Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

School boy pops the question many would like to ask Mr English Comments 0

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

“What exactly is your job?” That is the question The 11-year-old Sada Taual​ai asked the Prime Minister Bill English last Friday. “I’m the leader of the government and we do all sorts of things from locking up criminals to paying for the school,” he told Sada who ticked the question on his clipboard, nodded, then Read more

Caritas Challenge – helping young people make a difference Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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St Joseph’s School Feilding is taking on the Caritas Challenge for the first time. The whole school of 135 students will be taking part in the activities on Friday. The senior class is staying overnight to complete the 24 hours through to Saturday morning. “We hope that the students will learn to appreciate the very Read more

Marist Brothers celebrate 200th anniversary Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017
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On Saturday Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the 200th anniversary of the Marist Brothers. They were founded in France by St Marcellin Champagnat in 1817. Marist brothers accompanied Bishop Pompallier when he began his mission in the South West Pacific in 1838. In 1876 a community Read more

Marist College preparing students for the digital age Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Marist College, a girls’ Catholic secondary school in Mt Albert, endeavours to equip its students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the digital age. It wants the students to have the confidence to select the areas in which their interests lie; and with the skills required to take their learning further Read more

St Mary’s College 7’s rugby champs – with a little help from coach’s mate Ardie Savea Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Tuga Mativa and his mate All Black Ardie Savea have put St Mary’s College in Wellington on the world rugby map. St Mary’s College Sevens team was first formed less than two years ago. In 2016 the girls won every tournament they entered and are the current National Secondary School Champions. Now, in April, they hope Read more

US Peace Corps 50 years in Samoa – Catholic schools among the beneficiaries Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Catholic schools are among the many organisations in Samoa that have been enriched by the work done by the United States Peace Corps. The Government of Samoa first invited Peace Corps to Samoa in 1967 In the 50 years since that time, over 2000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Samoa They have helped build Read more

Gerald Scanlan appointed director of Catholic Institute Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Mr Gerald Scanlan has been appointed Director of New Zealand’s Catholic Institute. (TCI) Scanlan will take over from Professor Anne Tuohy. He will begin as on Wednesday 15 March. Tuohy notified the Council of TCI last year of her desire to step away from the operational leadership role. The appointment will allow her to focus Read more

Carmel College remembers Tania Dalton Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Tania Dalton attended and later taught as a relief teacher at Carmel College on Auckland’s North Shore. Dalton, a former Silver Fern Netball player, died on Wednesday after suffering a ruptured internal carotid artery aneurysm. She ran netball clinics in the school gym and was heavily involved in the school as a parent. In 1989, Read more

Education in PNG – Church demands clarification regarding school fees Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Inadequate funding for day to day management of Catholic Agency schools was been brought to the attention of the Government last year says Papua New Guinea’s National Catholic Education Board chairman Fr Paul Jennings. “These facts were pointed out to the Prime Minister, Education Minister and Education secretary in a letter from the Catholic Bishops Read more

Francis Douglas turns off Wi-fi during breaks in hope students will interact Comments 0

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth has started turning off its wi-fi internet network during breaks to encourage students to talk and play with each other. School principal Martin Chamberlain said he wasn’t banning phones, but he was limiting their use. Wanting to see more students out playing in the sunshine is the reason Read more