Posts Tagged ‘Catholic schools’

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

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

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

Catholic school removes alienating statues of Our Lady, Jesus

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A Catholic school in California has removed statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ because they could be alienating to non-Catholic students. Removing the statues will make thew school more inclusive, the school says. Read more Related Posts:Statues of California saint need to be movedSt. Junipero Serra statue torn down in San Francisco ParkNew Read more

Porirua City awards Holy Family School volunteer for outstanding service

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Annabell Malaulau, a teacher at Holy Family School in Porirua, is one of a number of volunteers who have been recognised for their outstanding service to the people of Porirua City. Porirua Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford presented them with Civic Awards at Pātaka in June. “The Civic Awards are the city’s highest form of recognition to Read more

The baptism barrier to go from Irish Catholic schools

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The baptism barrier will be removed from the admission criteria to Irish Catholic schools according to plans announced by Ireland’s Minister for Education. Minority faiths like the Church of Ireland will be able to continue to select students on the basis of religion, however. Read more Related Posts:Synod to discuss reform and faith crisis in Read more

Australian Catholic schools funding blowup

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Australian Catholic schools are a not pleased with the way the extra $18.6 billion earmarked for all Aussie schools will be allocated. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the funding under the “Gonski 2.0” plan model last week. Under this model, he says government funding will be allocated on the sole basis of the needs of Read more

Catholic schools are beacons of diversity

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Catholic schools in England and Wales are “beacons of diversity” with one in three pupils registering in a recent census as not Catholic. The school rolls also have 21% more pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds compared to other schools. These insights follow a change in the annual Catholic Education Service Schools’ census. This year for Read more

Aussie principals refuse to distribute Church political letter

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Several principals of Catholic schools in Victoria won’t distribute a Catholic Education Commission letter that warns against voting for the Greens. The commission wrote to tens of thousands of Victorian parents at some 100 schools last week. The letter, from CEC chief executive Stephen Elder, claimed that the Greens’ education policies would result in less Read more

Victoria Catholic schools urge parents not to vote Greens

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Catholic schools in Victoria are urging parents not to vote for the Greens in Australia’s federal election on July 2. Anti-Greens flyers have been attached to Catholic school newsletters across the state. The campaign is targeting school communities in marginal seats, electorates where members are retiring or where the Greens have a strong winning chance. Read more

Irish Catholic schools urged to ban Amnesty International

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Catholic schools in Ireland are under pressure to ban Amnesty International speakers, because of that group’s support for liberalising abortion law. Amnesty has been a public supporter of repealing the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which puts “right to life of the unborn” on an equal footing with the right to life of the Read more