Posts Tagged ‘Catholic eduction’

Former head girl Nicola Young remembers Erskine College Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Former head girl of Wellington’s Erskine College, Nicola Young, finds the memories of an extraordinary education and strange rituals come flooding back as she revisits the old chapel and school rooms which have lain empty for years. Read more  Related Posts:Erskine College tumbles to make way for town housesDux shows extraordinary drive to succeedHato Pāora Read more

Hipkins puts off decision on future of Hato Pētera College Comments 0

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The minister of education Chris Hipkins paid a visit to Hato Petera Colleg on Thursday. After meeting more than 40 members of the school community Hipkins told media he wanted to hear from the community and former students before he made his decision. “It won’t be a matter of months. I do want to get something sooner Read more

TCI offers course in leadership and Catholic culture Comments 0

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI) will be teaching a paper from the Australian Catholic University’s four paper Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture (GCLCC) next year. The graduate certificate programme is aimed at developing leadership capabilities for people who work, or wish to work, in Catholic organisations. The paper being presented Read more

Queen’s Service Medal for a lifetime of bowls and teaching Comments 0

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

It’s not just her bowling prowess that has led her receiving the Queen’s Service Medal. Ann Muir’s 45-year career as a teacher at Kamo Intermediate, St Joseph’s School and Pompallier Catholic College has endeared her to the community. “I just love being with the kids and helping them to learn and succeed,” Miss Muir said. Read more

Split Enz bass player helps his old school establish School of Imagination Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Mike Chunn, the original bass player in Split Enz, and an alumnus of Sacred Heart College, has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the School of Imagination at the college. He was present at the recent official opening of a digital recording studio will allow the teaching of NCEA Level 3 Read more

New school hall rises in place of burned down church Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

St Philomena’s church which was burned down in 2014 has been replaced with a new school hall form St Pius X primary school. The new Philomena Hall was built over the last four months and can hold around 300 people. Principal Anna Wormald said the school was lucky to have the facility available, after three Read more

Taupo school hosts language teacher from China Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

“The approach to education is very different in New Zealand to that in China but kids here were lovely,” says Han Yu. “In China children in primary schools sit quietly and the teacher tells them everything but over here a teacher is just a facilitator of their learning so it is very different,” she said. Read more

Rosmini students mentoring younger kids worldwide Comments 1

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Since 2012 Rosmini College students have been mentoring younger students in roughly 40 classrooms across 10 countries. They have provided a weekly video lesson across New Zealand and 23 classrooms overseas. The Year 12 students have led 8-10 minutes lessons to some of these schools for more than four years. The Over the Back fence Read more

Monte Cecilia School on the move Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

A school has been on the site adjacent to the historic Pah Homestead for more than 100 years. Now Monte Cecilia school is moving a new site 2 kilometres away. Auckland Council purchased the current site from the Catholic Diocese in 2010. The site will be added to Monte Cecilia Park The new school is located Read more

Litterless lunch at Stella Maris Primary School Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A worm farm, pigs and determined pupils are making a difference at Stella Maris Catholic Primary School. In an effort to reduce the Silverdale school’s waste, a Litterless Lunch Wednesday scheme was dreamed up by pupils. Every Wednesday students pack their lunchboxes with compostable foods and reusable packaging. Any leftover waste goes to the school’s Read more