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Lighthouse Leadership Programme

Lighthouse Leadership Programme

Mount Sackville Lighthouse Leadership Application Form

The Lighthouse Programme is a religious faith development programme undertaken voluntarily by fifth year students – ‘Lighthouse leaders’ – and sixth class pupils who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Comprising a leadership training module and a peer ministry module, the programme invites the older students to become actively involved in leading catechesis for Confirmation. Taking the Faith Friends programme as its inspiration, this programme has eight–ten sessions of Christian leadership training for the transition year/fifth year students, followed by five peer ministry sessions with the sixth class Confirmation pupils of participating primary schools led by the newly trained Lighthouse leaders. In all, the programme takes a recommended fifteen school weeks. Those who will be involved include students, teachers, secretaries, caretakers and management in the primary and post-primary schools, boards of management, chaplains and parish priests.

The Lighthouse Programme issues a proposal to those who wish to seek and to develop their faith by sharing it with others, and in so doing to open themselves, by the grace of God, to strengthening it. A basic tenet of learning theory is that people learn by doing, and so it is important
that the student leaders not only learn about leadership but that they also perform leadership tasks. For a faith development programme to achieve its aim, it is imperative that the adolescent participants lead in religious faith. This means that the senior students spend time exploring and
articulating their own understanding and experience of faith. They in turn lead the sixth class pupils in articulating their own religious
faith from a position of religious faith.

To check out the programme, please click here.

07 2023
State Exams
16 2023
The Plurabelles Summer Camp
09 2023
Open Day
30 2023
October mid-term break
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
D20 WP68

01 821 3317
01 821 4061

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