Posts Tagged ‘Catholic eduction’

Making family feeling supported the first priority for principal

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

The principal of a West Auckland school with a student hit by coronavirus said her priority was to make sure that the affected student and her family “feel completely supported by us.” Anna Swann, the principal of St Dominic’s Catholic College, is strongly urging people not to lay blame on those who are sick after Read more

Two become one: Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference president Bishop Patrick Dunn has announced the name of a new New Zealand Catholic tertiary institute. On January 1, The Catholic Institute and Good Shepherd College will merge to become Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute. The name has been chosen by the country’s bishops after careful thought and Read more

Former head girl Nicola Young remembers Erskine College

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 

Hipkins puts off decision on future of Hato Pētera College

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

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

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

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

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

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

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