Retreat Leaders

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In partnership with post-secondary educational institutions and not for profit organizations (SharelifeDevelopment and PeaceCanadian food for ChildrenCanadian Jesuits International), our mission is to create a caring, inclusive, compassionate and just community both locally and globally where everyone is valued as a child of God. All of our initiatives are rooted in this vision of the Kingdom of God as revealed by Jesus Christ. With this in mind students who join this program are empowered with resources and leadership opportunities to continue the work of Jesus. Our year-long retreat leadership program involves hands-on training and opportunities to practice both inherent and newfound abilities.

Retreat Leaders make their presence known in the school community through a grass roots initiative known as "The Alliance For Compassion." Started by students, this alliance helps retreat leaders to hone in on a specific social injustice issue that needs to be addressed. Fuelled by their passion to make this world a better place, retreat leaders with common interests regularly meet to seek approaches and solutions to these global and local issues.

Are you interested in being a Retreat Leader? Complete an application, and submit to Mr. Valookaran or Ms. Minardi. Teacher references and an interview are part of the selection process.

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Retreat Leadership Courses

GPP3O2: Leadership and Peer Support (Retreat Leadership Option) 

GPP3O2 prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. Students will design and implement plans for contributing to their school and community (both immediate and global); develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and peer support roles - for example, as a retreat leader. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities. GPP3O2 can be used as one of the "major" courses of 3 SHSMs: Arts & Culture, Business and Non-Profit. 
Each applicant to this course must fill out an application to be a retreat leader and undergo an interview. Teacher references are also required. Applications are due to Mr. Valookaran or Ms. Minardi by February 25th, 2019.

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HRE4M2: Religious Education - Church & Culture (Retreat Leadership Option)

This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of ethical theories, the revelation of Sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. While grounded in Revelation, the course also examines the contributions of Philosophy and the sciences to a Catholic understanding of ethics and moral living. Students will explore their own ethical and moral stance through an examination of various arenas of life such as issues of justice and peace, freedom, reconciliation, family, marriage and political life. This course is intended to prepare the senior student for the lifelong task of discerning what is good and of God while growing in their ability to live accordingly as moral persons and active, life-giving members of a global society. Special attention is given to the interaction between the Church and culture. The modern world is characterized by a multiplicity of values, philosophies, and ideologies. In a democratic, pluralistic society, these concepts may creatively reinforce one another or they may compete with and contradict one another. In their role as retreat leaders, students should expect to develop and implement equitable and inclusive community building strategies based on every Christian's call to follow Jesus Christ, to believe in the redemptive love of God for humankind and to proclaim and incarnate the reign of God as inaugurated by Jesus Christ. This course is designed for students who are currently and actively involved as Retreat Leaders in our school community.

Only students who were Retreat Leaders in Grade 11 may apply for this course. Students who are going to be Grade 12 Retreat Leaders should take this course. It is highly recommended that students taking Grade 12 University English take Mixed (M) level Religion.

 

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For more information, please see Mr. T. Valookaran (Chaplain) or Ms. C. Minardi.

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