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; [...]
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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 [...]
In the recent issue of NZ Principal, Emeritus Professor Warwick Elley says that the Minister exaggerates the potential of schools to reduce the gap between high and low achievers. He notes that the opposition from Primary Teachers is now having an influence on the way the Investing in Educational Success is iterating from its first [...]
In recent years some hospitals have paid particular attention to supporting a culture of "doing no harm". It might seem strange for places that we associate with healing and restoring health to have such a focus when their intention and motivation is to restore people to health and participation in life. In fact this "no [...]
We all knew that the asteroid labeled DA 14 would come close to earth as it passed by at 27,700 kilometres above the earth in mid-February. About the same time, Pope Benedict, almost like a bolt from the blue, announced his resignation, effective February 28th, 2013. Some amongst the population might try to make a [...]