NCEC Formation for Mission
The National Catholic Education Mission states that formation is Christ-centred. It is scripturally rich and grounded in the Church.
Formation is intentional, ongoing and reflective. It starts from people’s lived experiences and focuses on the growth of individuals and communities in spiritual awareness, theological understanding, vocational motivation, and in capabilities for mission and service in the world.
In short, formation for the mission of Catholic Education is a process that is systematic, collaborative, graduated and ongoing.
This framework is offered as a resource for the evaluation of current practice and strategic enhancement of formation for mission of leaders and staff in Australian Catholic schools and systems.
There is a formative dimension to every aspect of Catholic schooling. Therefore, this document provides not only a framework for formation, but an orientation for the whole life of a Catholic educational community. All members of the community can find themselves in this framework, as it presents understandings that are fundamental to the formation of all individuals and communities, leaders, staff, parents and students.
Download a PDF version of the framework here