Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Calls for Catholic schools to be abolished to tackle Glasgow sectarianism Comments 0

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A former top cop has claimed Catholic schools should be abolished to help tackle sectarianism on the streets of Glasgow. Tom Wood a former Deputy Chief Constable, has questioned whether religious segregation in schools remains acceptable, and urged authorities to address root causes of the divide. Last week the council decided to ban six Loyalist Read more

A new chapel for St Bede’s College Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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A new chapel at St Bede’s College in Christchurch was consecrated and opened last Thursday. Bishop Paul Martin presided at the ceremony and preached. Those attending included emeritus bishop Basil Meeking, David Kennerley, the New Zealand leader of the Society of Mary, former Rector of St Bede’s, Des Darby, twenty-five priests, many of whom were Read more

Hato Pāora College students learn science through the use of Māori legends Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Massey University’s Pūhoro science, technology, engineering and maths academy a help young Māori minds session for more than 150 teenagers at IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute (IPU) last Friday. Students from Hato Pāora College took part in a programme. The photograph above shows Hato Pāora College students trying to build a hydraulic arm powered by Read more

School broke law when declining to enrol autistic boy Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Sacred Heart College declined a place for an autistic boy. Initially, it cited “high numbers of applicants”. Later it changed its explanation and said the boy wasn’t offered a place because he was not Catholic enough. Read more     Related Posts:Priest numbers decline for first time in decadeFor goodness sakeGiant ten commandments monument donated Read more

Ombudsman critical of the way college handled bullying complaint Comments 0

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

The Chief Ombudsman has criticised Sacred Heart College in Auckland over the way it dealt with a bullying complaint. Peter Boshier said the school had “failed to ensure the student was safe.” He called the Board of Trustees’ response to the complaint Siobhan Harvey made about the bullying of her son “unreasonable”. Boshier recommended the Read more

Three Catholic schools leave church for state Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The Catholic church has given up its patronage of three Irish rural schools to save them from closure. They are the first schools to abandon their Catholic ethos and become multi-denominational state-run schools. Many of the children at the tiny schools come from non-religious homes or are not Catholic. One effect of the change is Read more

Father Felix Donnelly: commentator on human sexuality Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Father Felix Donnelly died in Auckland on Monday 26 August. He was Director of Religious Education for the Auckland Diocese 1962-1971. For 20 years Donnelly was a talkback host on Radio Pacific. Donnelly was a controversial commentator on issues in relation to human sexuality. His views were often seen to be in conflict with the Read more

Educationalist, mathematician and priest Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Father John O’Neill died in Wellington on Wednesday, August 28. He made a significant contribution to education in New Zealand not just in Catholic Schools, but nationally. O’Neill was a teacher at St Patrick’s College in Wellington from 1953 until 1981. In 1960 he took a break from teaching to attend Cambridge University, returning to Read more

Kavanagh College classmates welcome home world champion swimmer Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

A 15-year-old student from Kavanagh College arrived home from Budapest on Wednesday and was greeted by Kavanagh College classmates at Dunedin Airport. New world junior champion swimmer,  Erika Fairweather had been surprised by the welcome home, which was ”super cool” Read more Related Posts:Calls for name change at Kavanagh College2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICEMarian College to Read more

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