Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

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
Sister Patrick's

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

St Theresa’s school is signing away Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
St Theresa's

St Theresa’s School in Plimmerton is the focus of a new short documentary by Van Asch Deaf Education Centre. The Making of a NZSL School follows Andre, who began as a new entrant at the school in 2016. The film shows his, his classmates’, teachers’ and the wider school community’s journey in learning New Zealand Read more

Vatican asks Catholic Schools to humanise education Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Vatican is asking Catholic schools and universities to take the lead in pioneering education networks which value both individual identity and talent and help students see how their own gifts can contribute to the common good. Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, released a key document at a press conference Read more

St Michael’s Catholic School received $2000 for art education Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In Rotorua, almost $27K has been available for local arts initiatives St Michael’s Catholic School received $2000 in funding in February and has recently completed its project. Continue reading   [You need to scroll down] Related Posts:State regulations deny Catholic girl a Catholic educationHamilton tries for new Catholic school at RototunaLeaked Aussie education funding reveals money-go-roundI’m Read more

What are schools teaching about sex and sexuality? Comments 1

Monday, September 11th, 2017

St Patrick’s College Wellington was one of four schools Stuff journalist Rachael Thomas asked recently how they teach sex and sexuality. The Rector of St Patrick’s, Neal Swindells, told her the Catholic perspective still plays a huge part. However, he believes that creating a sense of guilt was ” the worst thing the Catholic church did in Read more

Top international referee controls under-15s friendly at St Peter’s Auckland Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Referee Nigel Owens, who is in New Zealand to officiate the second Bledisloe Cup test in Dunedin, took to the turf at St Peter’s College in Auckland on Wednesday to officiate a friendly under-15’s match between St Peter’s College and a Japanese touring side. Owens has refereed many big rugby matches over the years, including the Rugby World Cup Read more

St Patrick’s College science stars shine at awards Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A year 13 student and a recent old boy of St Patrick’s College Wellington have each earned scholarships after competing in the Wellington Regional Eureka Awards. Year 13 student Xavier English gave a 6 minute speech about the use of virtual reality for training in health and safety situations. “It’s the next platform and will create lots Read more