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Congratulations to Students & Teachers

St John’s School, Auckland: Rico Bonnici winner of 8yr and under Waltz, second for Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive at the Kiwi Classic Ballroom Competition. Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Erika Fairweather (Y10) competed at the National Age Group Swimming Championships and came first in four categories and second in two categories. Anita Samasoni and Annabelle Ring [...]

Congratulations to Students & Teachers 2018-05-31T15:43:12+00:00

Missionary Discipleship in the Digital Age

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: Speakers Caroline Cerveny MA, CMin and Andrea Chavez-Kopp from NCEA presented an interactive seminar discussing the challenges and opportunities that digital tools have created from a faith perspective and described [...]

Missionary Discipleship in the Digital Age 2018-05-01T17:09:17+00:00

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

McAuley High School, Otahuhu:  On the back page of the 12 March 2018 Education Gazette advertisement for the Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards, the school was featured with a photo and a statement “At McAuley High School, we worked to foster our students’ connection to their culture and identity by bringing in Samoan and Tongan teachers.” [...]

Congratulations to Students & Teachers 2018-05-02T14:54:20+00:00

St Johns College, Hastings Recognised by the National Commission for UNESCO

Courtesy of St Johns College, Hastings St Johns College has been successfully implementing and embedding a unique structure of project work – which is interdisciplinary and students undertake in their own time outside of class. The work involves social enterprise, HYDRA program, and the National Poverty Index. There is a growing consensus internationally that the [...]

St Johns College, Hastings Recognised by the National Commission for UNESCO 2018-05-01T15:57:29+00:00

Congratulations Students & Teachers

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 Students & Teachers 2018-05-01T16:03:47+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
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