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 deal with all aspects of [...]
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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 Act NZCEO is still working with the [...]
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 NZ National Primary Language Literature [...]
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 young people with additional learning [...]
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 students. Did You Know? [...]
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 Approved TCI is congratulated on [...]
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 Distinction in the ICAS (Australasian) [...]
“The Lord hears the cry of the poor, blessed be the poor.” I heard this antiphon at mass recently and it continued to resonate throughout the following week. If we are his hands how are we hearing the cry of the poor? It occurred to me that if we were really determined to model for [...]
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 the Youth Commonwealth Games in [...]
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 in the PSCI Act are [...]