407, 2019

Tapasā Video Resources

July 4th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Publications|

The Teaching Council have released the following Tapasā videos. Tapasā is for all teachers and assists us to see how we can all support the learning and wellbeing of our Pacific students. Tapasā supports teachers’ collaboration- Our relational past and our reciprocal future Tapasā is for everyone - Tapasā navigates [...]

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 [...]

1406, 2019

Vacancy – Manager of the Catholic Education Office, Dunedin

June 14th, 2019|Policy/Guideline Update, Publications, School News|

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin is seeking an inspirational and visionary leader to support the Diocese and our Education leaders beginning January 2020.  The successful applicant will be a person of faith with a strong connection with the Catholic community. They will have proven leadership experience and an understanding of [...]

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, Policy/Guideline Update, 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, Policy/Guideline Update, 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|

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.

804, 2019

Preservation of Documents for the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

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

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions has issued a Notice regarding the Preservation of Documents that may be of relevance to the Royal Commission. Diocesan Offices will be communicating with Proprietors and schools regarding the following notice. To [...]

1803, 2019

Tomorrow’s Schools submission from APIS

March 18th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

APIS is sharing its response to the Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together report to all its stakeholders as a way of engaging with our Proprietors and Schools.  Our submission has focused on the potential challenges for integrated schools if changes are implemented. Please click here to read our letter. Please click [...]

1803, 2019

Condolences from Pope Francis

March 18th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Publications, School News|

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of life caused by the senseless acts of violence at two Mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks. [...]

1403, 2019

We need to listen to young people about climate change

March 14th, 2019|APIS, CEO Blog, NZCEO|

The following op-ed was written by Cardinal John and originally posted on, click here to link to the original article. OPINION: Young people are protesting on Friday about the slow pace of international action on climate change. We need to listen to them. Many decision-makers in the governments, businesses, community [...]

103, 2019

Policy Update

March 1st, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

STUDENT PRIVACY The Office of the Privacy Commissioner has asked us to share their Back to school FAQs, which provides guidance around student information. Link here. Example questions are: Can a school give student information to a DHB dental service? Can a school publish a child’s information? Can a school put parent [...]

103, 2019

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

March 1st, 2019|NZCEO, School News|

Pompallier Catholic College, Whangarei:  At the NZSS para-athlete event, Daniel Meyer won gold in the shot put.  He also won silver in the discus with a NZ record for his classification. St Francis Xavier Catholic School, Whangarei: Tamatea Davis, Keakealani Seve and Luka Roulston competed at the Waka Ama Nationals at Lake [...]

2801, 2019

Christmas Message of Hope from Bishop Charles Drennan

January 28th, 2019|APIS, NZCEO, School News|

"Faith shows us that beyond natural justice there is something more," says Bishop Charles Drennan Very occasionally the world seems united. We had that experience this year. People of every nation and culture focused on the same event: we waited with baited breath to see the outcome of [...]

1412, 2018

‘Return to Christmas’

December 14th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) is publishing a series of short videos in the lead up to Christmas inviting people to ‘Return to Christmas’. The clips were produced with the help of a few Wellington Catholic Primary Schools to help people rediscover the meaning of Christmas through the eyes of [...]

612, 2018

Aoraki: Journal for Catholic Education Professionals

December 6th, 2018|NZCEO, Publications|

Welcome to our new look Aoraki! One of the challenges in a busy world is to find articles that stimulate our interest in topics that give a breadth to the work we do in schools. This week, NZCEO has posted copies of its latest edition of Aoraki to all schools [...]

412, 2018

RSTAANZ Executive Committee

December 4th, 2018|APIS, Classroom Views, NZCEO|

The following have been elected on the Religious Studies Teachers Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RSTAANZ) Executive Committee for 2019-2020. Our congratulations and best wishes for them in their work: Andrew Murray (Sacred Heart Girls' College, New Plymouth) Vice President Colin MacLeod (National Centre for Religious Studies) Amjad Ali (Al-Madinah [...]

3011, 2018

Policy Update

November 30th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

TEACHING COUNCIL ELECTIONS A reminder that nominations for the new board of the Teaching Council open 23 November and close 25 January. Voters in seven teaching sectors will elect seven board members, one teacher and one principal from the primary and secondary sectors, one teacher and one leader from early [...]

2811, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

November 28th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Baredene College football team. Photo: NZ Secondary Schools Football. Baradene College, Auckland: won the Girls Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Hannah Pilley was co-Golden Boot recipient for the tournament and Most Valuable Player for the school. Sacred Heart College, Auckland: won the Boys Lotto Premier Tournament (football). Student Jack Duncan [...]

3010, 2018

Policy Update

October 30th, 2018|APIS, NZCEO, Policy/Guideline Update|

SCHOOL PAYMENT REQUESTS School payment requests may vary from school to school but there is no charge for education at a state integrated school for domestic students aged 5 – 19 years. Proprietors of integrated schools may charge attendance dues, which are enforceable, but the level of these must not [...]

2510, 2018

An Exciting and Important Opportunity for Catholic Schools

October 25th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

I-Can is an international project for children and young people from all over the world to meet the challenge of Laudato Si’: on care for our common home. The project is endorsed by Pope Francis, the Congregations for Catholic Education, and the OIEC (International Organisation for Catholic Education).  OIEC [...]

2410, 2018

Catholic Education Un-Conference 2019

October 24th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

Delegates enjoying Convention 2018 We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with teachers and leaders in Catholic education to hold a Catholic Education Un-Conference next year. Please mark your calendars, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July 2019 (second week of the holidays). This will be [...]

2410, 2018

Congratulations to Students & Teachers

October 24th, 2018|NZCEO, School News|

St Peter's College, Auckland: Angus Nicholson (Y9) has been selected in the NZ U15 Lacrosse team. Niko Jones has been named in the NZSS Rugby team to play Tonga, Australia Barbarians and Australian Schools. Leo Ngatai-Tafau has been named in the U18 NZ Maori Rugby Team. Semisi Tapa has been named in [...]