Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Lower Hutt College to demolish quake-prone building Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Contractors began to demolish a four-storey block at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt on Monday. A seismic assessment conducted earlier this year found Mission House would not perform “satisfactorily” in a severe, locally-based earthquake. Before it was used for administration offices and classrooms, the building was the convent for the Sisters of Our Lady Read more

Archbishop Peter Loy Chong leads week-long course for school teachers Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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The Archdiocese of Suva conducted a theological course for school teachers at the Pacific Regional Seminary last week. The week-long course, co-ordinated and supported by officials of the Fiji Catholic Teachers Association, was led by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong. Topics covered in the course included: Introduction to Theology, Liturgy and Sacraments, Church Stages of Growth, Read more

St John’s College creates National Poverty Index in student exercise Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A foodbank situated 300m from St John’s College in Hastings is a relevant reminder of the effects of poverty on people and their families – and one that has spurred students to create the school’s own National Poverty Index. Year 9 and 10 students from the college spent about a term and a half exploring Read more

Dux shows extraordinary drive to succeed Comments 0

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Ian Alindada admits he was a problem child who questioned himself from a young age. Just 18 months ago the young Filipino immigrant was thrust into an alien environment, a Kiwi Catholic school, and it was a case of either sink or swim. Not long after enrolling in Masterton’s Chanel College during term two last year he scored one of the Read more

Fiji Government assures Corpus Christi College of ongoing support Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Education, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has assured the Corpus Christi College management of the Government’s continued financial support. This year, the college received a grant of close to $200,000. Sayed-Khaiyum spoke at the graduation ceremony for 31 students on Saturday. In his address, Sayed-Khaiyum expressed his appreciation for the education the Marist Read more

Dame Sister Pauline Engel – a life dedicated to education Comments 0

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Sister of Mercy Dame Pauline Engel died on 15 November at North Shore Hospital in Auckland. A vigil of remembrance was held at Carmel College Hall in Milford on Sunday, November 19th. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Joseph’s Church the next day. Engel was a teacher at Carmel College from 1965 to 1983. She Read more

First female principal for St Joseph’s College Alafua Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

For the first time St. Joseph’s Alafua, Samoa, has a female principal. Since it was founded in 1950 the principal has always been a Marist Brother. 44-year-old laywoman Susitina Maletino Levao replaces Br Bryan Stanaway, who resigned for medical reasons last year. A mother of one child, Ms Levao has a long history with the college Read more

Arrests made after Sacred Heart Girls’ College fire Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Two 19-year-old women have been arrested following the fire that tore through Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Hamilton on Friday night. The pair will appear in Hamilton District Court on Wednesday charged with arson. Fireworks were found at the scene of the fire on Saturday. Continue reading Read about the fire Related Posts:Abusive “safe” home’s Read more

Cullinane principal moving to St Peter’s Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

After 29 years working in education in Whanganui, Cullinane College principal Kevin Shore is moving to Palmerston North. Mr Shore has been appointed principal of St Peter’s College, a co-educational Catholic secondary school, and takes up the position in March. The student body of about 650 is twice the size of Cullinane College. Continue reading Read more

The last of Sister Patrick’s Golden Girls still in the saddle at 81 Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
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After 64 years working for many of the country’s influential leaders, Samoa’s longest-serving public servant is not looking to give up soon. Marie Margret Ripley’s deep and strong values are inspired by her influential teacher, Sister Patrick, who taught many of Samoa’s secretarial skills at St. Mary’s, Savalalo in the late 1950s. Sister Patrick belonged Read more