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Lent in schools

The theme for Lent 2018 is inspired by a quote from Suzanne Aubert:‘Let us go together’. We are personally called to go on a journey - with each other and with God. In the course of the journey we are changed and we change the world around us.

Let us go together: Journeying to peace and hope in Timor-Leste is the title of the unit which features stories from communities in Timor-Leste that highlight both challenges and transformation. Key themes include peace, reconciliation, overcoming poverty and empowering women.

A wide range of resources are available in both the Timor-Leste module and the Lent module for 2018. Teachers and students are encouraged to use the Lent module for the first and last week of the Lenten period. The Timor-Leste module has been designed to provide four lessons at each level between the start and end of Lent. The teacher booklet provides a good summary of all the resources available and how they can be used.

The Timor-Leste module can also be used as a separate stand-alone teaching unit for future use. Lessons could be easily adapted to provide a range of relevant activities for students across all levels.

Contact the education team to order hard copy versions of the various Lent 2018 resources.

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Lent in schools 2018 - Key resources

Here you’ll find the teacher booklet, all the lessons and worksheets from the Lent module and Timor-Leste module, action calendar, posters, prayer booklet, Way of the Cross PowerPoint and Y12 achievement standard.

Lent in schools 2018 - Videos

Find out more about life in Timor-Leste, the work of HAFOTI, and Timor-Leste's journey to independence through nine short videos. See what school is like for Jerminu in Oecusse and find out about the Pereira family living in the hills of Aileu. 

Lent in schools 2018 - PowerPoints

A great selection of PowerPoints that accompany the lessons from the Timor-Leste module can be found here. Learn basic words in Tetum. Find out more about Jerminu, Alda and Lucas and life in Timor-Leste. Discover more about HAFOTI and see how their great products are made.

Lent in schools 2018 - Lessons and worksheets by level

Find the lessons and worksheets broken down for each year level here, including the module worksheets in Google docs format. You will also find all the teacher planning you need, which can be easily copied and pasted from a Word document.

Lent in schools 2017

The theme for Lent 2017 came from Psalm 27: ‘Your face, Lord, do I seek’. This phrase reminds us that when we encounter our brothers and sisters, wherever they may live, we encounter the face of Christ.

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