A two-day workshop for ministry leaders in Dominican schools has been held in Adelaide. Held at Teresa Moore Centre, the workshop was led by Sr Sheila Flynn OP and Marg O’Shea. It was an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the Dominican charism within the mission of Jesus Christ in education and to share resources.
Sixteen people attended from both DEA education ministries (Santa Sabina College, St Lucy’s School, Siena College, St Mary’s College, St Dominic’s Priory College and Cabra Dominican College) and other schools with a heritage from NSW, Queensland and South Australia.
Sr Bernadette Kiley OP opened the first day with an exegesis on Matthew’s gospel which participants found very enlightening. This was followed with a workshop on how the Four Pillars can be used as a framework on which to hang formation for staff and students. Then the Salamanca Process was explained and discussed as a tool for social justice education. Later sessions were held in groups, where participants were able to share their curriculum ideas and experiences with their peers.