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Pope Francis on the Importance of Education

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 [...]

Pope Francis on the Importance of Education 2018-03-26T17:04:41+00:00

The value of cultural diversity

Article courtesy of The Spinoff Parents (https://thespinoff.co.nz/category/parenting/). Link here Photo supplied by NZCEO A mum begs Pasifika and Māori parents and friends to join the school board The only Pasifika woman on a school board talks about the dangers of a lack of diversity – and makes a plea for other parents to support their [...]

The value of cultural diversity 2018-03-22T14:45:35+00:00

Stop the Traffik

Lesson resources have been developed for senior primary and secondary schools by STOP THE TRAFFIK, an overseas organisation dedicated to preventing human trafficking. This issue was identified by Pope Francis as form of slavery which is “unfortunately increasingly widespread, which involves every country, even the most developed, and touches the most vulnerable people in society: [...]

Stop the Traffik 2018-03-23T15:43:14+00:00

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington

Sacred Heart Cathedral School Wellington has been providing computer science skills, specifically coding, for its senior students, but not through the expertise of teachers. For two years senior student Nevan O’Connell organised a Code Club at Sacred Heart Cathedral School from 3pm to 4 pm for aproximately eight to ten students. Each week he prepared and [...]

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington 2018-02-28T11:53:35+00:00

Reading together at St Joseph’s School Otahuhu – videos available

St Joseph’s School Otahuhu Auckland has been the subject of important Ministry of Education research because of its implementation over a decade of the Reading Together® programme, which focuses on enabling families to support their children’s reading at home. Liz Horgan MNZM, the principal, says “We have found Reading Together to be the most effective [...]

Reading together at St Joseph’s School Otahuhu – videos available 2018-02-28T12:06:48+00:00

Comments on the Inaugural Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership

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 [...]

Comments on the Inaugural Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership 2018-04-10T11:17:50+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

St Joseph’s School and Their Very Special Faith Community

Lorraine Melloy, Deputy Principal, St Joseph’s School, Hastings St. Joseph’s School in Hastings is, to all intents and purposes a traditional Catholic School. The exterior is much as it would have been in the days of Tenison College, and the buildings retain the beauty and charm of buildings from the 1800’s. It was built in [...]

St Joseph’s School and Their Very Special Faith Community 2017-10-05T12:02:33+00:00

Curriculum at St Teresa’s Karori

Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal   At St Teresa's School Karori, Wellington we set about designing a vibrant and responsive curriculum that explicitly communicates what we are about as a Catholic school. Our driving force was our belief that: our Catholic Character, through our school's Mission, Vision and Gospel Values, must motivate learning we are different from [...]

Curriculum at St Teresa’s Karori 2017-09-19T16:00:26+00:00

Our ‘New’ Pedagogy – as it relates to Religious Education at Our Lady of Kāpiti School

Martin Elms Principal, Maria Higgison Deputy Principal Pedagogy, the method and practice of teaching, is always evolving. Currently the trend is towards modern or innovative learning practices, in open, multi-use teaching spaces.  The truth is, that the staff at Our Lady of Kāpiti School have been implementing modern learning practices for several years, well before [...]

Our ‘New’ Pedagogy – as it relates to Religious Education at Our Lady of Kāpiti School 2017-09-19T15:06:56+00:00
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