Posts Tagged ‘School’

The significance of school belonging in protecting mental health

Thursday, April 11th, 2024
mental health

In addressing the critical concern of mental health in adolescents, the role of school belonging has emerged as a focal point of contemporary research. Despite the increasing recognition of its importance, a comprehensive understanding of how school belonging impacts long-term mental wellbeing has remained elusive. New adolescent mental health study Our new study investigating school Read more

Parent lost for words after Aotea class asked to play ‘racist’ game

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Porirua parent is “lost for words” after her 14-year-old was asked to participate in a colonial-style game which separated children into slaves, chiefs and aliens. Earlier today she said a Year 10 Aotea College class were instructed to do the activity, which involved selling slaves, land and commoners – for “10 pearls”. Documents show the Read more

No back to school fun for child labourers

Monday, February 10th, 2020

It’s that special time of the year again for New Zealand kids as they start heading back to school. And for those who have discovered the fun of learning, school is an adventure! But for millions of working children worldwide, the adventures of a new school year remain but a dream. Sadly, these children will Read more

Catholic-Jewish school opens

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A Catholic-Jewish school campus has been opened in Scotland by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Bishop John Keenan. It is the first joint faith Catholic-Jewish school in the world. Read more

Court rules it is OK to flip the bird in church

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The highest court in the state of Georgia (USA) has reversed the conviction of a man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after he held up his middle finger and shouted at his pastor during a service. Read more

School got complaining mother investigated by state body

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

A US mother has filed a lawsuit after she told a Catholic school that her child was bullied and the school got an abuse investigation launched against her. Melissa Schroeder’s attorney has filed the action against Kansas City Archdiocese, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawnee and the school’s principal. Mrs Schroeder said she reported the Read more

Children refusing to go to school

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

School can be both an exciting and a challenging experience. A young person’s experience of school is influenced by many factors, such as peer relationships, learning ability and family life. Problems in these areas can lead a young person to develop a negative experience of school. Actively avoiding school, either by not attending or not Read more

Israeli wall will affect Salesian school and winery

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The United States Catholic bishops have joined the bishops of the Holy Land in condemning the Israeli government’s plans to re-route its separation wall through the Cremisan Valley, near Bethlehem, in a way that will cut 58 Christian families off from their agricultural and recreational lands. The proposed route of the Israeli wall will also Read more

Moslems will establish additional programmes associated with Dunedin school

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Two weeks ago the Christchurch-based Al-Noor Charitable Trust announced it had bought the former St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in South Dunedin and intended to open a boarding school for about 100 year 11-13 boys by 2014. It will be known as An-Nur Kiwi Academy (AKA), it will be the South Island’s first Islamic (Moslem) Read more

Marist Convent School marks 75 years

Friday, October 12th, 2012

One of Vatukoula’s oldest primary schools will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee this month with hundreds of former students expected to flock to the gold mining town for the event. Former students of Vatukoula Marist Convent school from Nadi, Suva, Lautoka and overseas have been preparing for the three-day celebrations. Association president Graham Peckham said he Read more