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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

Can schools meet the promise of continuous improvement?

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 [...]

Can schools meet the promise of continuous improvement? 2018-01-25T18:08:24+00:00

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

Sacred Heart School, North East Valley, Dunedin: Won the primary school section of the national “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” Wall Worthy Mural competition. Middleton Grange School, Christchurch: Tournament of Minds team Michael Phillips, Mackenzie Hoskins, Emily Coleman, Emma Gree, Trinity Chevelle, Bethany Connor and Madeleine Bakker placed 2nd in the NZ National Primary Language Literature [...]

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals 2017-12-14T16:05:35+00:00

School News Update

2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards  The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are now open. There are four awards categories: Excellence in Engaging, Excellence in Leading, Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Excellence in Governing. Plus, this year’s Focus Prize celebrates outstanding inclusive practices that enable all children and young people with additional learning [...]

School News Update 2017-11-29T12:45:59+00:00

Policy Update

Education Act Update Boards are reminded that there are changes to statutory interventions, cohort entry, compulsory attendance, arrangements for off-site locations, changes to consultation and physical restraint. A summary document is available on request from NZCEO.     Guidance for Proprietors around Complying with S427 and S457 of the Education Act NZCEO is still working [...]

Policy Update 2017-11-29T11:50:32+00:00

NZCEO’s New Principals Programme

In 2016 the Ministry of Education ended their First Time Principals programme, changing it into a mentoring programme. NZCEO stepped in to begin a New Principals Programme in early 2017 for new Principals in our Catholic schools. This programme complements the diocesan and regional Ministry support by providing specific information about the operation of an [...]

NZCEO’s New Principals Programme 2017-10-26T07:26:19+00:00

Policy Update

Updated Documentation as a Result of the Replacement of the PSCI Act  Review and updating of documents containing references to Part 33 of the Education Act 1989, which has subsumed the material in the PSCI Act, is almost complete. Information will be provided as soon as possible. New TCI Qualifications Approved TCI is congratulated on [...]

Policy Update 2017-10-25T14:55:13+00:00

School News Update

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand - State of the Environment The latest State of the Environment for Oceania 2017 Report: Turning the Tide, was released by Caritas on St Francis Day, Wednesday 4 October. http://www.caritas.org.nz/state-environment.  We congratulate Caritas on this important report. It is very worth reading and using with students. Did You Know? [...]

School News Update 2017-10-25T15:03:08+00:00

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

Otago, Southland Regions: Roncalli College, Timaru: Caitlin Bradley won the senior category of the Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition with her song ‘Stronger Together.’ Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Tobias Devereux recently won the University of Otago Junior Maths competition in which he achieved an almost perfect score. Tobias also gained High Distinction in the ICAS (Australasian) [...]

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals 2017-10-26T07:20:27+00:00
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