Young People’s Program – 22 – 23 November
Adult Program – 20 – 21 November
Parent Program – 17 November
Reconnector or those already trained in SFG programs – 22nd November.
All programs will be held at 4 High Street, Kensington.
Registration is per the website on www.goodgrief.org.au under “Programs and Training”
Last Tuesday afternoon, the staff of Redeemer Lutheran Primary School and Good Shepherd Angaston came together to review their learning over the past year in relation to mathematics, discuss implementation of units which had been planned collaboratively in Term 3, and identify their greatest areas of learning, and possible areas for further development in 2018.
Mel Hooker and Graham Buxton, the curriculum leaders from the schools, have worked together to implement research based practices in the area of mathematics, responding the to the needs of the staff and students, and facilitating regular collaboration.
Congratulations to both schools for identifying the benefits of collaboration, providing teacher and student voice and acknowledging the importance of using evidence to inform professional growth and development.
CS Connect for all things Christian Studies
LSAlearn for broader educational related discussions.
Both groups are closed groups and have been created especially for members of LESNW learning communities. If you would like to be part of these groups contact Sue, Rod or Andrew.
In a few weeks from now, I will be transitioning out of my role as Education Leader for LESNW to Head of Junior School at Encounter Lutheran College. With such periods of transition also come opportunities for quiet reflection too. While there is palpable excitement for what adventures lie ahead, there is also a sadness about what is being left behind.
In my current role, I have loved being able to visit our many learning communities and share for a brief but sacred time, in some of the joys and challenges that exist when people come together and are intentional about living in community.
While we have the scope to be different and the freedom to do things in different ways, there is also a strong thread that unites us and provides us with a strong identity and makes us who we are. It gives us the ‘vibe’ that is hard to describe but easy to feel. Places that recognise the innate value and worth of each of its members.
I will be leaving LESNW and heading to my new ‘home’ knowing that what I have experienced in one context, I will experience (albeit differently) in another; confident that wherever we are, our learning communities are places that:
• Worship together – this is pretty central to who we are. Whether it be chapel, devotions, bible studies, etc. we have the opportunity to respond to what God has done for us and share this with others.
• Witness – As well attending to ‘excellence in learning’, we exist also to share our faith with the people we meet and work alongside, conscious of God’s presence with us.
• Nurture – looking after each other spiritually and valuing each other as precious and created by God.
• Fellowship – meeting together, helping each other, encouraging each other -‘doing life’ together.
• Service – putting our faith into action. Working together to make the world a better place.
Sounds almost like church to me…