In October around 80 Sacred Heart Educators and RSCJ gathered together in Dublin for the Sacred Heart Schools European Regional Heads’ Conference. The school leaders and coordinators from Austria, Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Scotland and Spain were also joined by delegates from Australia and the USA. Sr Barbara Duffy, provincial of Ireland and Scotland , the students, staff and the host committee at the Mount Anville Schools welcomed everyone very warmly.
Uganda Sacred Heart Primary School (Photo by Irene Cullen rscj)
One way to carry out our service of education is in an institution for the formation of youth through teaching.
This service of education in institutions includes instruction, but emphasizes the formation of the whole person, formation for social and collective life, accompaniment of the faith, with a definite goal: education for justice in faith.
Today we have varied apostolic commitments within institutions which themselves differ from one another according to the age of the young with whom we work, the type of instruction given, or the composition of the student body.
Education: A Commitment (International Education Commission, 1988)