Posts Tagged ‘Rotorua’

Father Anton Timmerman dies at the age of 100

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Father (Tim) Anton Timmerman died last weekend in Auckland just four months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was a priest for 73 years and served in Rotorua for over 60 years. He retired in 2008. Originally from the Netherlands, Timmerman studied to be a priest there, being ordained in 1945. In 1949 he came Read more

Catholic school blessed after murder

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Rotorua’s St Michael’s Catholic School was blessed, Sunday, by Fr Eamon Kennedy, principal Kristina Crouch posted on Facebook. “This blessing ensured that our school was prepared properly for the safe arrival of our tamariki and their whānau,” she wrote. Crouch said pupils and parents were given the opportunity to come together with staff and the board Read more

One of NZ’s worst abusers hired on Catholic ‘reference’

Friday, March 18th, 2016

One of New Zealand’s worst child sex offenders once got a job at a King Country school as a result of an alleged reference from a Catholic school. Robert Selwyn Burrett, 64, pleaded guilty to 21 child sex abuse charges last month. His 40-year career in New Zealand’s education system came to an end last Read more

John Paul College tops NCEA Averages

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

John Paul College and Reporoa College are the only schools in the Rotorua area to have beaten the national average for NCEA achievement at every year Level.

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement 2011 statistics were recently released by the New Zealand Qualifications Association, revealing the pass rates for Rotorua high schools.John Paul College

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