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The value of cultural diversity

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 other parents to support their [...]

The value of cultural diversity 2018-03-22T14:45:35+00:00

Stop the Traffik

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 most vulnerable people in society: [...]

Stop the Traffik 2018-03-23T15:43:14+00:00

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington

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. Each week he prepared and [...]

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington 2018-02-28T11:53:35+00:00

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

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 to be the most effective [...]

Reading together at St Joseph’s School Otahuhu – videos available 2018-02-28T12:06:48+00:00

Teachers Retreat 2018

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 being held at the historical [...]

Teachers Retreat 2018 2018-02-08T16:15:16+00:00

Policy Update

Part 33 Education Act 1989 - Amended 2017 One of the additions in the Act was the right of the Minister to seek conversations with Proprietors relating to sustainability and viability of networks.  It is important for all schooling systems, including integrated schools, to have well developed property plans which show how we are managing [...]

Policy Update 2018-02-08T16:31:33+00:00

Summer Reflection

Summer barbeques are a great place for generations to mix and share ideas as families gather and relax together. In 2017 the election result challenged many of my generation because of the way MMP seemed to shift the will of the largest group of voters to elect a group of minority parties to become the [...]

Summer Reflection 2018-02-07T14:01:18+00:00