Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic Education Office’

Nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Day Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

The Catholic community celebrated Catholic Schools Day 2016 on Monday 16 May. The theme of Catholic Schools Day 2016 is “Extending Horizons of Hope, Changing Lives” Chief Executive of Catholic Schools, Paul Ferris, said, ahead of the annual celebration, that there is much to celebrate. “A network of schools across the country of 66,000 students Read more

New CEO for Catholic Education Office Comments 0

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) has announced that that Paul Ferris is its new CEO. He replaces Brother Sir Patrick Lynch who announced his retirement last year. Ferris took up his position on February 1. He  has come from a strong background in school leadership in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Ferris was Read more

NZ Catholic Education Convention 2015 Comments 0

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The triennial NZ Catholic Education Convention, which brings together those involved in Catholic education in the broadest sense took place in Wellington this week. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops have been be in attendance throughout the convention which has been attended by teachers, principals, staff, Boards of Trustees, priests, advisors, adult educators and academics. This Read more

Govt money needed for earthquake prone Catholic schools Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Chief executive of the Catholic Education Office in New Zealand, Brother Sir Patrick Lynch, said his office has opened discussions with the Government about funding to assess and remediate earthquake prone Catholic schools. The Catholic Education Office is responsible for 340 schools throughout the country. The Minister of Building and Housing Nick Smith has proposed Read more

Brother Sir Patrick Lynch to step down as CEO Comments 0

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Brother Sir Patrick Lynch, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, will step down from his role later in the year, at a time to be determined, announced Geoffrey Ricketts, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, last week. “Applications to replace Brother Patrick will now Read more

Judge bans Principal’s attacker from St Joseph’s school grounds Comments 0

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The man accused of assaulting Peter Ahern, the principal of St Joseph’s School in Upper Hutt, has been told not to enter school grounds. Daniel Wilson, 39, appeared in Upper Hutt District Court on Wednesday 19 December, where he was remanded on bail until January. Wilson, the uncle of a pupil at the school, is not Read more

Protocols will be drafted to ensure schools informed Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Catholic Education Office head Pat Lynch says some protocols will be drafted to ensure parishes inform schools if one of its volunteers or members has been convicted of paedophilia. He was responding to concern that pupils from an Upper Hutt Catholic primary school went to a prayer group that included a convicted paedophile St Read more

Catholic schools – Metro says they’re hot, academic says maybe not Comments 0

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

“Maybe they’re putting brain juice in the communion wine. Whatever it is, our results suggest that if New Zealand is going to get serious about the ‘long tail of failure’ in schools, we need to look closely at why Catholic schools are doing so well,” says the editor of Auckland’s Metro Magazine, Simon Wilson. Catholic schools Read more

Decision on attendance dues could save integrated schools $3m a year Comments 0

Friday, May 4th, 2012

A High Court decision that collection costs are “associated charges”could save integrated schools $3 million a year. The 330 schools charge attendance dues to cover the cost of making their properties conform to state-school building codes. The attendance dues are allowed to cover other charges associated with land and buildings, including insurance, and until 2009 it had been accepted Read more

Sex education – no room for extreme approach Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Media reports about the explicit nature of some school sex education programmes have drawn numerous responses and a diversity of opinions, many of them expressed with considerable intensity. The CEO of the The New Zealand Catholic Education Office, Br Pat Lynch,  says they are dismayed that some teachers of the national curriculum sex education have taken an extreme approach Read more