1901, 2024

Governance Video Resources

January 19th, 2024|Media Release|

Welcome to the launch of a series of governance video resources for Catholic state-integrated school boards.  These short video resources have been designed to provide an overview of what is unique about Catholic school boards. As stewards of faith-based education, the board has the unique challenge and responsibility to [...]

1411, 2022

NZCEO Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education 2024

November 14th, 2022|Media Release, NZCEO, School News|

Each year the New Zealand Catholic Education Office (NZCEO) makes a significant financial contribution to supporting the development of Catholic teachers in leadership and the teaching of Religious Education. The Board of NZCEO has generously allocated a limited fund to provide scholarships for teachers and aspiring leaders and those [...]

1810, 2022

Induction for Catholic State Integrated School Governance

October 18th, 2022|Media Release|

Welcoming new board members An induction plan helps to bring new board members up to speed as quickly as possible. The aim should be a seamless transition where effective governance continues, irrespective of a change in who sits around the board table. Are you new to [...]

1703, 2023

Death of Geoffrey Thomas Ricketts

March 17th, 2023|Media Release, NZCEO, School News|

I am writing to acknowledge the sad news that Geoff Ricketts, Chair of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office, died on Friday 10 March. This was devastating news for those of us who have had the privilege of serving with him and both the Board and staff (both past [...]

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 [...]

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