Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

Ethnic makeup in Catholic schools changing Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Last year was the first year that non-European/Pākehā students made up more than half the number of students in Catholic schools in New Zealand.  Using Ministry of Education school roll data as of July, the New Zealand Catholic Education Office reported that students of European/Pākehā ethnicity made up 49.9 per cent of those attending Catholic schools in 2018. The next largest group was Pasifika Read more

Catholics should head Catholic schools Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Catholics should lead catholic schools, the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji says. Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva wrote to the education minister about consulting Catholic schools management regarding the appointment of principals to Catholic schools after the principals of two Catholic high schools were replaced by non-Catholics. Schools are run by various religions Read more

66,888 students in Catholic schools in New Zealand Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The number of Catholic school students in New Zealand continues to hold steady. There are about 160 additional students comparing 2017 to 2018. This represents a less than 0.1% decline in the total share of students in New Zealand. This is the first year that non-European/Pākeha students represent over half of students in Catholic schools. Read more

Catholic school guidance on gender diversity Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The National Centre for Religious Studies is providing guidance to Catholic schools throughout New Zealand on gender complexity. The guidance, endorsed by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is for principals, boards of trustees, staff and whānau. It provides a point of reference in the support and accompaniment of children and young people who may Read more

St Bernard’s College students raising awareness of mental health Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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A group of Year 12 students from Lower Hutt’s St Bernard’s College are spreading only good vibes with their Posi Vibes business. Set up at the start of the school year, five students decided to sell wristbands to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. John Balao, 17, Andrew Hislop, 16, Sam McCloy, Read more

Revisiting the 20-year-old secondary school RE curriculum Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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The New Zealand National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) is providing secondary religious education teachers with a new curriculum guide. The Secondary RE Bridging Document (SREBD) Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom – is intended to provide some common ground while a formal longer process of preparing a new year 1 – 13 RE Read more

St John’s College celebrates school leader Thomas Watene Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Thomas Watene’s school achievements are so impressive that when St John’s College held its senior prize-giving, a table was set aside just for his awards. The 18-year-old picked up nine accolades in total – including 2018 dux, top Māori scholar, and five subject awards. Continue reading Related Posts:Different dance styles show cultural diversity in…Two Church Read more

Cullinane College redevelopment completed Comments 0

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Students, staff and local kaumatua gathered at Cullinane College in Whanganui last Friday for the opening ceremony of their new teaching and health services block. The buildings were officially opened by Gerrard Albert and John Maihi with a dawn service at 5am, followed by Bishop Charles Drennan’s blessing at 9.30am. The new block contains a Read more

Hipkins says state integrated schools play important role Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Proprietors and principals of state integrated schools met with the Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins and Associate Minister Hon Jenny Salesa last Thursday. Salesa started the morning’s discussion by expressing the government’s commitment to working collaboratively with state integrated schools. Hipkins then talked about the significant funding challenges faced by the education sector. He Read more

Seven in hospital after butane canister exploded at De La Salle College Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

One person was seriously injured and seven others received minor injuries after a butane canister exploded during a barbecue at a De La Salle College in Māngere last Friday  Principal Myles Hogarty said the explosion took place at morning interval and “involved a portable gas cooker exploding while boys were running a sausage sizzle as Read more