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Southern Stars Leadership Course

04/05/2019: Fiji

On Easter Sunday sixteen senior teachers from the Districts of the Pacific and Melanesia gathered at Lomeri. Fiji, for the Southern Stars Leadership Programme designed by the Education Commission of the Oceania Council. Countries represented were: Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati from the Pacific and the Solomon Islands and Bouganville from Melanesia. Seven teachers from Marist Fathers schools also participated.

The Southern Stars Leadership program was designed by the Education Commission of the Oceania Council.

Presentations during the course were made by David Hall (Dean of the La Salle Academy at the Australian Catholic University) and Frank Malloy (National Director of Marist Schools Australia).

This was Stage 1 of a three-stage programme; and the key topics were Christian Servant Leadership and creating Learning Communities. The other stages will be delivered over the next two years. The Southern Stars program is based on the African New Horizons program.

Some of the curriculum subjects are:

– Leadership: Attentive to the Signs of the Times

– Leadership: Role Models and Witnesses

– Leadership: Social Justice and Solidarity

– Leadership: Creating a Different Future

– Leadership: Embracing a New Paradigm

– Leadership: Skills for Sustaining a More Entrepreneurial Mission

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