Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

$15 million to relocate Monte Cecilia School Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017
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The cost for moving the Monte Cecilia Catholic school in Auckland is forecast to be $15,355,000. The school was relocated from Monte Cecilia as part of the development of Monte Cecilia Park and is now next to St John Vianney Church at 34 Whitmore Rd in Hillborough. The new site is built around three Modern Learning Read more

Donation of equipment worth 80,000 tala from former students Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The learning experience for students of St. Mary’s College at Vaimoso in Samoa has received a tremendous boost thanks to former students The Saint Mary’s Old Girls Association (S.M.O.G.A) has donated equipment worth of up to $80,000 tala to the school. It was one way of recognising the College that nurtured their academic lives. The Read more

Hato Petera begins the year with less than 30 students Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Hato Petera College has begun the school year with fewer than 30 students ranging from year 9 to year 13. That is about half the number of students on its roll compared to last year. Rudy Taylor, the chairman of the Hato Petera Whanau Trust, said, while that number is low, he thinks it can be built up. Read more

Joseph Parker keen to collect 22 pies from school principal Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Joseph Parker at Marcellin College

Four days out from the biggest fight in his career Joseph Parker took time out to give back to his old school. Speaking at Marcellin College was all the initiative of the former troublesome teenager, now WBO heavyweight champion. “He asked us if he can come to school to help us out in any way,” Read more

State regulations deny Catholic girl a Catholic education Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
State denies a Catholic Education

A Catholic student meeting all the special character requirements is on the wait list for John Paul College, Rotorua. Maringi James, 13 is due to start her secondary education in 2017 but the school roll is at capacity. Maringi’s mother, Lauren James is calling on the Ministry of Education to exercise some discretion about the Read more

Education leadership prize for Porirua deputy principal Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Porirua’s Holy Family school deputy principal Gina Lefaoseu recently won a SunPix award for leadership in education. The awards are growing in popularity as a leading forum to acknowledge Pasifika successes nationwide and Lefaoseu is determined her school will keep succeeding. Lefaoseu says Holy Family school is very diverse; it has 180 students, 85 per cent Read more

Hato Petera: Minister’s decision not to close it disappoints Bishop Dunn Comments 0

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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The Auckland diocese has announcing that from 2017 Hato Petera College will operate as a College for day students only. No hostel facilities will be available. The  Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, said he was disappointed by Minister of Education’s decision not to close the school. The a co-educational Year 9-13 state integrated school is Read more

4 out of 40 All Blacks attended Francis Douglas College Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Four former students from Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth have been selected for the All Blacks tour squad. Along with the three Barrett brothers, Beauden, Scott and Jordie, Liam Coltman had  been named as a hooker on the tour. Martin Chamberlain, the principal of Francis Douglas Memorial College, said they were not only Read more

Mayor Kokshoorn credits good Catholic up bringinging for his success Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tony Kokshoorn, mayor of the Grey District since 2004 credits his success as a businessman and politician to family, his community and lessons learnt in his Catholic upbringing. “I went to a Marist Brothers school. I was Catholic, I had good morals instilled by my parents and my school and they have stuck with me.” Read more

8 year-old’s good deeds rewarded with visit from All Blacks Comments 0

Friday, September 16th, 2016

An 8-year-old student at Marian Catholic school in Hamilton has been rewarded for his good deeds by getting a visit from some All Blacks. When he was just 6 years old a Byron Casson asked himself, “If people can’t afford canned food, how can they afford a can opener?” So he set up a lemonade stand Read more