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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

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

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

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
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