"Right from the beginning of our time in Sydney we were
greeted and welcomed with open arms by the Lasallian ministers and volunteers.
Each and every one of them are so down to earth and approachable which made
settling and being comfortable extremely easy. The way in which the whole
experience was run so smoothly is a true testament to the character of the
Ministers and Volunteers and to how much work was put in to making the trip an
experience none of us will ever forget.
Lasallian Leaders Seminar was an unforgettable and indescribable
experience. This camp was an incredible opportunity to grow individually and as
a team, by facilitating students and young leaders to engage in connections and
networking with other Lasallian schools within our district on an international
level. It was an opportunity to learn about our wider community.
Whilst in Sydney, we had the opportunity to
hear the life stories and leadership journeys of students and mentors from all
walks of life, and how their courage and perseverance had allowed them to
overcome obstacles and hardship to achieve their goals. This was a true
highlight for us and our peers and certainly an experience which will drive us
in our future pursuits. On arrival, we were thrust into the unknown, and were
split up from our friends and school having to step out of our comfort zones
and introduce ourselves.
However, we soon began to connect and form meaningful friendships,
and through taking part in several different activities, that were both
informative and fun such as team building activities, ice breakers, sharing and
learning about each other’s experiences, our bonds began to cement. This has enabled
us to form life-long bonds between the students and Lasallian schools
sharing our commonalities and celebrating our diversities".