Posts Tagged ‘Catholic schools’

Diocese launches virtual school Comments 0

Monday, August 17th, 2020

The US Diocese of Arlington is launching an virtual school for families who want a Catholic education but are worried about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The online-only St. Isidore of Seville Virtual School – named after the patron saint of the internet – aims to be fully operational on 8 September. It will teach the 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

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

Quarantine taught me the value of an in-person Catholic school Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

My children’s parochial school is about as low-tech as it is presently possible for an institution to be. That has actually been a good thing in an era of “distance learning.” It was obvious from the start of the coronavirus pandemic that the students could not be expected to attend a battery of Zoom classes Read more

Scott Morrison threatens funding for independent and Catholic schools Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Scott Morrison has used the threat of withdrawing independent and Catholic schools’ recurrent funding to enlist their support in keeping non-government schools open during the Covid-19 crisis. After Morrison’s discussions with both sectors on Wednesday, the Association of Independent Schools New South Wales has written to its members backing his position to keep schools open Read more

A new Catholic primary school for the Bay of Plenty Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Pāpāmoa is going to get new multi-million dollar Catholic primary school. The Suzanne Aubert Catholic School is expected to open at the beginning of Term 1, 2021. The news was confirmed by the Ministry of Education last Thursday. The school, owned by the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, is expected to start with a maximum roll Read more

Why are Catholic schools firing gay teachers — and how can one refuse? Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019

A pair of schools in Indiana drew national attention to the Catholic Church’s attempts to grapple with LGBTQ relationships this month, highlighting the church’s complex position in a country increasingly welcoming to different sexual identities. The controversy began when it was revealed that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis would strip Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School of its status Read more

Catholic Education Convention engages educators Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Last week Catholic educators, bishops, priests, school trustees and others took part in seminars, workshops, tours and exhibitions at an education convention at the TSB Arena on Wellington’s waterfront. Almost all Catholic schools were represented at the convention. Topics discussed included: Mana Whenua Mana Tāngata Working with Pasifika children and families The changing landscape of Read more

Australia’s Federal Labor party pledge promises Catholic schools extra funds Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Australia’s Federal Labor party has pledged to restore $250m of funding to the country’s Catholic schools. Bill Shorten, who is the party’s federal parliamentary leader, has promised the Catholic Bishops’ Conference chairman, Bishop Denis Hart, to “arbitrarily” give Catholic schools the $250m in the first two years of government. Shorten also pledged billions more to Read more

Hamilton tries for new Catholic school at Rototuna Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Hamilton Diocese has applied to the Ministry of Education to build a new state-integrated school on a 3-hectare block the church owns at Rototuna. The Diocese is keen to construct a new year 1-to-8 Catholic primary school. The government denied it permission in 2015. The Diocese will contribute at least 15 per cent of the Read more