Catholic Education Office
Primary & Secondary Schools' Newsletter Term Two
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
Kia Ora and welcome back to Term Two.
I hope you had a restful Easter break with family and friends. We have a range of exciting initiatives and events throughout the Diocese which will involve you and your school.
Please find in this Newsletter:
- A reflection on Pope Francis' TED Talk
- Faith Facts for Term Two
- Principal & DRS Retreat Day
- Catholic Social Teaching and the Economy
- Collaboration in Education - What does it look like?
- Fortnightly Prayer Resource
- Tech in Catholic Schools
- CRSN TeachMeet
- NCEA Best Practice Workshop
- Draft Digital Resource for Years 7 & 8 Church Strand
This newsletter distributed across both Primary and Secondary Catholic Schools is a new initiative. We would value your feedback and feed forward on this combined newsletter so that we can improve it's content so as to meet your needs. Here is a feedback form for you to complete.
Jeremy & Cushla.
"Our Catholic pedagogy tells us that when a child walks into a school this child is someone created by God, for God, and these children are on a journey home to God".
Sister Clare Fitzgerald
Pope Francis TED Talk Staff Reflection
Faith Facts Term Two
Upcoming Event: Principal and DRS Retreat Day
Friday, June 16th, 9am-4pm
442 Durham Street North
Lunch provided. This retreat day is our DRS gathering for the term and as we did last year the presence of the Principal is important and valued.
Canterbury Religious Studies Network TeachMeet
NCEA Best Practice Workshop
During Term Two we are holding a Christchurch NCEA Best Practice Workshop. At this meeting we will discuss and share our ideas and resources around one standard from Religious Studies Levels 1 -3.
By completing the Form (below) we will determine what topic we will discuss and where the meeting will take place.
Catholic Social Teaching and the Economy
Collaboration in Education
A comment often repeated by teachers is their desire to look at and discuss their practice with teachers from different schools. This desire for purpose and collaboration extends beyond schools into society where:
2006 - 20% of work was collaborative & 80% down to the individual worker
2026 - the trend will be reversed.
Tech in Catholic Schools
Tech in Catholic Schools is a newsletter sent out each fortnight to discuss pedagogy and the implementation of digital tools. We present articles on G Suite and Office 365 platforms along with resources that you may find helpful for your Professional Development.
To access Tech in Catholic Schools Issue #3 click here.
Year 7 & 8 Church Strand Draft Digital Resource
We will be providing training workshops on:
* Monday 1st May 3:30 - 4:30 at St Francis of Assisi School
* Wednesday 3rd May 3:30 - 4:30 at Our Lady of the Assumption School
* Thursday 11th May 3:30 - 4:30 at St Joseph's School Timaru North
Check out a sample lesson below: