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 [...]
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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 very well supported in our [...]
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 [...]
Dame Georgina Kingi, Principal St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College, Napier, who was made a Dame Companion of the Order of New Zealand for services to Maori and education, in the New Year Honours. The honour recognises her decades of work championing quality education and teaching te reo and tikanga Maori at St Joseph’s Maori [...]
All of these publications are accessible on the ERO website. School Trustees Booklet: Helping You to Ask the Right Questions Focuses on the role the board plays in student achievement and wellbeing and includes questions and information to guide board discussion. Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako Resources: Collaboration to Improve Learner Outcomes Summarises [...]
Changes to Guidelines for the Preference of Enrolment At the end of 2016 the NZCBC made a change to preference of enrolment criterion 5.4. This was circulated, and then a further update was provided in February 2017 to Bishops/diocesan administrators. Schools and parishes should already have copies, but if necessary it can be sourced from [...]
There is a growing awareness in our lives that the world is threatened not only by the arms race, regional conflicts and continued injustices among people and nations but by a lack of respect for the environment. Continuing to disregard the fragile nature of our planet will seriously threaten our way of life and more [...]