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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 Diploma in Catholic Leadership

January 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Principals and teachers enrolled through TCI for the inaugural Diploma in Catholic Leadership  (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 we will be [...]

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, North East Valley, Dunedin: Won the primary school section of the national “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” Wall Worthy Mural competition. Middleton Grange School, Christchurch: Tournament of Minds team Michael Phillips, Mackenzie Hoskins, Emily Coleman, Emma Gree, Trinity Chevelle, Bethany Connor and Madeleine Bakker placed 2nd in the [...]

2911, 2017

School News Update

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

2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards  The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are now open. There are four awards categories: Excellence in Engaging, Excellence in Leading, Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Excellence in Governing. Plus, this year’s Focus Prize celebrates outstanding inclusive practices that enable all children and [...]

2911, 2017

Policy Update

November 29th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Education Act Update Boards are reminded that there are changes to statutory interventions, cohort entry, compulsory attendance, arrangements for off-site locations, changes to consultation and physical restraint. A summary document is available on request from NZCEO.     Guidance for Proprietors around Complying with S427 and S457 of the Education [...]

2510, 2017

NZCEO’s New Principals Programme

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

In 2016 the Ministry of Education ended their First Time Principals programme, changing it into a mentoring programme. NZCEO stepped in to begin a New Principals Programme in early 2017 for new Principals in our Catholic schools. This programme complements the diocesan and regional Ministry support by providing specific information [...]

2510, 2017

Policy Update

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Updated Documentation as a Result of the Replacement of the PSCI Act  Review and updating of documents containing references to Part 33 of the Education Act 1989, which has subsumed the material in the PSCI Act, is almost complete. Information will be provided as soon as possible. New TCI Qualifications [...]

2510, 2017

School News Update

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update, School News|

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand - State of the Environment The latest State of the Environment for Oceania 2017 Report: Turning the Tide, was released by Caritas on St Francis Day, Wednesday 4 October. http://www.caritas.org.nz/state-environment.  We congratulate Caritas on this important report. It is very worth reading and using with [...]

2510, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Otago, Southland Regions: Roncalli College, Timaru: Caitlin Bradley won the senior category of the Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition with her song ‘Stronger Together.’ Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Tobias Devereux recently won the University of Otago Junior Maths competition in which he achieved an almost perfect score. Tobias also gained High [...]

1909, 2017

Special Character Celebrated At Marian College

September 19th, 2017|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

From Staff at Marian College, Christchurch (C)DUDA-DERWAHL.DE The Catholic Special Character at Marian College in Christchurch is a daily enrichment of activities and learning, inspired by two remarkable women of faith – our charism of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Catherine McAuley. The college is thriving [...]

1909, 2017

St Joseph’s School and Their Very Special Faith Community

September 19th, 2017|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

Lorraine Melloy, Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s School, Hastings St. Joseph’s School in Hastings is, to all intents and purposes a traditional Catholic School. The exterior is much as it would have been in the days of Tenison College, and the buildings retain the beauty and charm of buildings from the [...]

1909, 2017

Uni Lasalle: Tertiary Students Return to Assist Lasallian Schools

September 19th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Denis Tutake, Former Campus Minister and Peter Autagavaia, Vice President Uni Lasalle Uni Lasalle is a group of former Lasallian students attending tertiary institutes in Auckland who aim to re-ignite and live by the Lasallian values of Faith, Service and Community at the tertiary level. The Lasallian charism is commonly [...]

1909, 2017

Challenging the Secular/Humanist Path

September 19th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Colin McLeod, Director NCRS  Don’t be frightened of teaching young people our Catholic message, because if we don’t answer their deep questions you can be sure that others will. One of the particularly challenging aspects of living in the digital age is that there are such strong voices for choosing [...]

1909, 2017

Curriculum at St Teresa’s Karori

September 19th, 2017|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal   At St Teresa's School Karori, Wellington we set about designing a vibrant and responsive curriculum that explicitly communicates what we are about as a Catholic school. Our driving force was our belief that: our Catholic Character, through our school's Mission, Vision and Gospel Values, must motivate [...]

1909, 2017

School and Parish – Evangelisation Initiatives

September 19th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Here are some of the initiatives being put in place by schools round the country. Life in the school also means life in the parish, so whānau new to the school are welcomed at the next school/parish Mass by the whole faith community, parish priest and principal. They are presented [...]

1909, 2017

Excellence as a Value, as Used By St Teresa’s School Karori, Wellington

September 19th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal     We talk about excellence as being the best you can be, as Jesus was, for example below: excellence is not about getting everything right - it's about making mistakes and learning from them, and being fully present in the moment - Peter's attempts to walk [...]

1909, 2017

Our ‘New’ Pedagogy – as it relates to Religious Education at Our Lady of Kāpiti School

September 19th, 2017|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

Martin Elms Principal, Maria Higgison Deputy Principal Pedagogy, the method and practice of teaching, is always evolving. Currently the trend is towards modern or innovative learning practices, in open, multi-use teaching spaces.  The truth is, that the staff at Our Lady of Kāpiti School have been implementing modern learning practices [...]

608, 2017

Sporting Congratulations

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Integrated Schools’ Sporting  Achievements August 2017 Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei: D’Artagnan Gould has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 10th World Karate Federation Youth Cup in Croatia. Ciara Smith was selected by the New Zealand Olympic Committee into the NZ Youth Commonwealth Team to compete in swimming at [...]