Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Two catholic schools in Christchurch win architects’ awards Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Two catholic schools were among the buildings recognised at the Canterbury Architecture Awards last week. Catherine McAuley Centre at Villa Maria College received an award in the public architecture category. The jury noted of this project, “The building’s pleated corten cladding references the memory of Catherine McAuley and her protective shawl and provides an exterior that Read more

800 catholic educators gather for triennial convention Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Eight hundred catholic educators are gathering in Wellington this week at the TSB Arena to celebrate Catholic education in New Zealand. The triennial conventions are designed to ensure that catholic schools remain authentic in their commitment to Church and State, as vibrant communities of faith and learning. The theme of the Convention is Christ’s Call: Read more

Group’s effort to save Hato Petera College described as harmful Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
hato petera

The commissioner appointed to run Hato Petera College has described the efforts by a group of people to increase the college’s roll as harmful. Tauira Tawhito Steering Komiti, a group of former students, parents and a kaumatua, have been able to increase the roll from one to five. They say they have received nearly 500 expressions of Read more

Catholic schools in Samoa receive a government grant of $2 million talā Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
government grant

Catholic schools in Samoa have received a government grant of $2 million talā. Making annual grants to church schools began in 1983 when government allocated $50 to $60 thousand talā in recognition of the church schools’ significant contribution to providing education. This year the annual allocation for private schools has reached $6 million talā. Consideration is Read more

Season’s over, so back to school for Liberato Cacace Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Council of Cardinals

Now that the A-League Phoenix season has come to an end, it is time for Liberato Cacace to go back to school. With the start of the new term next week, the year-13 pupil will be back at St Patrick’s College in Wellington. At the back end of the season, following a series of consistent performances for Read more

Indonesian government gets Catholic universities to help improve quality of higher education Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
quality of higher education

Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta and the Catholic University of Soegijapranata in Semarang, Central Java, are among 29 leading Indonesian educational institutions picked to help improve the quality of higher education. The government wants the 29 universities to transfer knowledge between them and the institutions they have been assigned to, not only on the academic Read more

Catholic tertiary education establishment board begins work Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
tertiary education

Last year, the Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) set up an establishment board to create a structure to provide Catholic tertiary education in New Zealand. They appointed Sir Brian Roche to be the chair. He is a former senior partner of PWC New Zealand and has been chief executive of the New Zealand Post Group. The Board members Read more

Briefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woes Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018
hato petera

A briefing prepared by the ministry for Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has highlighted some of the severe financial pressures facing Hato Petera College. Only $1,600 of its $200,000 operations grant was being spent on delivering the curriculum. 81 percent of the operations grant is spent on non-teaching personnel. The three office personnel consume 53 Read more

Just one student left at Hato Petera College Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018
hato petera

Hato Petera College in Auckland now has just one student on its roll. The roll has declined from 210 in 1995 and the Education Review Office had expressed concerns about the school’s performance. Earlier this year, Lex Hamill was appointed as a commissioner to take over the governance of the college. Hamill said there is Read more

Alan Grey RIP: Businessman, rugby enthusiast and philanthropist Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Hundreds gathered in Apia on the Wednesday before Easter for the funeral of prominent businessman and philanthropist La’auli Alan Grey in what’s been described as a who’s who of Samoan society. His funeral Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mulivai. Grey was the unassuming but astute businessman who took the legendary Aggie Read more