Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Education’

State-integrated schools give you best bangs for your bucks Comments 0

Monday, August 10th, 2020
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Parents who are saving up to get their child into a private school should be aware that state-integrated schools might give them better bangs for their bucks. This the conclusion policy analyst Joel Hernandez comes to in a report he prepared for The New Zealand Initiative. Many parents want their kids to go to private Read more

Auckland Catholic educator honoured Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Retired Auckland diocese vicar for education Linda McQuade has been honoured by Pope Francis, who made her a dame of the Order of St Gregory the Great for her more-than-40-year service in education. Continue reading in NZ Catholic. Related Posts:New Catholic secondary school likely for South AucklandKiwi-Filipino couple now papal knight and dameAuckland Diocese still Read more

Teaching maths, history and economics is ministry in a Catholic school Comments 0

Monday, July 13th, 2020

The question of religious schools’ right to hire and fire teachers has been decided by the US Supreme Court. The Court found in favor of two Catholic schools in California, ruling that a “ministerial exception” to government interference applies to teachers in religious schools. The justices ruled in a 7-2 decision that teachers at Catholic Read more

School sign says To Legalise is to Normalise Comments 0

Monday, July 13th, 2020

A digital sign displayed on a school board outside St Paul’s College in Ponsonby in Auckland reads: “To legalise is to normalise. Say no.” “Isn’t it illegal for a high school to push political opinions on students?” a Reddit user posted in the forum. According to Education Ministry guidance, boards of trustees as a state Read more

Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis Comments 0

Monday, July 6th, 2020

A Catholic secondary school principal is among community leaders who have signed up to a new alliance of people who will work to oppose any attempt to legalise cannabis in New Zealand. Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, is among those in Smart Approaches to Marijuana NZ (SAM-NZ), the formation of which Read more

Children are told to plan own funeral as homework Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020

A school has been forced to apologise after it told pupils to plan their own funeral as homework during the lockdown. Parents reacted angrily after they found out St Paul’s Catholic School in Leicester had assigned year eight pupils the morbid task. Read more Related Posts:First time school named after Suzanne AubertSt Mary’s College student Read more

COVID causes epidemic of school closures Comments 0

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

In what is being described as an epidemic of Catholic schools’ closures, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has hit Catholic education hard. To date, more than 100 US elementary and high schools have announced they are closing down. The Catholic schools’ closures are affecting parish schools and those run by religious orders. “It’s not a pretty Read more

Opt-in RE in Catholic schools opposed Comments 0

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Concerns from New Zealand’s Catholic education sector over the wording of a bill concerning religious instruction in state schools and how this might affect integrated schools were heard by a parliamentary select committee earlier this year. In a submission to the Education and Workforce Committee about the Education and Training Bill, former New Zealand Catholic Read more

First time school named after Suzanne Aubert Comments 0

Monday, June 15th, 2020

The Sisters of Compassion consider that having a school named after their foundress is an honour. Although other schools have named classrooms and class houses after the Venerable Suzanne Aubert, this is the first time a whole school has been so named. Sr Josephine Gorman, DOLC, told NZ Catholic the sisters “are happy knowing Suzanne Aubert’s Read more

Caritas announces competition winners Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic agency for justice and peace, is proud to announce the winners and finalists of the 2020 Kaitiaki2Share creative competition. Kaitiaki2Share encourages New Zealand students of all ages to consider how we can care for all creation, both people and the environment. Students were asked to send in a creative Read more