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Comments on the Inaugural Diploma in Catholic Leadership

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 [...]

Comments on the Inaugural Diploma in Catholic Leadership 2018-01-26T09:43:31+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

Consent Is Not Enough

Colin MacLeod, Director NCRS Catholic secondary schools, like all high schools in New Zealand, are privileged to work with young people during one of the most challenging phases of their human development. However, in terms of education in sexuality, Catholic schools are particularly blessed to be able to draw on the rich tradition [...]

Consent Is Not Enough 2017-07-27T12:01:47+00:00

PLUTO

Erika Bon, Associate Principal, St Joseph's School, Takapuna Pluto is an online programme that sorts classes based on teachers’ feedback, balancing things such as academic ability, friendship requests and special needs. It is the brain child of former teacher, Aucklander Leah Corbett, who came up with the idea to reduce back-to-school stress for [...]

PLUTO 2017-08-07T11:28:45+00:00

Intensive Oral Language (IOL) Programme

THINK-TALK-CREATE at Holy Cross Catholic School, Miramar Language learning without taking away the “joy of learning” Celeste Hastings, Principal, Holy Cross School, Miramar had observed the IOL programme while on a sabbatical and knew that it would be just right for her school, which has a large number of new migrant [...]

Intensive Oral Language (IOL) Programme 2017-08-07T10:29:03+00:00
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