TREK has been created to help those working in Anglican Schools explore their spirituality.

Spirituality is an important part of human wellbeing. It is a key part of the human search for meaning and wholeness.

Spirituality is recognised in the Bible as a fundamental aspect of human life that connects us with God, with each other and with the world.

Spirituality is also an important part of education.  Young people are at a formative stage of life and schools have an important role to play in the development of their spirituality. Spiritual development is increasingly seen as an important part of education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians states:

“Schools play a vital role in promoting the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development and wellbeing of young Australians, and in ensuring the nation’s ongoing economic prosperity and social cohesion.”

Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008)

TREK is open to all people. It is firmly embedded in the Christian faith and is shaped by it. It focuses on the development of personal spirituality within a community and encourages participants to practice spiritually constructive action in the school.

The program is sensitive to the various spiritual starting places of school staff including the deeply spiritual, the curious but cautious seeker, the agnostic, the committed Anglican and those of other denominations and traditions.

There are four parts to the program each with a different theme: journey, growth, community and habit. Each part has five sessions. TREK is designed with a group journey in mind and can be completed over the course of a year meeting together every two weeks during term time or by meeting  more regularly.

We hope you enjoy the journey.

Click on the images below to download individual parts or click here for a zip file with all four parts.