Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Rosmini College schoolboy in Tall Blacks World Cup frame Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019

>Rosmini College schoolboy Taine Murray has bolted into the Tall Blacks’ World Cup selection frame, after being named in their 14-man squad for this month’s trip to Japan and Australia. The 17-year-old impressed so much at this week’s selection camp in Auckland, that coach Paul Henare said he had no option but to pick him, for Read more

Legalising marijuana just asking for trouble says long serving Headmaster Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A Catholic secondary school headmaster is opposed to the legalising marijuana referendum due to be held at the 2020 General Election. St Paul’s College, Ponsonby, headmaster Kieran Fouhy said that legalising cannabis, when New Zealand already has an issue with alcohol, is just asking for trouble. Continue reading in NZCatholic Related Posts:Ampleforth College’s lay leadership Read more

2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICE Comments 0

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE songwriting competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on issues of importance to them through the medium of song. Each winner also receives $500 in prizes that will Read more

St Kevin’s College has a new owner Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

After more than 90 years, Oamaru’s Catholic school is changing hands. St Kevin’s College, which has been under Christian Brothers ownership since 1927, will be transferred to the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin later this year. While the brotherhood appoints its own representative to the school’s board of trustees, it has not had staff at the Read more

Academic success attributed to cellphone ban Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Top academic success at St Joseph’s Māori Girls College is being put down to a cellphone ban. This year the college features in the 2018 top 10 schools achieving University Entrance. With 66% of students boarders, the Hawkes Bay school’s policy is strict. “Literally they [the cellphones] are taken off them and not given back”, Read more

Some Catholic schools oppose changes to the education system Comments 0

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

Marian College to move to new site in Papanui, Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A Catholic high school will get a new permanent home 12 years after its original site was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes. A new Marian College will be built on a 3-hectare site bordered by Vagues, Main North and Northcote roads in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. Continue reading Related Posts:Christchurch diocese considers new site Read more

Muslim and Catholic schools perform haka and waiata in tribute Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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On the weekend, a Catholic school that lost one its old boys in the Christchurch mosque attack paid tribute by performing a haka and waiata. And on Wednesday At Al-Madinah School in Māngere, Auckland, a haka, prayer and waiata rang out at an assembly to remember those affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings. St Thomas of Read more

Statue of St Patrick vandalised Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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The white statue of Saint Patrick outside St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie, Wellington, has been vandalised. The statue was covered with red and yellow tags including swear words. The attack has been blamed on McEvedy Shield rivalry, following Wellington College’s victory on Tuesday. The track and field competition, named for St Pat’s Town old boy Read more

Ethnic makeup in Catholic schools changing Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Last year was the first year that non-European/Pākehā students made up more than half the number of students in Catholic schools in New Zealand.  Using Ministry of Education school roll data as of July, the New Zealand Catholic Education Office reported that students of European/Pākehā ethnicity made up 49.9 per cent of those attending Catholic schools in 2018. The next largest group was Pasifika Read more