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 the enthusiastic young people, the [...]
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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 introduced agribusiness as a subject, [...]
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 primary or secondary schools. Overall, [...]
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 Cup International Regatta in which [...]
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 and professional reflection and support [...]
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 we will be very well [...]
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 decades. Today, it is at [...]
Haere mai! Things are looking a little different around here! We are delighted to share our updated website. We hope it reflects the diversity, passion and brightness found in our schools every day. This process has been under way for some time. It started in March when we sent out a survey about our communications; [...]
Tāku Paipera - Māori Bible for Children A new children’s Bible in te reo Maori has recently been released, making it the only one of its kind in the world. For further information or to purchase a copy ($16.99) go to the Bible Society New Zealand here. BPS Results Show Outstanding Progress in Education [...]
Passage of Education (Update) Amendment Bill into Law The Education (Update) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 11 May 2017. The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 is now subsumed into this Act as Part 33. The Ministry of Education and APIS will work to provide appropriate updating of schools’ Integration Agreements [...]