The following op-ed was written by Cardinal John and originally posted on Stuff.co.nz, click here to link to the original article. OPINION: Young people are protesting on Friday about the slow pace of international action on climate change. We need to listen to them. Many decision-makers in the governments, businesses, community organisations and churches of the [...]
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STUDENT PRIVACY The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has asked us to share their Back to school FAQs, which provides guidance around student information. Link here. Example questions are: Can a school give student information to a DHB dental service? Can a school publish a child’s information? Can a school put parent details in a school directory? [...]
"Faith shows us that beyond natural justice there is something more," says Bishop Charles Drennan Very occasionally the world seems united. We had that experience this year. People of every nation and culture focused on the same event: we waited with baited breath to see the outcome of the rescue mission of the [...]
The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) is publishing a series of short videos in the lead up to Christmas inviting people to ‘Return to Christmas’. The clips were produced with the help of a few Wellington Catholic Primary Schools to help people rediscover the meaning of Christmas through the eyes of children. The first video may [...]
There are 66,888 students in Catholic schools in New Zealand, which represents 8.3% of the New Zealand schooling network. Of these, 44% are Y1-6 Primary students, 39% Y9-13 Secondary students and the remainder (17%) Y7-8 Intermediate level students, who may be in primary or secondary schools. The number of Catholic school students [...]
Welcome to our new look Aoraki! One of the challenges in a busy world is to find articles that stimulate our interest in topics that give a breadth to the work we do in schools. This week, NZCEO has posted copies of its latest edition of Aoraki to all schools and Proprietors. A great deal [...]
The following have been elected on the Religious Studies Teachers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RSTAANZ) Executive Committee for 2019-2020. Our congratulations and best wishes for them in their work: Andrew Murray (Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth) Vice President Colin MacLeod (National Centre for Religious Studies) Amjad Ali (Al-Madinah School) Maria Fouhy (De La [...]
TEACHING COUNCIL ELECTIONS A reminder that nominations for the new board of the Teaching Council open 23 November and close 25 January. Voters in seven teaching sectors will elect seven board members, one teacher and one principal from the primary and secondary sectors, one teacher and one leader from early childhood education, and one teacher [...]
Baredene College football team. Photo: NZ Secondary Schools Football. Baradene College, Auckland: won the Girls Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Hannah Pilley was co-Golden Boot recipient for the tournament and Most Valuable Player for the school. Sacred Heart College, Auckland: won the Boys Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Jack Duncan was Most Valuable Player for [...]
SCHOOL PAYMENT REQUESTS School payment requests may vary from school to school but there is no charge for education at a state integrated school for domestic students aged 5 – 19 years. Proprietors of integrated schools may charge attendance dues, which are enforceable, but the level of these must not be greater than the amount [...]