Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Fourth fire in five years damages school in New Caledonia Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A fire has destroyed two buildings at Père Guéneau Vocational High School at Bourail in New Caledonia just one week after the beginning of the school year. It is the fourth fire at the Catholic school in the past five years. The police are investigating the cause of the fire – arson is suspected. One Read more

Rebuild Tonga’s Catholic primary schools Comments 0

Monday, February 26th, 2018
Cardinal Mafi - restore Tonga's Catholic primary schools

Tonga’s Cardinal Mafi wants to rebuild the island’s Catholic primary school system. He says reviving the system would require a lot of money. The church is not financially prepared for the task. August last year marked 150 years since Fr Lamaze established St Stanislaus College and a primary school at ‘Ahopanilolo in 1865. From 1865 Read more

New curriculum document for religious education Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Religious education teachers in Catholic primary schools have a new curriculum document to guide their teaching. The guide supports teaching the mandated New Zealand Religious Education Curriculum in today’s school setting. The new document, published by the National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) is designed to be a practical way of teaching a 20 year old Read more

Charlie Randle – 77 and still on his bike to help children in Vanuatu Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

77-year-old Br Charles ‘Charlie’ Randle is planning a bike ride of 500+ kilometres as part of his recovery programme after having a second knee replacement. His bike trip will also be raising money for the education of kindergarten children in two communities in Vanuatu. The Society of Mary looks after primary schools in the communities Read more

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
course for school teachers

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