Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Principals worried about ‘families gone missing’ as truancy numbers increase

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

The Attendance Service has investigated 16,771 new cases of serious truancy in the first half of this year. During the same period it resolved 12,726 cases – nearly half of them, because the child in question was found to be already enrolled in another school. The new cases included 9838 students who were removed from Read more

Catholic clergy’s unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Beyond bad apples

A new report, based on interviews with some 300 Catholic priests, nuns and laypeople concludes that clergy aren’t adequately prepared to wield the power they exercise and need more education on questions of sex and gender. The report, “Beyond Bad Apples: Understanding Clericalism as a Structural Problem & Cultivating Strategies for Change,” released Monday (Aug. Read more

Learning suffers as teachers struggle with Covid’s effects

Monday, August 8th, 2022
Learning suffering

Students are missing out and their learning is suffering in New Zealand schools; Covid and its after-effects are taking their toll. Students are leaving school without qualifications, says Kevin Shore, Catholic Education Office CEO. Catholic school principals tell him of former pupils working instead of coming to school. They’re helping with stressed family finances. Others Read more

Foundation principal for St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College

Thursday, July 7th, 2022

The Establishment Board of Trustees of St Ignatius of Loyola Catholic College in Drury, south of Auckland, has announced that Dean Wearmouth has been appointed as the foundation principal of the college. St Ignatius of Loyola College, a year 7-13 coeducational school, will open in Term 1, 2024, with a maximum of 340 Year 7-9 Read more

Girls education a challenge in post-Covid Asia

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
girls education

If girls education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24 Read more

Religion and education: Learnings from 3290 teenagers

Monday, March 21st, 2022
religion and education

American men are dropping out of college in alarming numbers. A slew of articles over the past year depict a generation of men who feel lost, detached and lacking in male role models. This sense of despair is especially acute among working-class men, fewer than one in five of whom completes college. Yet one group Read more

Church staff, volunteers and the education vaccine mandate

Monday, November 8th, 2021
The New York Times

The Ministry of Education has clarified who falls within the education sector’s vaccine mandate. On the list are those who work or volunteer in an organisation in the same campus or building as a school or early learning service. Churches and cafes are cited as examples. Staff at churches sharing a building or campus with Read more

Bad ideas ruined NZ’s once world-leading education system

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

There is a rot at the core of schooling in New Zealand. The Ministry of Education follows unscientific advice and is in thrall to a flawed philosophy. Education is awash with debates and dichotomies. Should schooling be about knowledge or personal discovery? Should teachers provide motivation for learning or nurture it intrinsically? Should schools provide Read more

Māori schools need more – will deliver ultimatum to ministry after delays to rebuild

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Te Rūnanga nui o ngā kura kaupapa says institutional racism is the cause of total immersion Māori schools being dropped down the list for repairs and rebuilds and they are fed up and calling on the Education Ministry to act. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Whānau Tahi, based in Christchurch, has been waiting more Read more

Schools told to let students choose their gender identities and names

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Schools have been told to let students choose their own gender identities and names. New relationships and sexuality education guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education say that schools must “uphold the human rights of all people.” “All people have the same rights and freedoms, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Read more