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.
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.
EREA organises and supports a number of Immersion and Partnership programs for leaders and staff that promote a faith-based response to global solidarity and a commitment to reconciliation, including programs to Indigenous communities, India, Africa and South America.
A pilgrimage is a great opportunity to walk with people and hear some of their stories. Many stories have been handed down about the founder of the Christian Brothers, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice. These stories help to shape our identity as women and men who follow in Edmund’s footsteps. They reveal what we hold to be important and open a window on the Gospel of Jesus that inspired Edmund to open his whole heart to the poor and place his energies with those on the margins of society.
EREA is proud to support the development of current and potential school leaders by providing a range of opportunities for personal and professional growth, including national and regional networks of school leaders; annual conferences; support for post graduate study; research projects; immersion and formation experiences; sabbatical / renewal opportunities; and Senior Leaders Induction.
In addition to these, EREA facilitates participation in the following leadership programs: