Kildare Ministries Newsletter

18 June 2018
Issue Four
Editorial
Land Transfer Rituals 
Reconciliation Week Events
Clonard College, Geelong
Presentation Family Centre, Balnarring​
Formation Events
Big Week for our Leaders
Important Dates
Social Media
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Editorial

JUNE

Kildare Ministries is built on the solid rock of the story of Jesus Christ and his life, and then on the stories of our founders – Nano Nagle, Bishop Delany and St. Brigid.   In these days it can be so easy to lose hope in our institutions like the Church, the banks, government – to name a few -  because of scandalous behaviour which impacts so tragically on the lives of people.   Strengthening our hope in a future is important work for all of us in Kildare Ministries.   

We reflect on Jesus and his story and actions; they show us how to be mission focussed in our daily lives as enablers of hope in our ministries.   There is no doubt that in our community ministries, and in our colleges, HOPE does spring eternal.  

Our young people need all leaders to be beacons of hope, story tellers of stories of hope, and most importantly people who, by our words and deeds, give them hope.  Hope is not a product of the amount of wealth we accumulate nor a product of fame.  HOPE is definitely the product of how we understand that each of us is born in the image and likeness of God, and then how we act because of that.   St. Brigid, Bishop Daniel Delaney and Nano Nagle all came from privileged backgrounds as we know – but look at their lives in action!  Their lives were dedicated to bringing HOPE to others.   Brigid and Daniel went against the accepted norms of the day.  Anne Lyons pvbm says that “Nano became a prophetic, pioneering, courageous daring voice for people who had been held in the throes of despair and hopelessness….”. The challenge to each of us is to ask how are we doing this in Kildare Ministries?

We congratulate the staff and volunteers whose work gives HOPE to refugees, asylum seekers, and families at a time when they most need it.   In turn they are often supported by the actions of students in our colleges through volunteer work, fundraising, and hospitality.   Building connections, strengthening communication and understanding means we don’t live in an atmosphere of ignorance and fear; it means that we regard our fellow human beings with respect for their potential for the future. 

The members of our Kildare Mission and Ministry Team and the office staff are also working to bring HOPE through their work.   In that context we especially look forward with Hope to the forthcoming KM conference to deepen our understanding of being Church in the contemporary world.   

The Trustees visit colleges and ministries, and we hear about and witness evidence of the work that is done in the name of HOPE in these places.   

 

We have recently spoken with Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Archdiocese of Brisbane) and Bishop Vincent Long (Diocese of Parramatta) to engage in dialogue regarding the future of this battered church.  They both acknowledged that change is necessary.  As Trustees, we HOPE that the 8,500 students in our schools in future years will see something different in the structure and actions of our Church.    Pope Francis has likened the Church to a field hospital.   An understanding of the work of a field hospital is that it too brings HOPE to the wounded.   The wounds will leave scars which remind us of what not to be.   Let us keep on with being like Jesus, like our founders “prophetic, … courageous and daring” in HOPE for the future.   

 

Maree Marsh csb & Rosemary Copeland

Co-Chairs Trustees Kildare Ministries

Land Transfer Rituals 

Star of the Sea College and Brigidine College
St. Ives

Since last we wrote, we have celebrated two more land transfer rituals where the Trustees have accepted stewardship of Brigidine College St Ives (24 May) and Star of the Sea College (28 May).  The ritual at Brigidine College gathered guests outside the oldest tree in the school and the procession was lead through the school grounds, taking time to reflect and pray at various stations.  The history of the school was highlighted and the significant contribution of many Brigidine Sisters was acknowledged.  The procession ended in the Chapel where the College’s history was captured once again in an aboriginal like painting constructed by year 10 students who had been on retreat earlier that month.

 

The ritual at Start of the Sea was equally moving as both the Presentation Sisters and Brigidine Sisters gather to acknowledge the significant contribution of the Presentation Sisters to the development of Star of the Sea.  At the warm and welcoming reception, guests were able to reconnect with old friends before gathering in the chapel for the ritual.  The magnificent choir captured the historical moment with an impressive rendition of the college song.   It was special and significant to witness Presentation and Brigidine Sisters together giving witness to this historical moment.  

 

Reconciliation Week Events

Brigidine College, St. Ives

Sea of Hands for Reconciliation

This week the College community showed their support for Aboriginal Reconciliation by participating in the ‘Sea of Hands’ project. Each student wrote a short message of hope, acknowledgement or peace and placed it beneath their chosen hand. The hand is symbolic of us ‘putting our hand up’ for reconciliation and saying ‘yes’ to the process in Australia.

The colours symbolise the Aboriginal flag and the flag of the Torres Strait Islander people too. The shape is the Cross of St Brigid, representing to the world that within this Brigidine Community there is room for reconciliation and hope.

 

Clonard College, Geelong

Reconciliation Week at Clonard is always one of celebration. 2018 was no different. We began the week with our whole school Reconciliation Assembly. Many of our Indigenous students choose to learn traditional dances to perform in front of the whole school. Our FIRE Carrier Leaders are instrumental in the running and organisation of the assembly and should be congratulated. Well done to Mietta Scarlett, Rebekah Lasky, Kiah Lee Muller and Zawadi Corstorphan. This year the theme for National Reconciliation Week was “Don’t Make History a Mystery”. Mr McKew was invited by our senior FIRE Carriers to perform the Acknowledgement of Country and to say a few words. His message was strong and powerful – he spoke of our school community taking on the responsibility of spreading the message of Reconciliation; to acknowledge and accept the errors of our history in order to move forward together.

 

Throughout the week there were many lunchtime activities that all students were invited to participate in. For example, painting nails in traditional Indigenous colours, making necklaces, watching an indigenous themed movie and traditional indigenous games. Indigenous music also replaced the usual tunes that mark the end of recess and lunch.

The Yr 9 students who have recently returned from the community immersion trips in the Northern Territory prepared a short report and video for the school assembly. The also gave a presentation to their parents and staff on Wednesday evening. All three student groups worked together to present a short video and explain the impact of such an educational experience.

On Friday Scott Darlow, an Indigenous singer songwriter from Yorta Yorta Country worked with our Yr 10 students for their Reflection Day. He was able to bring an authentic perspective of our history and entertained our students throughout the day. Our very own Aunty Sue Collins also delivered a moving speech on her family’s experience of being members of the Stolen Generation.

We finished our week with our traditional trip to Melbourne to participate in The Long Walk and Dreamtime at the ‘G. Our students love this experience as we travel with other students from St Joseph's, Sacred Heart and St Ignatius College. Cultural connections are extremely important. We recognise the importance of sharing culture with the school community and hope to continue this journey into the future.

Star of the Sea College

Don’t Keep History A Mystery.  Learn. Share. Grow.

 

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 set the tone for a positive reflection on National Reconciliation and what the Star of the Sea College community is doing to take those steps towards authentic reconciliation. 

 

As we try to live out our College motto Deeds Not Words, we welcomed into our community Aboriginal speakers Vicki Clark, Kutcha Edwards and Evajo Edwards. They spoke to each of our year levels about key issues in Reconciliation like Treaty (Makarata to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and about healing from the experiences and memories of having survived the Stolen Generation years. 

 

Vicki Clark (nee Walker) is known to many Presentation Sisters from their collaboration with her in a range of Aboriginal issues through the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. The Sisters attended Vicki’s presentation to our Year 10 students, to pay tribute and to listen to her wisdom, and joined her and the students for morning tea.

 

Year 7 students heard Karen Mahoney, Coordinator of the Yingadi Immersion to Lake Mungo, speak about the importance of story and story-telling in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.  Afterwards, they had great fun uncovering the delightful coloured stories that emerged from their scratch-it cards to form story boards.

 

Brigidine College Indooroopilly

This year Brigidine College Indooroopilly commemorated Sorry Day with a Liturgy on Tuesday with the theme, “Don’t Keep History a Mystery”.  In this year of Hope at Brigidine Indooroopilly, we invite each generation to continue to engage in ways of walking together in reconciliation whilst celebrating our deeper Australian culture. 

 

Our hands set out on the Holy Lawn reminded us of the common threads that intertwine within all cultures and bond our community in unity, offering a hand of welcome, a hand of support, a hand of creativity and a hand of action in solidarity together.

 

It is 25 years since the Council of Aboriginal Reconciliation was established and Sorry Day reminds us of the commitment to ongoing reconciliation between all Australians as we continue to explore themes of Hope and Respect in 2018. Our guests and parents, staff and students were invited to create hands of welcome and solidarity for our Holy Lawn and we gathered together to commemorate and celebrate our first culture’s history.

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Kildare College

To acknowledge and pay respect to all Indigenous Australians during Reconciliation Week, staff and students of Kildare College participated in various activities – inside and outside the school community.
During the week students and staff offered reflective daily prayers seeking forgiveness and praying for wisdom, for our political leaders past and present; so that they may never repeat the injustices of our history.

The exhibits presented in the Resource Centre paid tribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; they were colourful, informative and highlighted the skills and wonderful artistic talent that many Indigenous people share. The displays were flagged by the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags in a sign of reconciliation and unity. Lunchtime activities offered during the week saw students participate in various arts and crafts, and view Indigenous stories featured during the pop-up movie sessions.
The Nunga student group were also invited to assist our local Tea Tree Gully Winds Elders group in Reconciliation Week community activities, held at the nearby Holden Hill Community Centre. The students served morning tea and helped visiting primary school students with dot painting. The highlight was face painting not only themselves but also the younger students – who felt the students’ artistic efforts were amazing! It was a great opportunity for our students to support our local Elders in the wider community.
The college came together as a community later in the week for the Reconciliation Liturgy; as our Indigenous students proceeded in with the flags it was evident that this was a proud moment for them. The liturgy was both moving and reflective, and the students presented a powerful message. From the ‘Acknowledgement of Country’, the prayers presented by Justice and Democracy students, a moving dance piece by Year 10 and Year 11 students, an identity poem, and bringing proceedings to a close with a wonderful rendition of Follow the Sun, the liturgy was an opportunity for staff and students of the Kildare College community to show respect and promote reconciliation across our cultures.

Angie Selga, Indigenous Focus Team, Kildare College

Kilbreda College

At Kilbreda, we have a very strong commitment to matters of justice and as such we are called to be people of action and hope. Reconciliation Week provides another opportunity to ensure we promote and action the message of respect and justice for all Australians. The 2018 theme Don’t Keep History a Mystery was a fitting opportunity for our students who travelled to Lake Mungo this year to share stories of this experience and to be the voice that ensures the painful history is not denied but is recognised and the through acknowledgement of the injustices, strengthen our commitment to reconciliation. It was fitting to commence the week with a student led flagpole Liturgy recognising the need to continue to focus on reconciliation and justice for all Australians. Kilbreda’s FIRE Carriers, along with year 12 leaders planned lunchtime activities to raise awareness and to encourage all members of our community to deepen their understanding of the significant role we play in Reconciliation.

All students were invited to place a fingerprint on a banner promoting Don’t Keep History a Mystery. This banner will be displayed centrally within the College. For many the highlight was the sharing of stories around the campfire in Brigid’s Garden on Friday. FIRE Carriers explained the significance of fire and in particular the camp fire as a place of storytelling, passing on of traditions and gathering in Indigenous culture.

St. Joseph's College

At our Whole School Assembly  Friday the 25th of May we acknowledged that this week was National Reconciliation Week. National Reconciliation Week is book ended by two important dates: the anniversary of the 1967 referendum on the 27th of May and the anniversary of the historic High Court Mabo judgement on 3 June.

 

National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26th  each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

 

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared stories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of can contribute to reconciliation in Australia.

 

Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened  by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

 

Let’s make reconciliation part of our story and our future.

 

I want to share with you some of the material that we used in our Reconciliation Week Liturgy. The first is a reading from St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.  This scripture piece is most often used when there are important messages about community and a sense of inclusivity for all those who make up a part that community.  Its message is strong that all people have something to contribute; no one person or group can do something alone. If we don’t have a place for everyone then the whole will suffer.

 

Scripture Reading:                            

 

 A reading from St Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians.  This reading reminds us that despite our differences, we are all part of the one family of God.

 

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.  For in the one Spirit we were all baptised into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and we were all made to drink of the one Spirit.

Indeed, the body does not consist of one member, but of many.  If the foot would say “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body” that would not make it any less a part of the body.  And if the ear would say “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body” that would not make it any less a part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be?  If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 

 

But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension in the body, but the members have the same care for one another.  If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it.

 

Another very important feature of the Liturgy was an address delivered by Mrs Allison O’Brien who has ably lead our recent rebranding process.  Allison delivered a heartfelt speech conveying the stories of two important women in the history of St. Joseph’s College.  Nancy Bono was a Koorie Education Worker at St. Joseph’s College for more than a decade.  She had a very deep impact on the community.  Her work with the St. Joseph’s College community has left an important legacy in the history of our College.  Her daughter Reanna still has close connections to the College. Most recently Reanna has designed the symbols that we will be using in the College’s new branding.  Allison unpacked the symbolism that is present in these new images, creating connections between both our Brigidine history and our College’s long and proud relationship with the local Aboriginal community.

 

We hope that Allison will have an opportunity to share these important stories with our parent body.  We will certainly look for an opportunity for this to occur. In the meantime take a look at our new website. Many of the new symbols are present on each of the pages.

 

 

Let us pray….

God of all creation,

We thank you for this beautiful land,

for the First Peoples you entrusted to care for it,

for its wealth and many Second Peoples who have made it their home.

Australia has been good to us.

 

We ask now for this land that we will all be healed,

For our ancestors made gains at the expense of the Aboriginal custodians.

Lands were taken and families destroyed by the removal of children.

 

We pray for those who were taken,

And those parents and grandparents whose arms lost little ones.

We struggle to imagine how this would feel, and how it could have happened.


 

For the pain and loss of identity and culture, we ask healing.

For a callous disregard of human rights we ask forgiveness and healing.

 

For wilful blindness and ignorance we ask for your light to shine.

For the descendants still affected by trans-generational trauma

we ask for ongoing support in the name of justice.

 

May we all be one.

 

In the name of Christ, Amen

Kirrilee Westblade

Catholic Identity Leader

Clonard College, Geelong

Hope - bringing a sense of purpose

Opening of the School Year Mass

We celebrated the Opening of the School Year Mass at St Mary’s Basilica on Wednesday 14 February. The Mass was a wonderful opportunity to officially welcome our new Year 7 students as well as other new students in various year levels, together with new staff members to Clonard. We also welcomed our new Parish priest from St Michaels, Fr Prakash, who was the celebrant at the Mass.

Our theme for 2018, Hope: Bringing a sense of purpose, was officially endorsed. As a College Community, we commit ourselves to ensuring that each of the six Kildare Ministries values, are articulated and acted upon, focusing on one of those values each year. It was certainly a very joyous and respectful occasion.

 

Catholic Leaders of Geelong Secondary Schools (CLOGSS)

College Captains from the four Catholic Colleges in Geelong: (Clonard, Sacred Heart, St Joseph’s and Saint Ignatius) met for the first time at Saint Ignatius College in Drysdale in February for their launch dinner for 2018. Following the success of the Tri-UMPH Festival last year at Clonard College, this gathering took place to commence planning and discussions for their goals for this year. We look forward to working closely with the College Leaders.

 

High Achievers Assembly

The 2017 High Achievers Assembly was held at the College on Monday 19 February. This occasion was a great opportunity to celebrate the best achievement of 2017 students in a range of areas. This included a re-presentation of the named award winners for 2017 which recognises the most significant contributions to leadership, school life and community service. Some of the most important awards are the Sr Justine Power Award which is given for service within the school community in the areas of liturgy or creativity that celebrates goodness and giftedness; the Sr Geraldine Sheedy Award which is awarded to a Year 12 student by the other members of the year level to recognise the young woman of the year level who best represents the Brigidine spirit; the Daniel Delany Award  for initiative and leadership in perceiving a need or opportunity and acting to fulfil this need and The Kildare Ministries Award which recognises a student who helps build a community where all people are valued and where all creation is recognised as sacred, through consistently demonstrating the values of compassion, courage, hospitality, justice and wonder. Also presented were the highest ATARs and the highest scorers in VCE and VCAL studies. Our congratulations to all these high achievers. 

 

Visit by Japanese Exchange Students

Our Year 10 students thoroughly enjoyed sharing their classes with the visiting Japanese exchange students in February – Haruka, Asuka, Miyu, Natsume and Reno. The girls shared many stories around their culture and traditions and very much enjoyed their time with us at Clonard.

 

Farewell to our Chaplain, Fr Gerard Keith

Sadly, we have said farewell to our Chaplain, Fr Gerard Keith, who provided spiritual guidance to the Clonard community for 17 years.  Fr Gerard generously shared his wisdom and time with us, presiding at our mile-stone masses and liturgies, always ensuring that his words were targeted at the appropriate level for the students. After many years as our Chaplain, Fr Gerard is taking up a new appointment. We will miss his willingness to celebrate Eucharist with us, as well as his easy manner and ability to make the mass come alive for the students.

 

 Student Services, Library and Learning Centre

Our new Student Services, Library and Learning Centre is nearing completion. This building will sit on our existing multipurpose court on Church Street. The ground floor will house our Library, AV and ICT departments, the majority of our book collection and a private counselling space for students.

Upstairs will be an open plan study space a Careers area, Student Leadership space as well as an AV studio. This building will bring together many services that are currently spread out over the school, as well as provide a 21st century Library with a variety of spaces. We look forward to seeing the students explore this wonderful new facility and are hopeful that it will be completed by the middle of 2018. We aim to officially name and open this building on Brigidine Day, to be held at the end of Term 3 and will be incorporated into the liturgy after which the guests will move to the Chapel for transfer of land ritual followed by opening of the new building.

 

Presentation Family Centre, Balnarring​

Presentation Family Centre, a place with a lot of heart.

Our beginning…

As many of you know, Presentation Family Centre (PFC) was established by The Presentation Sisters in the 1980’s to provide short-term respite & holiday accommodation for families experiencing difficult circumstances, Guests from all over Victoria come to stay with us, to have a rest from complex issues in their lives

Our aim is to provide a space for people to rejuvenate and heal their spirit.  We continue to explore fund raising options to maintain a high standard of facilities and comfort to our cottages.  We also pride ourselves  in our care for the natural environment around us and ensuring it is conducive to healing, rest and rejuvenation.   Guest always comment on our the beautiful space.

 

Guest come from all walks of life and we alsoreceive referrals from a wide variety of organisations including Salvo’s, Vinnies, Royal Children’s Hospital and other organisations that support people experiencing other traumatic experiences.

 

Our place…

We have…

  1. Accommodation: 6 comfortable self contained brick veneer cottages. They can accommodate from 6 to 10 people each.
  2. A large communal space, with a commercial kitchen in a building affectionately known as “The Shed”. It really was a shed in its previous life, but thanks to the hard work of our generous volunteers, staff and donors, it has been refurbished into a fabulous venue for group activities and meetings.
  3. Nature: we are in a peaceful location, walking distance from Balnarring Beach on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

Creating happy memories… our Holiday Program…

Our staff and a team of very special volunteers provide a warm, friendly, accepting welcome to our guests when they arrive. A delicious morning or afternoon tea prepared by our wonderful volunteers.

During school holidays we provide a School Holiday Program for children and their families. We offer people the opportunity to have a break from their everyday lives, to rest, to re-connect with each other and nature, when they might otherwise have few other opportunities to do so. It is a time to create some happy memories during what has often been for them, difficult times. Some activities include, pampering, cooking, art and gardening. There is lots of chatte and laughter, and lots of kindness and encouragement too.

Our Volunteers and our future…

We could not provide these opportunities to nurture people in need of a rest without the PFC Community. The passion of the contributors to PFC is evidenced every day. We are a  small staff andthe volunteers who provide their energy, time and elbow grease to support our guests are invaluable.  Our precious  donors contribute the financial support we need to continue to provide a comfortable and nurturing environment.  We could not do without their support and thank them most sincerely.  

 

We are always on need of volunteers, especially in the holiday seasons and we encourage any one interested in volunteering with us to contact our friendly office staff on (03) 5983 1819.

                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formation Events

Founding Grace Retreat

The Founding Grace Retreat took place from Wednesday 23rd June to Friday 25th in the beautiful Grange Macedon Ranges in Lancefield.  16 inspiring, hard working staff members from our ministries shared stories, reflected and connected through prayer, mediation and dialogue. 

 

Annette Lamont from Kildare College wrote a piece about her experience:

"Late last year the APRIM at my school spoke to me about the Founding Grace Retreat run early in Term 2, by Kildare Ministries.  He thought it would provide me with the opportunity to build relationships with staff at other Kildare Ministries schools, especially as our school is located in Adelaide. The retreat looked very worthwhile and so early in 2018, I registered to attend.

As the date approached, I started to think I didn’t have time to spend 1 ½ days away from school attending a retreat. I had Year 12 work to mark, meetings to attend and all the other administration work that comes with being a teacher. I very nearly rang to pull out of the event, but I realised that maybe, in my busy and stressful life, I needed a break.

I was right, after an evening spent getting to know my fellow retreatants and Paul Spence the Coordinator, I slowly started to relax. The next two days were spent in contemplation and self-reflection and I was amazed at Paul’s capacity to lead us to a deeper sense of self. Paul focussed the retreat around Isiah 52:2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes….” We were led to examine our lives and to consider where we needed to grow and what we might need to let go of. I also began to build relationships with the other participants and to hear of the wonderful things happening in the other Kildare Ministries schools. 

I wish to thank Paul Spence, Andrea Grant and Kildare Ministries for organising this retreat. I went back to school a renewed person, ready to take on the challenges working with young people brings and with a renewed sense of self."

PA Seminar

On Wednesday the 30th of May we welcomed the Personal Assistants, Registrars and other key administration staff from our ministries for the inaugural seminar day in the Brigidine Ministry Centre. It was a fantastic opportunity to develop a network of administrative staff across Kildare Ministries and to strengthen links between the 'front of house' of the ministries and the staff at the Office of Trustees.  Claire Griffin csb and Bernadette Keating pbvm gave presentations on  the Brigidine and Presentation Sisters and their role within Kildare Ministries. It was a wonderful day of laughter, sharing and exploration of the Vision, Mission and Values of Kildare Ministries.

 

Educating for Justice Student Seminar in St. Joseph's College

Thanks to St. Joseph's College, Echuca for hosting the Educating for Justice Student Seminar. The students learned more about Indigenous issues in the lead up to National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day. They also spent some time exploring the integral ecology  along the banks of the Mighty Murray.

Big Week for our Leaders

Principals and Managers Meetings

The usual network meetings for our Principals and Mangers of Community Works took place last week on 13-14 June. On Wednesday the 13th June, the work was facilitated by Kevin Lenehan as we further explored practical and innovative ways to engage our young people in our Catholic culture.  Kevin built upon the work conducted last term, in examining the current social context and encouraged our principals to be open to new and different ways of leading our religious celebrations. He talked about our ministries being VUCA Communities – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous and drew the similarity to a broken egg – once the egg is cracked, you can’t put it back together! 

Challenging questions were asked.  For example, what is the balance between mystery and reason? Whose religion and how do we talk about God in this day? What sort of faith are we promoting and does our Religious Education programme provide an opportunity to meet Christ and God as a living reality in our young peoples’ lives?  Not easy answers to these but well worth thinking about.

Our community works leaders also come together to keep exploring ways in which we can enjoy an inter-connected relationship with our schools.  Again this is work in progress but we will continue to discuss and reflect further.

Important Dates

Upcoming Events 2018

Stewardship Council and Board Members Induction

23rd June 2018

 

Land Transfer Ritual - Wellsprings for Women

28th June 2018

 

Land Transfer Ritual- Kildare College

3rd July 2018

 

Stewardship Council and Board Members Seminar

21 July 2018

 

 

Conference

Registrations required by the 22nd June - Please click here to register.

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