Program

This Education Conference focuses on responding to the challenge to be companions in a mission of Reconciliation and Justice as was asked of us in GC36 D1. To share in this renewed mission, Decree 2 of GC36 outlined a renewed governance by which this mission can be undertaken. Discernment, collaboration and networking offer three important perspectives on our contemporary way of proceeding. As the Society of Jesus is an “international and multicultural body” in a complex, “fragmented and divided world, attention to these perspectives helps to streamline governance and make it more flexible and apostolically effective.  

GC 36, D.2#3

 

 

Objectives: 

  1. Address the Province Bookend priorities: concerns for Australia’s First Nations peoples and for the country’s most recent arrivals, Asylum Seekers and Refugees. 

  2. Find ways in which Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises can be actively adapted to the school setting so that students learn the habit of stillness and the practice of discernment. 

  3. Nurture the established JACSA Professional Learning Communities.

Day 1: Wednesday: Our History

7.30            

8.45           

9.00           

9.15            

9.20

9.30            

10.15            

11.00           

 

 

 

12.00           

12.15            

1.00             

2.00            

2.25              

2.35              

2.50              

3.00             

3.25              

3.35             

3.50             

4.15              

4.40        

4.50          

5.15               

Registration

Welcome to Country - Mr John Lochowiak

Opening prayer

Welcome - Mr Peter Coffey

Introduction - Mrs Kathleen Upfold

Address by Provincial - Fr Brian McCoy SJ

Morning tea

Key note address - Fr Frank Brennan SJ

"The History of Refugees and Asylum Seekers and First Nations People in Australia and could Ignatian Spirituality contribute to this conversation?"

Individual reflection

Plenary

Lunch

Ignatian Discernment - Fr Ross Jones SJ

Individual Reflection

Question and Answer

Break

The Refugee Situation - Mr Nishadh Rego

Individual Reflection

Question and Answer

Afternoon Tea

Engaging with the Australian Culture - Mr Shawn Andrews  

Individual Reflection    

Question and Answer 

Cocktail Function – Sponsored by Sevenhill Cellars

Free Time – Own Dinner

Day 2: Thursday Our Present

Prayer 

Synthesiser

Key note address - Ms Barbara Watkins

"How do you translate Mission into action?"

Individual Reflection Time

Plenary

Morning tea                         

Professional Learning Community Meetings

(JACSA Principals and Rectors, Key leaders of teaching and Learning, Junior School Heads, Ignatian Coordinators, RE Coordinators, Immersion/Service Coordinators, Co-curricular Coordinators, Sustainability Coordinators, Well-being Coordinators)

Lunch

Professional Learning Community Meetings

Afternoon Tea

Professional Learning Community Meetings

Break

Conference Mass                               

Conference Dinner  (Adelaide Oval) Dinner Speaker - 

Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ  

Dress: Smart Casual

8.30            

8.45           

9.00          

 

9.45            

10.00           

10.30

11.00

 

 

 

 

 

1.00

2.00

2.45

3.00

3.45

4.00

6.00        

Day 3: Our Future

            

8.45

9.00 

9.15     

10.00         

10.30     

11.45     

12.15 

12.30           

Prayer 

Synthesiser

Address by JEA - Fr Thomas Renshaw SJ

Morning tea

School groups

Feedback and Evaluations

Final blessing and Commissioning 

Lunch/ Buses to airport