Tāku Paipera – Māori Bible for Children
A new children’s Bible in te reo Maori has recently been released, making it the only one of its kind in the world. For further information or to purchase a copy ($16.99) go to the Bible Society New Zealand here.
BPS Results Show Outstanding Progress in Education
A report on the progress of the Better Public Service (BPS) goals, shows that more than 80% of Pasifika 18 year olds achieved NCEA level 2 in 2016, up from 65.5% in 2011. The participation rate for children attending Early Childhood Education has shown an increase of 2% since 2011.
Education Council Revised Draft Standards Evaluation
The Education Council is congratulated on the consultation it has undertaken on the revised Draft Standards. The vast majority of those who responded on Question 1, whether the standards are fit for purpose across the diverse range and contexts of New Zealand teachers, were positive.
A Reminder to Send in Your School Newsletters
We would like to thank all those schools who regularly send in their school newsletters for us to read as it helps us to keep in touch. We read them with care and attention and take note of items of interest, congratulations and sporting and academic achievements and publish them in Lighting New Fires for all to see.
Zayed Future Energy Prize
Submissions are now being accepted for entries in the Global High School Category. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. You are invited to be a part of this vision and commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment. Submissions close 6th July 2017, for further information please visit here.
A Focus on Evangelisation
NZCEO has established a relationship with Catholic Youth Ministry Australia as a way of investigating strategies that would engage our secondary students more in the mission of the Church outside of school. Secondary colleges that have an interest in developing this idea in their college should feel free to contact Paul Ferris, CEO, to see if they can participate in a visit to Canberra later in the year.
Australian National Religious Symposium, 27–28 July 2017
This Symposium, to be held in Sydney, will explore the relationship between secularisation and religious education in Australian Catholic schools. For further information and details click here.