1306, 2022

Work of the Board – Governance Framework available

June 13th, 2022|NZCEO, School News|

Our office is frequently asked for advice on board policies, their content, the number required and the difference between governance and management.  In response, NZCEO have been working alongside New Zealand School Trustee Association (NZSTA) to adapt their governance framework to reflect the objectives and legal requirements of Catholic [...]

2303, 2022

Gallagher partners with New Zealand Catholic Education Office to protect what matters most

March 23rd, 2022|APIS, Media Release, NZCEO|

Leading security manufacturer, Gallagher, has entered into a long-term collaborative agreement with the New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) as a major sponsor to help support and promote the aspirations of future generations within the Catholic and wider integrated schools’ sector that NZCEO serve. Click here to download the Media Release. [...]

608, 2021

Essential Property Maintenance Package (EPMP)

August 6th, 2021|APIS, Media Release, NZCEO, School News|

APIS is currently working through the details of the Essential Property Maintenance Package (EPMP) and all guidelines, FAQ’s process documents and application forms will be found on the EPMP page. For all enquiries please email Go to to read more

705, 2021

Catholic Schools Day 29 Sept 2021

May 7th, 2021|Media Release|

Catholic Schools Day 2021 was another opportunity to celebrate the taonga of Catholic education for which we are kaitiaki. Check out the Catholic Schools Day page for more information, resources and ideas. We will be uploading information to this page over the next few months as we prepare to [...]

1902, 2021

Catholic Professional Learning and Formation Symposium Series

February 19th, 2021|Media Release, School News|

NZCEO are pleased to make available recordings of the 2021 Symposium Series—a programme of three online symposia focusing on matters of interest to Catholic educationalists. Click here to download the symposium flyer >> Click here to view the Certification hours for participating in the NZCEO Symposium Series 2021 [...]

802, 2021

Catholic Special Character Conversations Starters – A Reflective Toolkit

February 8th, 2021|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

In January 2018 the New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) published the Catholic Character Elaborations: Standards for the Teaching Profession to work alongside the Teaching Councils’ Standards for the Teaching Profession. NZCEO have now developed a series of reflective toolkits, differentiated for the varying roles and responsibilities that faith leaders and teachers [...]

1008, 2020

Dr Kevin Shore is new CEO of Catholic Education Office

August 10th, 2020|APIS, CEO Blog, Media Release, NZCEO|

Dr Kevin Shore has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the NZ Catholic Education Office, replacing Mr Paul Ferris QSM, who is retiring at a date to be set later this year. Dr Shore will be Chief Executive of both NZCEO and the Association of Proprietors of [...]

608, 2020

NZCEO have launched a facebook page

August 6th, 2020|Media Release, NZCEO|

NZCEO have launched a facebook page Our website will continue to have the resources and information that you need to lead your faith based communities but our new Facebook page will contain good news stories and updated information to support your governance or leadership. It will provide us with [...]

608, 2020

David Wells reflects on Covid-19

August 6th, 2020|Media Release, School News|

David Wells reflects on Covid-19 David Wells is a writer and speaker with more than 30 years’ experience in Catholic education and was a keynote speaker at the 2018 New Zealand Catholic Education Convention. David has produced four 10-minute videos reflecting on the disruption COVID-19 has caused to individuals [...]

1206, 2020

Help UNESCO set the global agenda on the issues you care about!

June 12th, 2020|Media Release|

UNESCO is launching an unprecedented public survey to gain insights into global sentiment on the major challenges that threaten peace around the world today and the solutions needed to address them. The results will assist UNESCO in setting the global agenda on these issues over the next decade [...]

612, 2019

Nikki Kaye’s Press Release – Court action looming over state integrated schools

December 6th, 2019|APIS, Media Release, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update, School News|

Court action looming over state integrated schools The Government’s recent school infrastructure announcement excludes State Integrated Schools which they believe breaches their agreement with the Crown, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. “Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said State Integrated Schools can use attendance dues to modernise or upgrade their [...]

