Posts Tagged ‘teachers’

Why are teachers struggling?

Thursday, August 10th, 2023
Teachers struggling

There was a time in my life when the only badly behaved people I knew were all adults. They were utterly entitled and completely uncivilised. I can give you chapter and verse of shouting, harassment of all kinds, extreme bullying; and all done with a smile and “she’ll be right, mate”. These people saw themselves Read more

Church staff, volunteers and the education vaccine mandate

Monday, November 8th, 2021
The New York Times

The Ministry of Education has clarified who falls within the education sector’s vaccine mandate. On the list are those who work or volunteer in an organisation in the same campus or building as a school or early learning service. Churches and cafes are cited as examples. Staff at churches sharing a building or campus with Read more

Teachers should have been top priority

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

I bet the Government is regretting its $2.8 billion fees-free promise right about now. And if it’s not, it should be. Last Friday, secondary school teachers and principals rejected the Government’s second pay offer, and voted to strike in term one. While the strike may still be averted, it’s not looking good, with the Government Read more

Anne Sullivan: a ‘miracle’ teacher

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Being a teacher goes beyond just imparting knowledge. It’s a vocation. Teachers complement parents in the formation of children as human beings and, because of this, the best teachers are always remembered. Helen Keller maintained a friendship with her teacher Anne Sullivan for over 40 years and even was present at her death. The reason? Read more

Archbishop Chong urges school teachers to use visual media

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The archbishop of Suva,  Peter Chong, has called on Catholic teachers to be creative in their teaching skills so students can enjoy learning. He said  one of the effective ways to teach children today was to make use of visual media. “That is the culture we are living today. The children of today are ‘screen Read more

Fears for future of religion classes in Belgian schools

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Religion classes in Belgium’s French-speaking schools will be cut in half, starting in October. The classes will be replaced with a weekly hour of “citizenship classes”. Critics worry that the new classes will promote abortion and homosexuality, the Catholic News Agency reported. There are also fears that the changes could end up pushing teachers with Read more

Family prayer challenge posed by Cardinal Dew

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has told Catholic educators that a major challenge today is helping families to pray together. In a homily at a teachers’ commissioning Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart last month, Cardinal Dew said “prayer must be learned and discovered in families”. “I believe one of our major challenges Read more

UK MP wants anti-terror measure to cover same-sex marriage

Friday, August 7th, 2015

A Conservative UK MP has said anti-terror laws should be applied to those who teach that same-sex marriage is wrong. Mark Spencer has promoted the use of Extreme Disruption Orders (EDOs) to prevent teachers disseminating the idea that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. EDOs are a new anti-hate-speech measure introduced Read more

NZ education speaker rejects jibe at nuns as teachers

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A keynote speaker at June’s New Zealand Catholic Education Convention has slammed Britain’s shadow education secretary for a jibe about nuns as teachers. Sr Gemma Simmonds, CJ, told the Tablet that Labour’s Tristam Hunt had shown “breathtaking ignorance and bigotry”. His jibe came on the BBC’s Question Time programme last month, when the topic under Read more

Old pupils grant to St Joseph’s, Apia, helps pay teachers

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Teachers at St Joseph’s College in Apia will benefit after the Marist Old Pupil’s Association presented a cheque for NZD$16,100 to the college. The president of the association, Peseta Kasiano Ioane, said the cheque, presented earlier this month, is to help out with teachers’ pay. “We received a request from the school that they needed Read more