Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Covid-19 – but the college Big Band played on Comments 0

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Sancta Maria College, in Flat Bush, has used social media to allow their Big Band to perform together during the current lockdown. In the week before the lockdown, the school decided to cancel all music rehearsals while students also faced the potential cancellation of the most significant events in their school calendar. Inspired by a Read more

A new Catholic primary school for the Bay of Plenty Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Pāpāmoa is going to get new multi-million dollar Catholic primary school. The Suzanne Aubert Catholic School is expected to open at the beginning of Term 1, 2021. The news was confirmed by the Ministry of Education last Thursday. The school, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, is expected to start with a maximum roll Read more

Demand for Catholic education high Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Catholic education is in demand – but going to a Catholic school and attending Sunday Mass are not necessarily a package deal to many Catholic families. Taranaki priest Simon Story says many Catholic families approach him for the religious endorsement required to get their children into a Catholic school. This endorsement attests to the children Read more

Metuamate appointed CEO of new Catholic tertiary body Comments 0

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Feilding-raised Dr Areti Metuamate of Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngati Haua and Cook Islands descent has been appointed the first Chief Executive of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute. Te Kupenga was formed on January 1 by the merger of Good Shepherd College and The Catholic Institute. Metuamate attended Hato Pāora College. He graduated Read more

New Catholic secondary school likely for South Auckland Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Long-awaited plans for a new Catholic secondary school in South Auckland are finally progressing. These plans were announced in a press statement last year by Catholic Education Office chief executive Paul Ferris. He said the Church had bought 25ha in Burtt Rd, Drury, South Auckland three years ago for a new 1,000-student, $40m co-educational high Read more

Integrated schools look at legal action over Government maintenance funding Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Integrated schools are considering legal action against the Government after being left out of the $396 million funding package announced at the weekend to upgrade state school properties. Education Minister Chris Hipkins says state-integrated schools funding will go up as a result of an investment and he isn’t worried about potential court action. Association of Read more

Auckland secondary schools unable to accept all preference applicants Comments 0

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn has asked that Catholic secondary schools in his diocese unable to accept all preference applicants have an enrolment policy or scheme that places very high priority on such applicants having certificates for Catholic Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Bishop Dunn sent a letter dated September 20 with this request to Auckland Read more

Calls for Catholic schools to be abolished to tackle Glasgow sectarianism Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A former top cop has claimed Catholic schools should be abolished to help tackle sectarianism on the streets of Glasgow. Tom Wood a former Deputy Chief Constable, has questioned whether religious segregation in schools remains acceptable, and urged authorities to address root causes of the divide. Last week the council decided to ban six Loyalist Read more

A new chapel for St Bede’s College Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A new chapel at St Bede’s College in Christchurch was consecrated and opened last Thursday. Bishop Paul Martin presided at the ceremony and preached. Those attending included emeritus bishop Basil Meeking, David Kennerley, the New Zealand leader of the Society of Mary, former Rector of St Bede’s, Des Darby, twenty-five priests, many of whom were Read more

Hato Pāora College students learn science through the use of Māori legends Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Massey University’s Pūhoro science, technology, engineering and maths academy a help young Māori minds session for more than 150 teenagers at IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute (IPU) last Friday. Students from Hato Pāora College took part in a programme. The photograph above shows Hato Pāora College students trying to build a hydraulic arm powered by Read more