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 time and creativity to ensure that we had the best possible liturgies, and the best possible presenters.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

Photos and recordings of keynote presentations will be added to this page as they come available. Let us know if you have any questions: nzceooffice@nzceo.org.nz.

Ngā manaakitanga

Paul Ferris
Chief Executive Officer
June 2018


Our warm congratulations to those awarded a Laureate or Tertiary Teaching Award. Our thanks for their work toward Catholic education in New Zealand.

The Laureate Award recipients at the 2018 Catholic Education Convention were:

Linda McQuade (citation)

Sir Br Patrick Lynch (citation)

Sr Jan Ogilvy (citation)

Susan Apáthy (citation)

The Tertiary Teaching Award recipients at the 2018 Catholic Education Convention were:

Br Kieran Fenn (citation)

Catherine Gibbs (citation)

Dr Elizabeth Julian (citation)

Dr Elizabeth Snedden (citation)

Seminar Presentations

A number of seminar presenters have kindly allowed us to share a PDF copy of their presentations. These are available below, click on the seminar title to access.

Session D

Hokianga–Where it all Began, Monica Johnson and Stateira D’Souza

Dealing With Conflict: Hammers or Harmony? Brenda Mauger

A Beginner’s Guide to Running a Caritas Challenge Event, Michael Stewart and Gemma Sinnott

Parents – First Educators in Faith, Chris Duthie-Jung and Annie Benefeld

Religious Studies Teachers’ Association of Aotearoa NZ, Colin MacLeod and Philomena Clare

Change the World: Evangelism in the 21st Century, Brendan Malone and Danny Kettola

Keynote Presentations

Fr Daniel Horan

Prof Br David Hall

David Wells

Projection Image

Our thanks to Streamliner, who created the projection image used during the plenary session. We’ve been asked by a number of people to share them and they are available for download here.

Fish Image zipfile (green and blue)

Fish Image zipfile (with cross)


Our thanks to Frank Wafer, Archdiocese of Wellington and Annette Scullion, WelCom for their photography.