Posts Tagged ‘Roncalli College’

Mass, prayers, funerals and tears – Timaru community in mourning

Monday, August 16th, 2021
Timaru community

The Timaru community is mourning five young locals killed in a car crash last Saturday. Those who died were just 15 and 16 years old. Two were former pupils of Timaru’s Catholic secondary school, Roncalli College. At Thursday morning’s Mass (originally intended to mark the feast of the Assumption), Father Mark Walls said the deaths Read more

Bishop blesses big ticket building projects

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
building projects

Two building projects received special blessings on Sunday from the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch’s Bishop Paul Martin. The $6-million building projects both started last year. The re-opening of Timaru’s earthquake-strengthened Sacred Heart Basilica, included a mass, the confirmation of about 30 children and the presentation of four papal awards. Sacred Heart Basilica had been closed Read more

Roncalli College principal has no concerns about Mike King

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Mike King

Unlike some other principals in South Canterbury, Roncalli College’s Chris Comeau, has brushed off the concerns raised by the South Canterbury District Health Board (SCDHB) about Mental health crusader Mike King speaking to his students. “While I can appreciate their concerns, I think it would be far more effective for all of us to get Read more

Roncalli teacher placed on leave

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Roncalli College is to mediate with its head of English following a report into the department. Last week, parents were informed Michelle Denson had been placed on leave for an indeterminate period of time. In the letter, principal Chris Comeau said that followed an independent report into the English department commissioned by the board of Read more

Roncalli College maximum roll increase approved despite oppostion

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Last year Roncalli College was permitted to increase its maximum roll from 495 to 520 students even though a demographic decline is predicted for Timaru and some state schools have declining rolls.  Another integrated school, Craighead Diocesan School was granted an increase for its maximum roll in 2008 and is now making an application for a further Read more