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 deal with all aspects of [...]
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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 NZ National Primary Language Literature [...]
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 young people with additional learning [...]
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 Act NZCEO is still working [...]
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 about the operation of an [...]
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 Approved TCI is congratulated on [...]
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 students. Did You Know? [...]
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 Distinction in the ICAS (Australasian) [...]
“The Lord hears the cry of the poor, blessed be the poor.” I heard this antiphon at mass recently and it continued to resonate throughout the following week. If we are his hands how are we hearing the cry of the poor? It occurred to me that if we were really determined to model for [...]
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 at its temporary inner-city campus [...]