Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Roncalli College principal has no concerns about Mike King Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Unlike some other principals in South Canterbury, Roncalli College’s Chris Comeau, has brushed off the concerns raised by the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) about Mental health crusader Mike King speaking to his students. “While I can appreciate their concerns, I think it would be far more effective for all of us to get Read more

What’s in the water at Francis Douglas Memorial College? Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Six former students of Francis Douglas Memorial College featured in this year’s British and Irish Lions tour. The three Barrett brothers, Beauden, Scott and Jordie and  Liam Coltman were in the All Blacks. Ricky Riccitelli played for the Hurricanes. Teihorangi Walden was in the Highlander’s team. Watch Video: What’s in the Water at Francis Douglas Read more

Cooks government gives church handout to rebuild college Comments 0

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Cook Islands’ government has given a handout of $US360,000 to the Catholic church to rebuild a college and secure land on which a lease is about to expire. Some criticised the government for spending large amounts of money helping churches, suggesting there are greater priority areas. Continue reading Related Posts:Christchurch Cathedral – almost there Read more

Porirua City awards Holy Family School volunteer for outstanding service Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Annabell Malaulau, a teacher at Holy Family School in Porirua, is one of a number of volunteers who have been recognised for their outstanding service to the people of Porirua City. Porirua Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford presented them with Civic Awards at Pātaka in June. “The Civic Awards are the city’s highest form of recognition to Read more

State-funded private schools that ask pupils for $5000 and more Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Some of the country’s most prestigious schools ask for up to $11,000 a year in fees – while being mostly funded by the government. How is that fair? Tom Fitzsimons reports. Continue reading Related Posts:Catholic schools are beacons of diversityEducation in PNG – Church demands…Leaked Aussie education funding reveals money-go-roundFears for future of religion classes Read more

Convent schools provided a great education Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Almost all who have had the privilege of being educated in convents remember nuns whose lives were ones of fulfilment, vigour and purpose On reading Tales out of School: Recollections of Ex-Covent-School Girls, published by the Pastoral Research Centre Trust two thoughts occurred to me: a. that you only realise how important something is when it Read more

Hato Petera College – Waitangi Tribunal submission questions land use Comments 0

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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The Waitangi Tribunal has been told that if a Crown land grant had been used as it was intended Hato Petera College would not be facing closure. Hato Petera College stands on a portion of the of the Crown Grant of 376 acres given to the Catholic Church in Auckland’s North Shore in 1850 for Read more

Mission Centre – school and parish administration in one shared building, Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On Sunday May 28th people from St Joseph’s school and parish in Hawera gathered for the opening of a new Mission Centre. The Mission Centre is a unique venture for the Diocese of Palmerston North. It combines the school and parish administration areas in one shared building. The school and parish secretaries work alongside each Read more

Archbishop Chong urges school teachers to use visual media Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The archbishop of Suva,  Peter Chong, has called on Catholic teachers to be creative in their teaching skills so students can enjoy learning. He said  one of the effective ways to teach children today was to make use of visual media. “That is the culture we are living today. The children of today are ‘screen Read more

Marist Brothers bicentennial celebrated in Suva Comments 0

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Last week schools that are part of the Marist Brothers family marked the bicentennial of the founding of Marist Brothers and the 80th anniversary of the establishment of Marist Brothers High School. On Friday, the archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong was accorded a traditional welcoming ceremony in front of a crowd of over 800 Read more