Posts Tagged ‘Good Shepherd College’

Catholic Theological College – Te Kupenga open

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Catholic Theological College

History shows the future as staff and students at New Zealand’s Catholic Theological College – Te Kupenga, recently found their way to their new tertiary campus in Auckland. The century-old St Colomba Centre at 40 Vermont St, with its high ceilings and timber floors, once a Marist Brothers primary school full of rich history is Read more

Kiwi lecturer takes on US philosopher

Monday, September 7th, 2020

In 2006, lecturer in philosophy at Te Kupenga – Catholic Theological College Fr John Owens, SM, set about reading everything he could about American philosopher Richard Rorty. The Kiwi academic ended up publishing a book in 2019. The book, “Rorty, Religion and Metaphysics” was launched on August 5, at the Catholic Theological College on Ponsonby Read more

Two become one: Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
te kupenga

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference president Bishop Patrick Dunn has announced the name of a new New Zealand Catholic tertiary institute. On January 1, The Catholic Institute and Good Shepherd College will merge to become Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute. The name has been chosen by the country’s bishops after careful thought and Read more

Good Shepherd College has final graduation

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Dr Tony Lanigan told graduates, college staff and guests at the St Columba Centre on June 7 that this was the last such ceremony for GSC because the New Zealand bishops plan to merge the college and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand into a “single provider body”. Read more in NZCatholic

Catholic tertiary institutes to merge

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Tertiary Institutes

New Zealand Catholic has reported that a single provider for Catholic tertiary education is expected to be fully in place for the 2020 academic year. The Society of Mary has agreed to relinquish co-ownership and governance of Good Shepherd College (GSC). In a letter to the staff of the merging institutions, establishment board chair Sir Brian Roche said the Provincial Council of the Read more

Catholic Institute NZ appoints acting academic dean

Monday, September 24th, 2018
Catholic Institute

The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Zachariah Duke. He will join the team on 1 October taking on the roles of Lecturer in Theology and as a Research Fellow with The Nathaniel Centre – the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. Zachariah has held several senior Read more

Catholic tertiary education establishment board begins work

Monday, April 16th, 2018
tertiary education

Last year, the Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) set up an establishment board to create a structure to provide Catholic tertiary education in New Zealand. They appointed Sir Brian Roche to be the chair. He is a former senior partner of PWC New Zealand and has been chief executive of the New Zealand Post Group. The Board members Read more

Ordination celebration – three new priests in Christchurch

Monday, July 10th, 2017

St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Christchurch was packed with around 800 people to celebrate and witness Graeme Blackburn, Alister Castillo and Huynh Tran’s ordinations on Saturday 1 July. All three were ordained as diocesan priests for the Christchurch diocese, where they have been working as deacons. Supporters witnessing their priestly promises of obedience and service of Read more

Acting Principal appointed for Good Shepherd College

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
acting principal

The Good Shepherd College Trust Board has the appointed of Fr Mervyn Duffy as acting principal from January 2017. Duffy is appointed for a brief period while a review of the structure of the College is undertaken. During this review the College will continue to operate as usual. Currently a lecturer in systematic theology and dean of Read more

Rocío Figueroa to join faculty at Good Shepherd Theological College

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Rocío Figueroa has been appointed as a lecturer in Systematic Theology at Good Shepherd. She will begin lecturing at the beginning of 2017 Rocío, a Peruvian married to a New Zealander, holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology with a specialisation in Christology from the Gregorian University. She lectured in Spiritual Theology for five years at Read more