Posts Tagged ‘Verdon College’

School rolls at peak capacity and still growing

Monday, November 13th, 2023
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Secondary school rolls all over the country are bursting. Catholic schools and state schools alike. There’s been a steady increase in roll numbers, according to the Ministry of Education. Immigrants boost school rolls An immigration-driven surge in enrolments is adding to the pressure. The national school roll is now topping 831,038 children. In Invercargill, Catholic Read more

Catholic school principal says government lacks compassion

Monday, December 6th, 2021

A Catholic school principal claims many educators suffered unnecessary stress ahead of the government’s vaccine mandate deadline. The Government’s handling of the issue lacked compassion, says Jarlath Kelly (pictured) who is the principal of Invercargill’s Verdon College. The Government’s implementation of the policy left a lot to be desired, he suggests. While Kelly agrees vaccination Read more

Catholic school may be breaking the law employing principal

Monday, September 20th, 2021
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An Invercargill secondary school may be breaking the law employing its principal whose teacher’s practising certificate has expired. Verdon College principal Jarlath Kelly’s practising certificate expired in June of this year. The school’s board of trustees chairman Tim Ward would not comment that the school could potentially be flouting Education and Training Act laws. A Read more

Marist Brothers celebrate 200th anniversary

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Marist Brothers

On Saturday Bishop Patrick Dunn celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral to mark the 200th anniversary of the Marist Brothers. They were founded in France by St Marcellin Champagnat in 1817. Marist brothers accompanied Bishop Pompallier when he began his mission in the South West Pacific in 1838. In 1876 a community Read more