Growing Up in New Zealand Study Report

The latest report from the Growing Up in New Zealand study by Superu and the University of Auckland reveals: Our families are ethnically diverse: a third of children are born to at least one parent who did not grow up in New Zealand and where at least one parent is multilingual. Almost half of all families [...]

Growing Up in New Zealand Study Report2018-08-13T08:47:55+12:00

Catholic Education Convention 2018

Tēnā koutou katoa The Catholic Education Convention 2018 is over and it has been a resounding success. Thank you to all of you that attended.  Thank you to the many people who contributed to its success – our presenters, our conference team, our venue staff, those in the Catholic community who gave their [...]

Catholic Education Convention 20182019-02-11T08:36:09+12:00

New Resource: Formation Videos

NZCEO and NCRS have collaborated to support Boards and Principals with the ongoing formation of staff in Catholic Special Character. If learning is a lifelong ambition of our education system then our continual formation in faith is an important part of our commitment to ensuring the authenticity of our programmes. Together we have developed over [...]

New Resource: Formation Videos2018-06-20T13:34:20+12:00

Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel

One of our staff recently attended the National Catholic Education Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The following is a summary of one of the seminars attended: Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel Dr. Kathie Amidei, Pastoral Associate, St. Anthony on the Lake Parish in Wisconsin, USA. Today's young parents are [...]

Evangelising and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel2018-05-17T13:45:59+12:00

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 Report2018-03-03T11:30:27+12:00

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 Profession2018-01-26T11:42:15+12:00

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

Sacred Heart School teacher aide and artist Ruan Barton (right) explains the inspiration behind the school’s award-winning mural to (from left) project co-ordinator Emmeline Kendrick and pupils Bella Anderson and Seva Solomatenko (both 9). Photo: Peter McIntosh, courtesy of the Otago Daily Times. Sacred Heart School, North East Valley, Dunedin: Won the primary [...]

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals2018-05-14T09:22:13+12:00

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 Update2018-05-14T09:01:40+12:00


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 [...]

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