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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

Congratulations to Schools, Teachers and Students

Students from St John’s Primary, Mairangi Bay. Photo courtesy of the Education Gazette. Kavanagh College, along with John McGlashan College and Columba College, all in Dunedin, were the subject of a major article in the NZ Herald, 26 February 2018, on their work in agriculture. Kavanagh College has introduced agribusiness as a subject, [...]

Congratulations to Schools, Teachers and Students 2018-03-26T11:55:44+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

Catholic Schools Roll Report

July 2017 Roll Report   The sixty-six thousand Catholic school students represent 8.3% of the New Zealand school network, of which approximately two-fifths (29K) are Y1-6 Primary students and about two thousand less Y9-13 Secondary students (27K) and the remainder Y7-8 Intermediate level (11K), who may be in primary or secondary schools. Overall, [...]

Catholic Schools Roll Report 2018-03-03T11:30:27+00:00

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

Over the last several months many students have been selected for international sporting fixtures: Baradene College, Auckland: Stella Biggar, was selected to sail in a regatta in Noumea and came 4th. Abby Murphy and Ella O’Connell-Biddlecombe are representing NZ in U18 Futsal. Holly Leifting represented NZ in the China Cup International Regatta in which [...]

Congratulations to Students & Teachers 2018-02-28T11:52:22+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

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

The Catholic Elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession

The vocation of teaching is reflected in a unique way within Catholic schools and this is lived out by the staff within those communities as they seek to grow the “encounter with Christ.” The Catholic elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession provide a framework for personal and professional reflection and support [...]

The Catholic Elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession 2018-01-26T11:42:15+00:00
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