Formation Courses

Parents, catechists, religious educators, clergy and other interested adults are drawn to the very rich, retreat-like courses offered by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. These formation courses may be taken as a personal retreat, or to prepare the adult to work with children in the Atrium setting.

Formation is offered at three levels, beginning at Level 1:

Level I is for children ages 3 – 6

Level II is for children ages 6 – 9

Level III is for children ages 9 – 12

Each level includes 100 hours of Adult Reflections, Practicum, Material Making and Observation.  Each level is usually completed in two sections, Part 1 (45+ hours)  and Part 2 (45+ hours).

All courses offer:

* An introduction to the particular atrium environment

* Exercises of Practical Life      

* Age-appropriate themes from the Bible and the Liturgy  

* The purpose and use of the handmade materials

* Experience in presenting material

* Help in preparing a Personal Handbook guiding work with children.

 

Upon completion of the courses, The Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd grants a certificate of attendance which is recognised by other CGS Associations around the world.

Courses are offered throughout Australia (and nearby countries in South East Asia) in varied formats:

* Week-long courses                                                                                                     * Over several weekends                                                                                               * One day a week/month throughout the year

Formation courses are offered when a group of interested people arrange dates and times with available Formation leaders. These arrangements are facilitated by the Association. If you would like to arrange a course in your area, please contact us for details on cgsaust.org.au

 

FORMATION COURSE DATES 2017

COURSES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE ORGANISED LOCALLY: 

Brisbane, QUEENSLAND

Level 2 (Part 2b)

Course Structure:  Four days

Dates:  3-6 April 

Venue: St. Mary De Ricci Atrium, 333 Given Tce, Paddington, 4064, Brisbane

Formation Leader:  Mary Hare

Contact: (07)  3511 0470. Email: mehare@bigpond.net.au