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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 1800’s. It was built in [...]
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 active amongst the three Lasallian [...]
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 a secular/humanist path over a [...]
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 learning we are different from [...]