Posts Tagged ‘Marist Brothers’

Former Marist brother who was top educator dies in Samoa

Friday, March 18th, 2016

A former Marist Brother who was hailed as an outstanding educator in Samoa has died. Patrick Buckley, known in his early days as Br Fintan, died in Samoa in early March. Mr Buckley’s career saw him teaching primary, secondary and tertiary students in New Zealand and Samoa. He had a reputation as an innovative educator Read more

Marist Brothers opt for the margins

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The Marist  Brothers in Australia, Melanesia and the Pacific are heeding a call for their ministry to spread to people on the margins of society. The Brothers’ Melanesia district covers Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Bougainville, and the Pacific district includes New Zealand, Samoa and Kiribati. Almost 50 Brothers attended a gathering at Read more

Marist Brother new principal of Marist Brothers High School

Friday, December 18th, 2015

A Marist Brother will, after a long spell, again be principal of the of Marist Brothers High School in Suva Fiji New Zealand Brother Terry Costello is heading to Suva take up the role of principal of the school in the new year. FijiSunOnline says, “Whisper is this follows concern that the special Marist character Read more

St Joseph’s Alafua has a new Principal

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Brother David Lavin has been appointed as the incoming principal to St. Joseph’s College at Alafua in Samoa. Lavin is a member of the Marist Brothers (FMS). He replaces Brother Siaosi Ioane. Lavin has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, English and history from the University of Auckland, a master’s degree in religious education from the Australian Read more

Samoa’s Marist Sports Club – birthplace of champions

Friday, September 18th, 2015

This week the Marist Sports Club in Apia is celebrating its 45th anniversary. The Club came into existence when the two Marist clubs, namely Marist Rugby Club and St Joseph’s Rugby Club, decided to merge in 1970. Following its merger, the Club has contributed to the development of rugby in Sāmoa through the many players Read more

Auckland’s St Paul’s College sells surplus land

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

A 1700 sq m plot of bare land that borders St Paul’s College is being sold by the Marist Brothers’ Trust Board. The land is being subdivided from the school and is therefore yet to be assigned a capital valuation. Ponsonby is one of the Auckland’s most sought-after post codes. There were 14 residential sales in Read more

Review of Catholic Education underway in American Samoa

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Marist Brothers Donald Texeiria and Kevin O’Malley are in American Samoa to conduct an assessment of the local Catholic school system. The review includes classrooms, campus grounds, and the curriculum. They have been asked to undertake this review by the Bishop of Pago Pago, Peter Brown. Both of the Brothers have a long association with Catholic Read more

Aussie abuse payouts in doubt after church insurance query

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Questions are being raised over payments to some Australian abuse victims after a religious order sought how to keep information from an insurer. Catholic Church insurer CCI won’t say whether it will try to recover A$9million of payments to abuse victims on behalf of the Marist Brothers. The payments were made to victims of two brothers, Read more

Wanted paedophile Aussie brother was US school head

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A religious order flew a paedophile out of Australia and he worked as a headmaster in another country, while wanted by police, a royal commission has heard. Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse is holding hearings in Canberra. It has heard about failures by the Marist Brothers to act on repeated Read more

Marist Primary School Suva – 125 years of multi-racial education

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Marist Primary School, Suva Fiji, began celebrating its 125th anniversary last Thursday with a commemoration of children’s day. The theme for the three-day celebration is ‘125 years of multiracial education. The school’s 607 students made the most of their day off from classes, with a formal celebration in which they were addressed by former scholars Read more