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2306, 2018

Catholic Education Convention 2018

June 23rd, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

Tēnā koutou katoa The Catholic Education Convention 2018 is over and it has been a resounding success. Thank you to all of you that attended.  Thank you to the many people who contributed to its success – our presenters, our conference team, our venue staff, those in the [...]

2006, 2018

New Resource: Formation Videos

June 20th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, Publications|

NZCEO and NCRS have collaborated to support Boards and Principals with the ongoing formation of staff in Catholic Special Character. If learning is a lifelong ambition of our education system then our continual formation in faith is an important part of our commitment to ensuring the authenticity of our programmes. [...]

106, 2018

Policy Update

June 1st, 2018|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Bright Spot Awards These Education Hub awards are open until June 1 and worth up to $75,000 over two years to support the design, development and evaluation of within school innovation Visit their website for more information. Maximum Roll Increase Applications The Ministry of Education has invited us to remind Proprietors to [...]

3005, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

May 30th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

St John’s School, Auckland: Rico Bonnici winner of 8yr and under Waltz, second for Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive at the Kiwi Classic Ballroom Competition. Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Erika Fairweather (Y10) competed at the National Age Group Swimming Championships and came first in four categories and second in two [...]

1705, 2018

Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel

May 17th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

One of our staff recently attended the National Catholic Education Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following is a summary of one of the seminars attended: Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel Dr. Kathie Amidei, Pastoral Associate, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Wisconsin, USA. [...]

105, 2018

Policy Update

May 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Education Summits More than 1,500 people from the education sector are attending two Education Summits in Auckland and Christchurch this month. For those unable to attend, the Summit events will be followed by regional and other opportunities to be involved, including an online survey. A video about the initative, featuring [...]

105, 2018

Missionary Discipleship in the Digital Age

May 1st, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

One of our staff recently attended the National Catholic Education Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following is a summary of one of the seminars attended: Speakers Caroline Cerveny MA, CMin and Andrea Chavez-Kopp from NCEA presented an interactive seminar discussing the challenges and opportunities that digital tools have created from [...]

105, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

May 1st, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

McAuley High School, Otahuhu:  On the back page of the 12 March 2018 Education Gazette advertisement for the Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards, the school was featured with a photo and a statement “At McAuley High School, we worked to foster our students’ connection to their culture and identity by bringing [...]

105, 2018

St Johns College, Hastings Recognised by the National Commission for UNESCO

May 1st, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Courtesy of St Johns College, Hastings St Johns College has been successfully implementing and embedding a unique structure of project work – which is interdisciplinary and students undertake in their own time outside of class. The work involves social enterprise, HYDRA program, and the National Poverty Index. There is a [...]

2603, 2018

Pope Francis on the Importance of Education

March 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of ‘The Gonzagan’, the weekly newsletter of St. Aloysius’ College, Milson Point, NSW, 14 June 2013 (Link to newsletter) Pope Francis on the Importance of Education Pope Francis met with students and teachers from Italian and Albanian Jesuit schools in Rome in June 2013. At the sight of [...]

2603, 2018

Congratulations Students & Teachers

March 26th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Students from St John’s Primary, Mairangi Bay. Photo courtesy of the Education Gazette. Kavanagh College, along with John McGlashan College and Columba College, all in Dunedin, were the subject of a major article in the NZ Herald, 26 February 2018, on their work in agriculture. Kavanagh College has [...]

1503, 2018

The value of cultural diversity

March 15th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of The Spinoff Parents (https://thespinoff.co.nz/category/parenting/). Link here Photo supplied by NZCEO A mum begs Pasifika and Māori parents and friends to join the school board The only Pasifika woman on a school board talks about the dangers of a lack of diversity – and makes a plea for [...]

1403, 2018

Stop the Traffik

March 14th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

Lesson resources have been developed for senior primary and secondary schools by STOP THE TRAFFIK, an overseas organisation dedicated to preventing human trafficking. This issue was identified by Pope Francis as form of slavery which is “unfortunately increasingly widespread, which involves every country, even the most developed, and touches the [...]

303, 2018

Catholic Schools Roll Report

March 3rd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

July 2017 Roll Report   The sixty-six thousand Catholic school students represent 8.3% of the New Zealand school network, of which approximately two-fifths (29K) are Y1-6 Primary students and about two thousand less Y9-13 Secondary students (27K) and the remainder Y7-8 Intermediate level (11K), who may be in [...]

2802, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

February 28th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Over the last several months many students have been selected for international sporting fixtures: Baradene College, Auckland: Stella Biggar, was selected to sail in a regatta in Noumea and came 4th. Abby Murphy and Ella O’Connell-Biddlecombe are representing NZ in U18 Futsal. Holly Leifting represented NZ in the China [...]

2802, 2018

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington

February 28th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News, Uncategorised|

Sacred Heart Cathedral School Wellington has been providing computer science skills, specifically coding, for its senior students, but not through the expertise of teachers. For two years senior student Nevan O’Connell organised a Code Club at Sacred Heart Cathedral School from 3pm to 4 pm for aproximately eight to ten students. [...]

2802, 2018

Reading together at St Joseph’s School Otahuhu – videos available

February 28th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

St Joseph’s School Otahuhu Auckland has been the subject of important Ministry of Education research because of its implementation over a decade of the Reading Together® programme, which focuses on enabling families to support their children’s reading at home. Liz Horgan MNZM, the principal, says “We have found Reading Together [...]

802, 2018

Teachers Retreat 2018

February 8th, 2018|School News, Uncategorised|

Palm Sunday weekend, Saturday 24 March 2018 The 2018 Catholic Teachers Retreat provides attendees with the opportunity to reflect on their own faith and to build their personal relationship with Christ.  The retreat will be let by Fr Mark Chamberlain, an experienced retreat leader, hospital and university Chaplain. It is [...]

2601, 2018

The Catholic Elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession

January 26th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

The vocation of teaching is reflected in a unique way within Catholic schools and this is lived out by the staff within those communities as they seek to grow the “encounter with Christ.” The Catholic elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession provide a framework for personal [...]

2601, 2018

Comments on the Inaugural Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership

January 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Principals and teachers enrolled in the Australian Catholic University's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture (GCLCC Unit 1) said this about the course in January 2018: From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and I feel that you have all made it clear that [...]

2501, 2018

Can schools meet the promise of continuous improvement?

January 25th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of Phi Delta Kappan (www.kappanonline.org); author Mark A. Elgart. Link here. Can schools meet the promise of continuous improvement? New research offers insights on how leaders can actually make continuous improvement work. By Mark A. Elgart “Continuous improvement” has been part of the lexicon of school improvement for [...]

1212, 2017

Stepping Up As A Parent

December 12th, 2017|APIS, CEO Blog, NZCEO|

A recent speech by a Dunedin Principal, which challenged parents to “step up” in their parenting and not leave so much for schools to do, met with much support and media attention. The Principal of Kings High School, Dunedin, said that it was unreasonable for parents to expect schools to [...]

2911, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

November 29th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Sacred Heart School teacher aide and artist Ruan Barton (right) explains the inspiration behind the school’s award-winning mural to (from left) project co-ordinator Emmeline Kendrick and pupils Bella Anderson and Seva Solomatenko (both 9). Photo: Peter McIntosh, courtesy of the Otago Daily Times. Sacred Heart School, North East [...]