Education week was observed in all centres and SSE hubs in Region West from Sunday 12 August to 25 August. The theme for this year was “The Divine Blueprint for a Harmony Home of Human Values.” This year the focus was not just on SSE children but also parents, young adults and adults, on how we can all be better equipped to enhance the spiritual development of our children through enriching study circle material that was shared with centres.

The centralised SSE of Bonnyrigg made an exhibition which was well received by the members. The exhibits brought out the theme well and a lot of hard work has been put in too. Individual parent – teacher meetings were also held where the parents had an opportunity to individually meet their child’s teacher and give feedback on things that were working well and those that needed to be improved. A report of all the feedback will be collated and distributed to teachers.

The centralised SSE of Wentworthville had an open day and parents were invited to visit their child’s classrooms. The teachers designed activities in line with the theme. Before the parents went to the classes the administration team had a meeting with the parents listing out their expectations from parents and during that meeting a former SSE student spoke about her SSE journey. A parent also spoke about his experience bringing his two children to SSE and how it has impacted their lives.

The SSE of Blacktown went away on a retreat organised by the Sathya Sai Centre of Blacktown and explored the theme at the retreat.

A unity meeting was held on Saturday 25 August 2018 to conclude Education Week where the devotional singing was led by SSE children and we had three SSE students talking on the theme. A wonderful way to conclude bringing members together in a harmonious environment.