Category: Wel-com

Book Review: The Rosminian Mission: Sowers of the Second Spring

WelCom March 2018: By John Michael Hill IC Published by Gracewing, 2017 Reviewed by David Mullin Fr Michael Hill IC, a Dunedin-based member of the Institute of Charity (also known as the Rosminians), presents The Rosminian Mission Sowers of the Second Spring. The origin of the book is pitched in the preface as, simply, another story

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New Principal’s Vision

WelCom March 2018: Steve Bryan began his new appointment as principal of St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie, at the beginning of this year. Mr Bryan was previously the principal of Sacred Heart College, Napier. ‘The vision of excellence is very important to me,’ he says. ‘A significant part of this vision is the Catholic world view, values and

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New Document for Religious Education Curriculum

WelCom March 2018: The National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) has introduced a new curriculum guide. The Religious Education Bridging Document (REBD) aims to support teachers of the New Zealand religious education curriculum at New Zealand Catholic primary schools and Years 7 and 8 of some Catholic secondary schools. It is being introduced in the first

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Catholic College Dux and Special Character Awards 2017 and Student Leaders 2018

WelCom March 2018: Diocese of Palmerston North Sacred Heart College, Napier     Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth   Cullinane College, Whanganui   St Peter’s College, Palmerston North   Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth   St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College, Napier   St John’s College, Hastings   Hāto Pāora College, Feilding Archdiocese of Wellington

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Compassion Scholarships

WelCom March 2018: Trish Tuthill Suzanne Aubert knew the importance of tertiary education for young people. In 1992 – the Centennial Year of the Sisters of Compassion – the congregation established The Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarship Grant. Since then, many students have benefitted from the grant and have gained national recognition in their respective professional careers.

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Vinnies help out after Cyclone Gita

WelCom March 2018: Angeline O’Connor On Tuesday night, 20 February, Cyclone Gita hammered Titahi Bay Beach and boat sheds. The next day, St Pius X School’s Young St Vincent de Paul group, run by Amanda Jo, spent their lunch hour baking savoury muffins and chocolate brownies for the boat-shed owners and clean-up crew. The students were

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Nano Nagle – helping children

WelCom March 2018: Hope is such a necessary part of life. Where better to get this hope than through a Christian education, where the ultimate hope is in God. Mike Bunt In a troubled world it is of great hope to know the demand for children to be educated at a Catholic school is strong. However,

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Modern learning place for St Anthony’s

WelCom March 2018: At St Anthony’s School, Seatoun on 6 December last year, Cardinal John Dew blessed and opened an earthquake strengthened and completely refurbished senior school block. Named ‘He Atawhai’ (Kindness and Mercy) the block is the result of the old parish hall being converted as part of the project. It is now a modern

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Recognition for work with refugee resettlement

WelCom March 2018: Dave Olivier, Director Wellington Catholic Social Services, accepted a plaque from NZ Red Cross, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Wellington and the many volunteers who have helped with refugee resettlement. This work of the Wellington Catholic and Anglican dioceses was recognised by NZ Red Cross at a function last month. Mr Olivier acknowledged

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New refugee programme

WelCom March 2018: The government announced on 26 January 2018 four community-based organisations chosen to be the first in New Zealand to sponsor refugees under a new pilot programme. The programme is called Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (CORS). The four organisations are Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand; the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Nelson; South West

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