Posts Tagged ‘Br Sir Patrick Lynch’

Some Catholic schools oppose changes to the education system

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

11 Catholic schools have joined the Community Schools Alliance, a campaign launched to oppose changes to the ways schools in New Zealand are governed, managed and administered. The Community Schools Alliance is made up of 43 of the country’s 2431 state and integrated schools. And the former CEO of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office Brother Sir Read more

VIP farewell for Br Sir Patrick Lynch

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Politicians, cardinals, bishops and educationalists gathered in Wellington on April 3 to farewell Br Sir Patrick Lynch. Br Sir Patrick is leaving the New Zealand Catholic Education Office after 22 years at the helm. Speakers at the function included Education Minister Hekia Parata and Cardinal John Dew. Ms Parata praised Br Sir Patrick’s “immense contribution Read more

Br Sir Patrick happy schools not political football

Friday, March 18th, 2016

In a farewell message, the outgoing head of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office has said he is pleased integrated schools are not a political football. Br Sir Patrick Lynch said the integrated school system “is a New Zealand invention that suits our needs and what it more, it works”. “In the process it ensures Read more

NZ Catholic Education Convention 2015

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The triennial NZ Catholic Education Convention, which brings together those involved in Catholic education in the broadest sense took place in Wellington this week. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have been be in attendance throughout the convention which has been attended by teachers, principals, staff, Boards of Trustees, priests, advisors, adult educators and academics. This Read more

Govt money needed for earthquake prone Catholic schools

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Chief executive of the Catholic Education Office in New Zealand, Brother Sir Patrick Lynch, said his office has opened discussions with the Government about funding to assess and remediate earthquake prone Catholic schools. The Catholic Education Office is responsible for 340 schools throughout the country. The Minister of Building and Housing Nick Smith has proposed Read more

Catholic educator warns after condom giveaway to teens

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A Catholic education leader is sounding a note of warning after an experiment in giving condoms to teens in a college was hailed as a success. The chief executive of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, Br Sir Patrick Lynch, spoke about an experiment at James Cook High School in south Auckland. Condoms were given Read more