Posts Tagged ‘Catholic schools’

Grammar v Kings is the wrong debate

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Trying to choose a high school in Auckland for your kids? Last month the Herald asked: should you buy a house in the Grammar zone or live somewhere else and send your kids to private schools? That story was mostly a comparison of private school fees and property prices. But in my view “Grammar or Read more

Catholic schools in England, Wales take in 50 percent more deprived students

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Newly released data shows that Catholic schools in England and Wales take in 50 percent more pupils from the most deprived backgrounds than state schools. The Catholic Education Service (CES) says just under a fifth of all pupils in Catholic statutory education meets the highest national deprivation criteria, compared to a 12.8 percent England average. Read more

Catholic education saves taxpayers billions

Monday, March 18th, 2024

A groundbreaking study has confirmed the immense financial benefits of parental school choice in Australia. Non-government schools save taxpayers at least $4.59 billion annually in recurrent funding costs. The research from Catholic Schools NSW, published March 14, reveals that if all schools received their full government funding entitlement, the yearly recurrent savings provided by non-government Read more

The Religious Education classroom in a secular world?

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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The environment in which Religious Education is taught in Catholic schools in Australia today has changed dramatically over the last sixty years. Culturally, this reflects the significant changes in society globally and the impact of religious affiliation locally. Gone is much of the tribalism, homogeneity and compliance that so identified the Catholic faithful pre-Vatican II Read more

Catholic schools – the Church’s future

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
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Catholic schools are the jewel in the crown of the church in Australia. While parishes continue to decline, the school sector is often booming. The contrast between ageing congregations and young students is stark. Equally striking is the contrast between relatively youthful school staff and ageing church leaders. Twelve months ago, with the Plenary Council Read more

New podcast brings faith to students

Monday, May 1st, 2023

A new podcast is helping deliver Religious Education (RE) to Catholic schools in Sydney. Called RE Search, the podcast explores key areas in the primary and secondary curriculum in ways that are readily accessible to all students – whatever their faith background. Sydney’s Archdiocese in partnership with Sydney Catholic Schools is behind the new approach. Read more

More international accolades for NZ bishops’ trailblazing sexual diversity doc

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
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Accolades continue for the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ trailblazing document on sexual diversity. The latest comes from David Palmieri of Outreach, a US LGBTQ Catholic resource. “Aroha and Diversity in Catholic Schools, manifests the love of Jesus Christ in its courage to seek “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” for LGBTQ children in Catholic schools and colleges” Read more

Catholic school pupils leave school better qualified

Monday, August 29th, 2022

A higher proportion of private and Catholic school pupils leave school with NCEA level 3 than other New Zealand schools, a researcher says. Last week, educator Alwyn Poole discussed his research with Peter Williams on Taxpayer Talk, a podcast for the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Poole is a well-known figure in the New Zealand education Read more

Dialogue with the local community a key to Catholic school

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Dialoguing with the local community while protecting and promoting the Catholic school’s identity are vital components of the modern Catholic school. The instruction comes in a new document about Catholic schools from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education. “The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue” focuses on the schools’ obligations to Read more

Woke Catholic schools offer poison in place of the Gospel

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
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A simmering cultural revolution is approaching its boiling point. This can bring a certain clarity and resolve as more people grasp what is happening. The stories of woke toxicity coming out of elite secular prep schools follow similar patterns: a top-down implementation of extreme “antiracism” and gender ideology in the curriculum, progressive parents speaking out Read more