Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO)’

Low attendance at NZ Catholic schools a pressing concern

Thursday, July 13th, 2023
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“The ongoing issue of low attendance in NZ Catholic schools is a pressing concern” says Dr Kevin Shore, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO). “Student success is vital. It opens doors to life’s best opportunities and allows school graduates to contribute positively to society,” Shore told CathNews. Acknowledging that the factors Read more

Class size reductions possibly costly for little gain

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

How the decision to reduce class sizes from will impact state-integrated schools is currently unknown, says Catholic Education Office CEO, Kevin Shore, (pictured). On April 17, The Minister of Education Jan Tinetti announced class ratios in Years 4 to 8 will be reduced from 1 teacher to 29 students to 1 teacher to 28 students. Read more

Low decile Catholic schools may lose in new Gov’t funding scheme

Thursday, September 29th, 2022
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A new Government funding scheme looks set to make schools in “low-decile” areas worse off, a New Zealand Herald article says. Those in South Auckland look to be particularly affected by the new equity index, especially those with Pasifika students, it claims. Māngere’s De La Salle College, for instance, is reportedly likely to lose about Read more

Government’s School Equity Index more nuanced

Monday, June 13th, 2022

New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) chief executive Kevin Shore says the government’s new equity index (EQI) is a more scientific and nuanced method of identifying students at most risk and estimates the extent to which students face socio-economic barriers to achievement at school. The EQI replaces the controversial decile system of funding schools. “The Read more

Court delays hearing over state-integrated schools funding inequity

Monday, March 15th, 2021

A court hearing over state-integrated schools being left out of a $396-million funding package for upgrading state school properties has been delayed for several weeks, reports NZ Catholic. The funding package was announced in late 2019 but applied only to state schools. Last year, state-integrated schools’ proprietors filed papers in the High Court seeking a Read more