CSYMA Teacher Formation

To meet the need for teacher formation, CSYMA has developed the Teacher’s Evangelisation Network which is a teacher formation and renewal program in the New Evangelisation and Youth Ministry.

The CSYMA TEN Formation Pathway is comprised of a Four Phase Model of Staff Formation which incorporates both Staff Professional Development and Formation Initiatives and connection with the broader Church. This Model of Staff Formation is supported by CSYMA communications including the CSYMA TEN Journal and regular CSYMA eNews.

An overview of the pathway can be seen below.

Teachers in the New Evangelisation

Porta Fidei Retreat

Phase One is aimed at providing formation through a retreat experience to help develop a teachers relationship with Christ and capture a vision for the New Evangelisation. The program focuses on a series of teachings and sharing’s from staff on the following areas: Teaching as a Vocation; Being awakened in God’s Love; Understanding the Gospel Message; The call to Reconciliation and Surrender to Christ; and, Teachers Alive in the New Evangelisation.

The development of a retreat package accompanied with teachers experienced in the program enables the retreat to be conducted across schools or within schools through one day retreats or a series of afternoon seminars. Each session includes teachings, personal sharing’s and small groups. This is often considered to be a catalyst for further phases of the program.

Porta Fidei Video

To see the Porta Fidei Retreat in action in the Lismore Diocese, click on the video below.

Porta Fidei Experiences




The CSYMA TEN Journal is designed to be a vehicle to share with one another what is happening in the network and to provide formation articles for teachers and leaders in Catholic Secondary Schools on evangelisation and formation.

The articles are intended to be used in leadership groups, R.E. events and staff meetings to help teachers understand and move with the graces of the New Evangelisation.



National Conferences are held bi-annually. The 2016 Conference will focus on the faith formation of teachers and leaders of Catholic schools for the new evangelisation. For further information on this National Teacher Formation Conference, please click the button below.


Membership & Enquiries

If you would like your school or CEO to join the CSYMA Teachers Evangelisation Network today, click on the link below to complete the registration process.

For further information on the Teacher Formation programs conducted by CSYMA including the Teachers Evangelisation Network, download the Vision and Focus Areas Guide by clicking on the button below.

For further information on Membership options including the CSYMA Teachers Evangelisation Network Membership, download the Membership Guide by clicking on the button below.



The program significantly helped change the school’s culture and the development of the CSYMA network provides a vision and framework to engage the Australian Catholic schools into this much needed work.”

Dr Chris Hayes, Xavier College Melbourne

CSYMA has given our whole school a way forward in its challenge to be a Catholic school in the new millennia.

Richard Chapman, St Brendan-Shaw College Tasmania