Posts Tagged ‘Hato Petera College’

School angry boarding house used for homeless

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Members of the Hato Petera College community are angry the Catholic Diocese of Auckland has allowed their boarding hostel to be occupied by the homeless. The church closed the hostel to college students last year, and the Catholic Māori high school is still fighting to get its boarding facility back. Continue reading

Hato Petera: Minister’s decision not to close it disappoints Bishop Dunn

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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The Auckland diocese has announcing that from 2017 Hato Petera College will operate as a College for day students only. No hostel facilities will be available. The  Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, said he was disappointed by Minister of Education’s decision not to close the school. The a co-educational Year 9-13 state integrated school is Read more

New governance structure set in place for Hato Petera hostels

Friday, August 26th, 2016
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A new governance structure for the hostel of Hato Petera College, in Auckland was confirmed last Sunday at the inaugural general meeting of Hato Petera Society Incorporated. Executive members of the registered society who were elected were: Chairperson: Dr Sir Noble (Toby) Curtis. Deputy-chairperson: Frank Solomon. Secretary: Norman McKenzie. Treasurer: Janice Smith. Kaumatua and Kuia: Read more

Hato Petera College still viable says principal

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Hato Petera College is financially viable and academic rates are positive says principal John Matthews. He was speaking after the first of five consultation hui arranged to discuss the future of the College. Read more on Auckland Diocese website The school’s roll stands at 49. Last year 85 enrolled were enrolled. The roll stood at 148 Read more

Hato Petera College – Bishop Dunn initiates a consultation process

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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The bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, has announced a consultation process about the future of Hato Petera College. The Bishop said one of the options to be considered is the possible closure of the school. However he gave an assurance that the school will stay open for the rest of the year. Furthermore any decision Read more

Hato Petera: Incorporated Society replacing Trust needs operating licence

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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In February operation and boarding warrant of fitness licences for five of Hato Petera’s hostels were approved and signed off by the Ministry of Education. A new governing body now has been formed to operate the hostels. A Ministry of Education spokeswoman says any new entity formed to operate the hostels will now need to Read more

Accommodation to open, says Hato Petera’s trust board

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Hato Petera College’s governing body hopes the Auckland school’s accommodation facilities will be open this year, despite an earlier announcement of its closure. On 28 January Vice Chairman Rudy Taylor said the renovated boarding hostel was ready for the arrival of this year’s group of students. He’s proud of all those who have worked hard Read more

Hato Petera group claim they are fully constituted entity

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The group speaking on behalf of Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust Board claim they are a “fully constituted entity with responsibility for providing quality pastoral care for Maori students attending Hato Petera College.” They say they are disappointed that the Catholic Diocese of Auckland does not recognise their legality. “We absolutely reject this unfortunate Read more

Diocese surprised by the unauthorised Hato Petera media release

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland has expressed concern about the misinformation given to students of Hato Petera College and their whanau about the future of the school’s boarding hostels. The facilities are owned by the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, and it has confirmed that the boarding hostels will not be available in 2016. The diocese says it was surprised by a Read more

Off again on again Hato Petera saga

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

In a surprise move Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust has announced that its boarding facilities will continue to be available next year. A statement by Murray Painting has expressed optimism about the school’s future. News reports have been confused. Some have referred to Painting as the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Read more