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Teachers Retreat 2018

Palm Sunday weekend, Saturday 24 March 2018 The 2018 Catholic Teachers Retreat provides attendees with the opportunity to reflect on their own faith and to build their personal relationship with Christ.  The retreat will be let by Fr Mark Chamberlain, an experienced retreat leader, hospital and university Chaplain. It is being held at the historical [...]

Teachers Retreat 2018 2018-02-08T16:15:16+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

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

School News Update

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand - State of the Environment The latest State of the Environment for Oceania 2017 Report: Turning the Tide, was released by Caritas on St Francis Day, Wednesday 4 October.  We congratulate Caritas on this important report. It is very worth reading and using with students. Did You Know? [...]

School News Update 2017-10-25T15:03:08+00:00

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

Otago, Southland Regions: Roncalli College, Timaru: Caitlin Bradley won the senior category of the Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition with her song ‘Stronger Together.’ Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Tobias Devereux recently won the University of Otago Junior Maths competition in which he achieved an almost perfect score. Tobias also gained High Distinction in the ICAS (Australasian) [...]

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals 2017-10-26T07:20:27+00:00

Special Character Celebrated At Marian College

From Staff at Marian College, Christchurch (C)DUDA-DERWAHL.DE The Catholic Special Character at Marian College in Christchurch is a daily enrichment of activities and learning, inspired by two remarkable women of faith – our charism of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Catherine McAuley. The college is thriving at its temporary inner-city campus [...]

Special Character Celebrated At Marian College 2017-09-19T16:04:50+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

Uni Lasalle: Tertiary Students Return to Assist Lasallian Schools

Denis Tutake, Former Campus Minister and Peter Autagavaia, Vice President Uni Lasalle Uni Lasalle is a group of former Lasallian students attending tertiary institutes in Auckland who aim to re-ignite and live by the Lasallian values of Faith, Service and Community at the tertiary level. The Lasallian charism is commonly active amongst the three Lasallian [...]

Uni Lasalle: Tertiary Students Return to Assist Lasallian Schools 2017-10-11T08:15:35+00:00

Challenging the Secular/Humanist Path

Colin McLeod, Director NCRS  Don’t be frightened of teaching young people our Catholic message, because if we don’t answer their deep questions you can be sure that others will. One of the particularly challenging aspects of living in the digital age is that there are such strong voices for choosing a secular/humanist path over a [...]

Challenging the Secular/Humanist Path 2017-09-19T16:11:11+00:00
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