Posts Tagged ‘Paul Ferris’

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

New Catholic secondary school likely for South Auckland

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Long-awaited plans for a new Catholic secondary school in South Auckland are finally progressing. These plans were announced in a press statement last year by Catholic Education Office chief executive Paul Ferris. He said the Church had bought 25ha in Burtt Rd, Drury, South Auckland three years ago for a new 1,000-student, $40m co-educational high Read more

800 catholic educators gather for triennial convention

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Eight hundred catholic educators are gathering in Wellington this week at the TSB Arena to celebrate Catholic education in New Zealand. The triennial conventions are designed to ensure that catholic schools remain authentic in their commitment to Church and State, as vibrant communities of faith and learning. The theme of the Convention is Christ’s Call: Read more

New CEO for Catholic Education Office

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

New Director of The New Zealand Catholic Institute starts work

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

On Monday 12 March, Dr Anne Tuohy was formally welcomed to her new role as the inaugural Director of The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of Dr Tuohy’s family, along with Bishop Peter Cullinane, representatives of the local Maori community, The Catholic Institute staff and board members, and Interim Principal Paul Ferris attended the whakatau held in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Originally from Wellington, Dr Tuohy was appointed Director of The Catholic Institute in November of last year while she was a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University’s School of Theology in Strathfield.

At the whakatau Dr Tuohy said, “I feel very honoured and a little overwhelmed at the open hearted welcome I have received from the community and would like to thank all the people who have made this exciting job a reality. I am also deeply appreciative of the love and support of my family – and in light of the recent death of my father this ‘coming home’ is for me even more timely”.

Chairperson of The Catholic Institute Council, Patrick Waite, welcomed Dr Tuohy, and Bishop Cullinane thanked Paul Ferris for his work in establishing the foundations for the Institute. There was a commissioning and anointing ceremony for Dr Tuohy, and staff members lit candles in the colours of The Catholic Institute logo.

Dr Tuohy said she looked forward to “working together to help foster and nurture the work of the Institute – work that we pray brings the ‘living water’ referred to in the reading from John’s gospel to the Catholic community of Aotearoa New Zealand”.

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Paul Ferris appointed Interim Head of Catholic Institute

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Former Principal of Dunedin’s Kavanagh College, Paul Ferris, has been appointed Interim Head of the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand. He will fill this position until a permanent Principal is in place, most likely early next year. Mr Ferris will begin in July and will work closely with the Institute Council. He will be Read more