2210, 2019

Congratulations to Students and Teachers

October 22nd, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

St Kevin's College, Oamaru won the Schick Secondary Schools National Basketball Premier A competition with a win over Dunstan High School 68-50.  The A competition is for schools with smaller rolls. Baradene College, Auckland, defended their NZSS Girls Premier Lotto title they won last by beating Hillcrest High School, Hamilton 3-0. Jamie Kestle, Francis [...]

2210, 2019

Holy Family School, Porirua win at Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards

October 22nd, 2019|NZCEO, School News|

Holy Family School, Porirua win the 'Excellence in Engaging' section at the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards held in the Beehive. Whānau and family engagement, and capacity building have been at the forefront for Holy Family School for the past four years.  The school has identified multiculturalism as one its [...]

2210, 2019

Education News

October 22nd, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

ALL-OF-GOVERNMENT CONTRACT All State and State-integrated schools are eligible to join All-of-Government (AoG) contracts. Over 800 schools are already using one or more contracts. The contracts cover a number of goods and services, including: • IT hardware • Electricity • Print services • Office supplies • Banking services • Reticulated [...]

609, 2019

Education News

September 6th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

PRIME MINISTER'S VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has launched the Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award. The award aims to raise the status of vocational study and recognise the achievements of students excelling in vocational education. The award  award and $2000 prize money can be presented to the top [...]

3007, 2019

Policy Update

July 30th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

A NEW WAY TO DELIVER LEARNING SUPPORT New Zealanders want an education system where all children and young people can take part in education and can learn and achieve, whatever their needs or differences. One in five children and young people need some kind of learning support. The Learning Support [...]

3007, 2019

Congratulations to Students and Teachers

July 30th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

St Mary's College, Auckland: Taumaia Malolo, Danika Manse and Tyler  Tevagawho have been named in the Samoa U16 Girls Basketball team, which will compete in the FIBA Asia Championship. Marian College, Christchurch: Brie Ellen Harding and the Canterbury Baby Hawks placed second at the world Softball Championships.  Kate Taylor has been [...]

2806, 2019

Congratulations to Students and Teachers

June 28th, 2019|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

  Chelsea Oliver, Baradene College Baradene College, Auckland:   Chelsea Oliver, been selected in the NZ Women's Youth Water Polo team.  Caitlin Potter (Y10) has been chosen to represent NZ at the Dance World Cup. Katie Bull (Y12) and Jenna Whiteman (Y10) Hip Hop troupe won a Gold Medal [...]

3005, 2019

Congratulations to Students and Teachers

May 30th, 2019|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

Kate Vernal, Baradene College Baradene College, Auckland: Vika Koloto has been selected for the NZSS Netball team. Lucy Burrell has been selected in the NZ rowing Junior Team which will compete in the World Championships in Tokyo.  Emily Carr and Kate Vernal recently played in the NZ U18 [...]

2205, 2019

St Francis Xavier School, Dunedin, Centenary Celebration

May 22nd, 2019|NZCEO, School News|

St Francis Xavier School, Dunedin is calling all past and present pupils, families and teachers to help celebrate 100 years of their fantastic school community. This fabulous school is celebrating on Labour Weekend 25th-26th October 2019. Registrations are now open, for more information email or check out their facebook [...]

1804, 2019

Catholic Schools Day 2019

April 18th, 2019|NZCEO, Publications, School News|

We are excited to share messages of support from Cardinal John Dew and Minister Salesa in the lead up to Catholic Schools Day. We recently emailed a pack of resources for this event and will include digital copies again below. Click on each item to open a downloadable digital file: [...]

804, 2019

Catholic Support Group for the Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care – Newsletter

April 8th, 2019|NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update, Publications|

Te Rōpū Tautoko Catholic Support Group for the Royal Commission in Abuse in State Care has released its first newsletter. To read the newsletter please Click Here.

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