an additional but significantly discounted higher education fee.

Location:      Rydges Cronulla*

Mode:           Face-to-face

Contact:       Br John Cantwell: johncantwell@delasalle.org.au or  Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au

To register for Staff Formation Programs click here

 

Exploring Our Lasallian Heritage – ($750)

Date: 14-17 May 2023

A four-day residential program for staff involved in Lasallian schools and yourtown. It aims to enable participants to share their own experiences while exploring our Lasallian heritage: our story, our approach to working with young people, and our values and spirituality. The program provides a formative community experience and fosters networks of Lasallians across the District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. 

Location:      Santa Teresa Centre, Ormiston, Queensland

Mode:          Face-to-Face

Contact:      Br John Cantwell: johncantwell@delasalle.org.au or Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au

To register for Staff Formation Programs click here

  

Regathering on the Pilgrimage (Youth Ministers Only)

Date: 5-7 July 2023                      Cost: $400 per delegate (excl. travel)

The Young Lasallians team gathers together a network of Youth Ministry practitioners each year and provides ongoing accompaniment in their service to their diverse communities. These programs are key times to work on the skills and professional development to be a positive role model within each community.

Contact: Sebastian Duhau:sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au  

 

World Youth Day - A local experience hosted by St Bede’s College

Dates: 4-6 August 2023

Lisbon, Portugual will play host to 1 million plus Catholic youth from across the globe for a week long celebration and encounter. Check out the official song HERE

Although many of us would love to get to Lisbon, various circumstances will prevent us from going. Join in with others for a similar experience closer to home. More information to be confirmed closer to the date. 

For more information please contact Ria Greene, Deputy Principal, Faith and Mission, rgg@stbedes.catholic.edu.au 

 

 

Lasallians Run for a Cause at Sydney City to Surf 

Date: 15 August 2023

Join Lasallian Alumni, Staff, Brothers and the broader community as we partake in a fun run raising awareness and funds for the Lasallian Foundation. It promises to be a day of fun-filled community, challenge and change for a greater cause. The distances are 

• 3K Walk

• 5K Run

• 10K Run

• Half Marathon

• Wheelchair Marathon

• Marathon

Our team are looking at other opportunities to partner to provide similar opportunities in other geographical locations. 

Contact: Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delalasalle.org.au

To register for Staff Formation Programs click here

 

Camp La Salle Melbourne 

Date:  19th September - 21st September         Cost:  TBC

Camp La Salle provides a fantastic opportunity for year 7 and 8 students to make new friends and develop new skills in a range of activities such as capturing the flag, flag painting, a range of sports,  team challenges, and more. The program is facilitated by the Young Lasallian team, Youth Ministers and Alumni.  

Location:      Cypress Lodge, Philip Island

Mode:           Face-to-Face

Who:            Nominated Students (Year 7-8).

Contact:       Sebastian Duhau:sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au  

To book the Young Lasallians Team click here

 

Camp La Salle Sydney

Date:  29th November - 1st December                    Cost:  TBC

Camp La Salle provides a fantastic opportunity for year 7 and 8 students to make new friends and develop new skills in a range of activities such as capturing the flag, flag painting, a range of sports,  team challenges, and more. The program is facilitated by the Young Lasallian team, Youth Ministers and Alumni.    

Location:      TBC

Mode:           Face-to-Face

Who:            Nominated Students (Year 7-8).

Contact:       Sebastian Duhau:sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au  

To book the Young Lasallians Team click here

 

Encounter Day -  Sydney 

Date: 14 November 2023

For more than ten years, the Young Lasallians Team has been running an annual ‘Encounter Day’ for Lasallian Youth Leaders and School Leaders. Encounter Day aims to bring Young Lasallians from across our NSW schools for a day of leadership and faith development in a spirit of fun and community

Location:      TBC

Cost:            $25 per student

Mode:           Face-to-Face

Who:            Student Leaders (Year 10/11).

