Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

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

Catholics should head Catholic schools Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Catholics should lead catholic schools, the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji says. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva wrote to the education minister about consulting Catholic schools management regarding the appointment of principals to Catholic schools after the principals of two Catholic high schools were replaced by non-Catholics. Schools are run by various religions Read more

66,888 students in Catholic schools in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The number of Catholic school students in New Zealand continues to hold steady. There are about 160 additional students comparing 2017 to 2018. This represents a less than 0.1% decline in the total share of students in New Zealand. This is the first year that non-European/Pākeha students represent over half of students in Catholic schools. Read more

Catholic school guidance on gender diversity Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018
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The National Centre for Religious Studies is providing guidance to Catholic schools throughout New Zealand on gender complexity. The guidance, endorsed by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is for principals, boards of trustees, staff and whānau. It provides a point of reference in the support and accompaniment of children and young people who may Read more

St Bernard’s College students raising awareness of mental health Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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A group of Year 12 students from Lower Hutt’s St Bernard’s College are spreading only good vibes with their Posi Vibes business. Set up at the start of the school year, five students decided to sell wristbands to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. John Balao, 17, Andrew Hislop, 16, Sam McCloy, Read more

Revisiting the 20-year-old secondary school RE curriculum Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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The New Zealand National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) is providing secondary religious education teachers with a new curriculum guide. The Secondary RE Bridging Document (SREBD) Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom – is intended to provide some common ground while a formal longer process of preparing a new year 1 – 13 RE Read more