Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Auckland school well placed to help people struggling post-COVID-19 Comments 0

Monday, May 11th, 2020
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An Auckland boarding school for boys says it is well placed to assist post-COVID-19 when some people to find themselves struggling financially. All students at Dilworth – currently 575 in total – receive a fully-funded scholarship, worth about $35,000 a year. The costs of the school are covered by the Dilworth charitable trust, which is Read more

Gender diversity lessons should be stopped Comments 0

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Gender diversity lessons aren’t appropriate and should be stopped, a primary teacher has told a parliamentary select committee. It is the “stuff of nightmares” Waitakiri Primary School teacher Helen Houghton told the committee. “I believe our professional integrity comes under threat when we are required to teach ideology that many in our parent communities, as Read more

Five reasons John Henry Newman is a saint for our times Comments 0

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

When people today hear that John Henry Newman is being named a saint, the first question that likely comes to mind is: What can I take away from the example of a 19th-century priest and intellectual? Not only did he live in a very different time, but his day-to-day existence was quite different from what Read more

Less time at funerals – more time at school Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Pika Purotu and her priest, the Reverend Fakaofo Kaio of the Onehunga Cooperating Parish, are campaigning for children to spend less time attending funerals and more time attending school. They say children should spend a maximum of three days at a funeral – and only if the deceased is a member of their immediate family. Read more

The New Zealand Wars and the school curriculum Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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The New Zealand Wars (1845–72) had a decisive influence over the course of the nation’s history. Yet Pākehā have not always cared to remember them in anything approaching a robust manner, engaging at different times either in elaborate myth-making that painted the wars as chivalrous and noble or, when that was no longer tenable, actively choosing to ignore them Read more

The urgent need for a moral values centred education Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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While many New Zealand and Asia Pacific children, teens and adults fortunate enough to have access to formal education are hard at work studying such subjects as science, math and the arts, the most important lessons to be seriously taught and hopefully absorbed – moral values – are being given little attention in most educational settings. Read more

Families don’t appreciate teachers, Pope says Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Today families don’t appreciate teachers, Pope Francis told a parents’ organisation that supports education as both a scholastic and social effort. He said the relationship between education and the family is declining. “The educational pact is declining. The family no longer appreciates the work of teachers as they did at one time,” Francis says. “To Read more

Catholic school blessed after murder Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Rotorua’s St Michael’s Catholic School was blessed, Sunday, by Fr Eamon Kennedy, principal Kristina Crouch posted on Facebook. “This blessing ensured that our school was prepared properly for the safe arrival of our tamariki and their whānau,” she wrote. Crouch said pupils and parents were given the opportunity to come together with staff and the board Read more

New Zealand aid to Pacific unveiled at Forum Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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At the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, New Zealand announced aid packages to assist Pacific Island Nations. Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern announced a $9 million package to make it easier for Pacific students to access education. Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced $10 million over three years to enhance free-to-air Pasifika TV service. Education “This initiative will Read more

Teaching migrants in Ranong has changed the way Laura sees life Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Aucklander Laura McLellan says her experience working as a teacher Ranong, South Thailand, has had an immense impact on the way she sees her world and the people in it. Laura is working with a Marist community teaching English and social studies within the Burmese migrant community. She was a volunteer in the Marist Youth Read more