Contact:       Sebastian Duhau:sebastianduhau@delasalle.org.au  

To book the Young Lasallians Team click here

 

Lasallian Leaders Gathering (LLG)

Date: TBC, 2024                  Location: TBC

Lasallian Leaders Gathering involves a gathering of Principals/CEO of Lasallian schools and works, Brothers from the District Council, Board Directors, Senior Brothers, Board Chairs and members of the Lasallian Mission Services team. Principals may elect to invite one senior colleague from their leadership team to attend. In 2022 De La Salle College, Caringbah and De La Salle College, Cronulla hosted LLG. LLG will return in 2024 in light of APLEC being held in our District in 2023. 

 

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Programs by Request

 

Staff Spirituality Days – ($25 per Staff Member)*

Date: By Request           Mode: Face-to-face

The Formation for Mission team is a highly skilled team that is adept and catering to your communities needs in an engaging, informative and reflective way. Each experience will encourage staff to gather as a community, engage with one another and be energised to return encouraged in their communities. Our team are happy to work in collaboration with you to ensure your communities needs are met. 

The Institute theme for 2024 is “Lasallian DNA: What drives us to serve?”. In addition to this theme, staff spirituality days previously provided are available on the following themes: 

● Our Lived Lasallian Experience 

● Our Vision. Our Passion. Our Future.

● Food for the soul

Contact: Br Peter Ryan: peterryan@delasalle.org.au or Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au 

 

Board Formation

Date: By Request                Mode: On-Line and Face-to-Face

Throughout Lasallian schools and ministries, many generous people give their time in order to support the governance and leadership required to meet the needs of those we serve. Whether in a governance or advisory capacity, it is critical that all board members are familiar with the Christian Lasallian story and the principles of Catholic social teaching to inform their work.

Board Formation resources include:

Online Modules for Individual and Group Reflection

45-minute online modules which may be facilitated for use by individuals or with whole board groups covering topics including:

● The Lasallian Story

● Catholic Identity and Lasallian Spirituality

● A Lasallian Approach to Ministry

● Faith Leadership and Discernment

Contact:  Br Peter Ryan: peterryan@delasalle.org.au

 

Formation of Retreat Staff 

Date: By Request                   Mode: Face-to-face (Half Day Workshop) or On-line

A two-hour program that aims to build the facilitation and formation capacity of retreat staff in designing and delivering student-based retreats. Drawing upon contemporary research, it explores how to create positive environments for students grappling with faith issues, whilst exploring effective practices in developing strong relationships and prayer.

The material presented in this program is influenced by Lasallian spirituality and is based on the philosophy that a healthy retreat experience must ensure it provides retreatants with an opportunity to gain a deeper sense of self, build relationships with others, and grow closer to God.

Contact: Philippe Dulawan philippedulawan@delalasalle.org.au

 

Opt-in Staff Twilight Retreats 

Date: By Request        Mode: Face-to-face

Our series of opt-in twilight retreats offer an opportunity for Lasallians to gather, pause, reflect, and recharge amid a busy week. Following a simple format, these 45-minute oases, grounded in Lasallian spirituality, are designed to be inclusive, accessible and refreshing. Previous themes include (but not limited to):

● New Wine: Delving into the wine-making as a reflection point

● Radical Candor: based on the book by Kim Scott

● Take Courage 

Contact:  Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au

 

Walking Together:  Mission. Accompaniment. Presence.

Dates: By Request (2.5 days)                          Mode: Face-to-Face

A curated program of formation opportunities developed in collaboration with a particular Lasallian community. Two or more team members would be present in a ministry for up to a week facilitating targeted programs with various members of the Lasallian community.

A suggested itinerary is:

Day 1:  

● Opt-in Staff Twilight Retreat

● Assembly presentation

Day 2: 

● Lasallian Leadership with Leadership Team

● Specific Lasallian formation with targeted staff groups

● Lasallian formation with senior students

● Our Lasallian Compass (1.5-hour session)

Day 3: 

● Whole Staff Spirituality Day 

Contact:      Br Peter Ryan: peterryan@delasalle.org.au or Philippe Dulawan: philippedulawan@delasalle.org.au

 

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To book the Young Lasallians Team click here: Booking Form

To register for Staff Formation Programs click here:  Booking Form