News 2018-03-05T11:46:16+00:00
2603, 2018

Pope Francis on the Importance of Education

March 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of ‘The Gonzagan’, the weekly newsletter of St. Aloysius’ College, Milson Point, NSW, 14 June 2013 (Link to newsletter) Pope Francis on the Importance of Education Pope Francis met with students and teachers from Italian and Albanian Jesuit schools in Rome in June 2013. At the sight of [...]

2603, 2018

Congratulations to Schools, Teachers and Students

March 26th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

1503, 2018

The value of cultural diversity

March 15th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of The Spinoff Parents ( Link here Photo supplied by NZCEO A mum begs Pasifika and Māori parents and friends to join the school board The only Pasifika woman on a school board talks about the dangers of a lack of diversity – and makes a plea for [...]

1403, 2018

Stop the Traffik

March 14th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

303, 2018

Catholic Schools Roll Report

March 3rd, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

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 [...]

2802, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

February 28th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

2802, 2018

Students taking coding seriously at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Wellington

February 28th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News, Uncategorised|

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. [...]

2802, 2018

Reading together at St Joseph’s School Otahuhu – videos available

February 28th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

802, 2018

Teachers Retreat 2018

February 8th, 2018|School News, Uncategorised|

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 [...]

2601, 2018

The Catholic Elaborations on the Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession

January 26th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

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 [...]

2601, 2018

Comments on the Inaugural Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership

January 26th, 2018|Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Principals and teachers enrolled in the Australian Catholic University's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture (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 [...]

2501, 2018

Can schools meet the promise of continuous improvement?

January 25th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

Article courtesy of Phi Delta Kappan (; 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 [...]

1212, 2017

Stepping Up As A Parent

December 12th, 2017|APIS, CEO Blog, NZCEO|

A recent speech by a Dunedin Principal, which challenged parents to “step up” in their parenting and not leave so much for schools to do, met with much support and media attention. The Principal of Kings High School, Dunedin, said that it was unreasonable for parents to expect schools to [...]

2911, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

November 29th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

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 [...]

2911, 2017

School News Update

November 29th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

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 [...]

2911, 2017

Policy Update

November 29th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline 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 [...]

2510, 2017

NZCEO’s New Principals Programme

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

2510, 2017

Policy Update

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Updated Documentation as a Result of the Replacement of the PSCI Act  Review and updating of documents containing references to Part 33 of the Education Act 1989, which has subsumed the material in the PSCI Act, is almost complete. Information will be provided as soon as possible. New TCI Qualifications [...]

2510, 2017

School News Update

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update, School News|

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 [...]

2510, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

October 25th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

1909, 2017

Special Character Celebrated At Marian College

September 19th, 2017|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

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 [...]