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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. http://www.caritas.org.nz/state-environment.  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 [...]

1909, 2017

St Joseph’s School and Their Very Special Faith Community

September 19th, 2017|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

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 [...]

1909, 2017

Uni Lasalle: Tertiary Students Return to Assist Lasallian Schools

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

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 [...]

1909, 2017

Challenging the Secular/Humanist Path

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

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 [...]

1909, 2017

Curriculum at St Teresa’s Karori

September 19th, 2017|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal   At St Teresa's School Karori, Wellington we set about designing a vibrant and responsive curriculum that explicitly communicates what we are about as a Catholic school. Our driving force was our belief that: our Catholic Character, through our school's Mission, Vision and Gospel Values, must motivate [...]

1909, 2017

School and Parish – Evangelisation Initiatives

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

Here are some of the initiatives being put in place by schools round the country. Life in the school also means life in the parish, so whānau new to the school are welcomed at the next school/parish Mass by the whole faith community, parish priest and principal. They are presented [...]

1909, 2017

Excellence as a Value, as Used By St Teresa’s School Karori, Wellington

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

Mary-Angela Tombs, Principal     We talk about excellence as being the best you can be, as Jesus was, for example below: excellence is not about getting everything right - it's about making mistakes and learning from them, and being fully present in the moment - Peter's attempts to walk [...]

1909, 2017

Our ‘New’ Pedagogy – as it relates to Religious Education at Our Lady of Kāpiti School

September 19th, 2017|Classroom Views, NZCEO, School News|

Martin Elms Principal, Maria Higgison Deputy Principal Pedagogy, the method and practice of teaching, is always evolving. Currently the trend is towards modern or innovative learning practices, in open, multi-use teaching spaces.  The truth is, that the staff at Our Lady of Kāpiti School have been implementing modern learning practices [...]

608, 2017

Sporting Congratulations

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Integrated Schools’ Sporting  Achievements August 2017 Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei: D’Artagnan Gould has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 10th World Karate Federation Youth Cup in Croatia. Ciara Smith was selected by the New Zealand Olympic Committee into the NZ Youth Commonwealth Team to compete in swimming at [...]

608, 2017

Policy Update

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Reminder to Boards of Trustees about GovTalks  NZSTA has a Govtalks website dedicated to useful videos for school Boards of Trustees. Board members are encouraged to visit the site. Click here for more information  http://www.govtalks.co.nz/leadership?videopage=2 “Tagged” Positions in Integrated Schools Proprietors, Boards of Trustees and Principals are reminded that S65 and S66 [...]

608, 2017

School News Update

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

A Recent Book for Parents New Zealand Secondary Schools and Your Child, a Guide for Parents by Bali Haque, a leading New Zealand educator, has just been published by Bateman Press, and is available in bookshops. It is a sensible and clear guide, and is worth drawing to the [...]

608, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Otago, Southland Regions: Holy Family School, Wanaka: See Nat Warburton’s interview on Seven Sharp www.facebook.com/sevensharp/videos/10155577618537268/ Kavanagh College, Dunedin: Kieran Kelly won first prize in the NEWZATS Cleveland Junior Award for Musical Theatre and Contemporary Solo Singing. Deputy Head Boy Niko Cockerill represented Dunedin as an 'Aspiring Leader' at a [...]

608, 2017

Recent Publications from ERO

August 6th, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Year 9 Plus 2016 – the first year (Year 9), is a report on this initiative to improve the chances of educational success of one cohort of students.  http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/year-9-plus-2016-the-first-year-year-9/ Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity in NZ Schools and Early Learning Services.  http://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-in-nz-schools-and-early-learning-services School trustees booklet: helping you ask the right [...]

2507, 2017

Connecting with Millennials

July 25th, 2017|APIS, CEO Blog, NZCEO|

In her book, It’s About Learning, Louise Stoll tells the story of a parent who laments the change in the pedagogy associated with spelling. She complains to her child’s teacher and says, “Why can’t we learn to spell the way I did by using rote learning?”  The teacher looks at the [...]

1905, 2017

Taonga

May 19th, 2017|APIS, CEO Blog, NZCEO|

As a young person I was raised by parents who saw it as their right and duty to define the beliefs and values that we would take into our adult life. On this basis they chose our religion and they made it clear what our politics should be. They believed [...]

105, 2017

Policy Update

May 1st, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

Passage of Education (Update) Amendment Bill into Law The Education (Update) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 11 May 2017. The Private Schools Conditional Integration Act 1975 is now subsumed into this Act as Part 33. The Ministry of Education and APIS will work to provide appropriate [...]

105, 2017

Congratulations to Schools and Individuals

May 1st, 2017|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

Dame Georgina Kingi, Principal St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College, Napier, who was made a Dame Companion of the Order of New Zealand for services to Maori and education, in the New Year Honours. The honour recognises her decades of work championing quality education and teaching te reo and tikanga [...]

2704, 2017

Embracing Our Modern Learning Environment

April 27th, 2017|NZCEO, School News|

Holy Cross Catholic School, Papatoetoe Holy Cross Catholic School Papatoetoe is embracing the opportunity to deliver an engaging curriculum in an innovative learning space. The space was created by removing walls which originally separated three traditional classrooms. It was further accentuated by the addition of an expansive user-friendly deck which [...]