Formation is not only essential to our identity as Catholic schools with a life giving link to the Edmund Rice charism but is also crucial to our own personal growth and development.


Edmund Rice Education Australia - National Core Formation Programs

The following programs make up the core formation experiences designed for all staff in EREA schools and offices across the nation. They are also suitable for staff in Oceania Province ministries. A Call to Mission – Galilee, A Call to Leadership – Into the Deep and A Call to Transformation – Mt Sinai are offered at least once in each region throughout the year, while A Vision for Liberation – Break Every Yoke is offered twice at a national level.


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A Call to Mission – Galilee

An induction program for people new to EREA schools and Edmund Rice communities

This two-day, non-residential program provides an opportunity to meet people from other schools and ministries, to listen to their stories and to share hopes and expectations. Through dialogue, input and reflection, participants are invited to engage with what it means to be part of an Edmund Rice community and consider the ways in which they can contribute to an inclusive, global network.

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A Call to Leadership – Into the Deep

A program for leaders in EREA schools and Edmund Rice communities

This two-day, residential program provides participants with the opportunity to meet and connect with other people called to the service of leadership. The program is intended for newly appointed leaders, those beginning their leadership journey with EREA, or emerging leaders nominated by their community.

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A Call to Transformation – Mt Sinai

A program for people with at least five years’ experience in EREA schools or Edmund Rice communities

This two-day, residential program provides participants with the opportunity for personal reflection, affirming conversation and renewed focus for the continuation of their journey. The program celebrates the wisdom and insight gained from ministry in an Edmund Rice community, and invites participants to integrate their personal story with the stories of our tradition to encourage their ongoing contribution.

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A Vision for Liberation – Break Every Yoke

A program for senior leaders in EREA schools and Edmund Rice communities

This three-day, residential program brings together leaders from across the EREA community, providing opportunities for personal reflection, dialogue with other leaders, and exploration of the stories that shape the way we understand our identity and mission. This program invites participation from those who have previously completed A Call to Leadership – Into the Deep.

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A pathway for transformation

In striving to provide Catholic Education in the Edmund Rice Tradition, we seek to provide relevant and meaningful formative experiences that companions and nurtures the growth of those who shape and influence the educational experience throughout their time with EREA. As such, EREA Formation Programs are organised into three movements of Setting out, Deepening and Leading.

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