900 attend Catholic Education Convention

More than 900 teachers, principals, lecturers, priests, bishops, school trustees are gathered in Wellington from around the country, to celebrate and develop Catholic education at their triennial convention which began on Wednesday.

Hon Hekia Parata, the Minister of Education and Lesley Longstone, the Secretary of Education are among those address delegates as well as overseas keynote speakers Michael Holman (UK) and Megan McKenna (USA).

A feature of the convention is the technology used in schools by students and teachers to enhance learning.

The Catholic Education Convention is the triennial gathering of all NZ Catholic Schools. There are 238 Catholic Schools, 4,000 teachers within the network across the country educating 66,000 students.

The Convention runs from 8-10 August at the Wellington Convention Centre.


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