Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Politician’s LGBTQI rights bill divides Catholic schools

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Catholic schools in New South Wales are divided over a proposed anti-trans education bill. The proposal seeks to ban any discussion of gender diversity in the state’s classrooms. The state’s main Catholic education body supports One Nation leader Mark Latham’s the bill. The large Parramatta diocese, however, is lodging a strong objection. Latham’s bill proposes Read more

Catholic School principal spends day on the roof

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Carley Dunphey principal at St. Patrick School in Brighton, Michigan worked on the school’s roof after students surpassed 100,000 minutes of reading over two weeks during a read-a-thon. “I put a challenge out there to our students that if they reached 100,000 minutes reading as a combined total for our whole school, that I would Read more

Fund will allow Hato Paora to improve living environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020
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Hato Pāori College timuaki, principal, Nathan Matthews said he was pleased with the announcement of a new $20 million fund for Māori boarding schools. “The ability to upgrade our facilities is timely. Our preference would be to put it into pastoral care, because [students] spend 17 hours in the living environment and only seven hours Read more

St Patrick’s School Taupō raises $2400 for homeless

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Taupo’s St Patrick’s Catholic School Year 7 and 8 students stayed in cardboard boxes last Thursday night and fasted on Friday. Sponsored by friends and family, the students raised $2400 to go towards backpack bedrolls and sleeping bags and washing facilities for the homeless, and also for foodbanks in Taupō and Tūrangi. Read more Related Read more

First male principal in 170 years for Wellington school

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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Andrew Murray is the new principal of St Mary’s College in Thorndon, Wellington. He is the first man appointed to the role in the 170-year history of the Catholic girls’ secondary school. Murray, pictured above with his wife Benita and their daughter Charlotte, will start his new role at St Mary’s at the beginning of Read more

State-integrated schools give you best bangs for your bucks

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Parents who are saving up to get their child into a private school should be aware that state-integrated schools might give them better bangs for their bucks. This the conclusion policy analyst Joel Hernandez comes to in a report he prepared for The New Zealand Initiative. Many parents want their kids to go to private Read more

Auckland Catholic educator honoured

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Retired Auckland diocese vicar for education Linda McQuade has been honoured by Pope Francis, who made her a dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great for her more-than-40-year service in education. Continue reading in NZ Catholic. Related Posts:Diocese launches virtual schoolFirst black American cardinal appointedAshes on Second Sunday of Lent!America’s first black cardinal Read more

Teaching maths, history and economics is ministry in a Catholic school

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The question of religious schools’ right to hire and fire teachers has been decided by the US Supreme Court. The Court found in favor of two Catholic schools in California, ruling that a “ministerial exception” to government interference applies to teachers in religious schools. The justices ruled in a 7-2 decision that teachers at Catholic Read more

School sign says To Legalise is to Normalise

Monday, July 13th, 2020
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A digital sign displayed on a school board outside St Paul’s College in Ponsonby in Auckland reads: “To legalise is to normalise. Say no.” “Isn’t it illegal for a high school to push political opinions on students?” a Reddit user posted in the forum. According to Education Ministry guidance, boards of trustees as a state Read more

Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis

Monday, July 6th, 2020

A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand. Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ), the formation of which Read more