The Board and staff of the New Zealand Catholic Education Office extend a warm welcome to you and invite you to attend the 2024 Catholic Education Convention.
The 2024 Convention will bring together Catholic educators, Bishops, priests, school trustees and a range of others associated with our national Catholic education system.
Our Catholic schools make up 8.1% of the total schooling provision for New Zealand children. We educate some 65,600 students. It is a high achieving sector aligned with the mission of the Church. At the Convention we will have the opportunity to be strengthened by our sense of community and renewed in our sense of mission.
The theme of the Convention is: Tūhono Whakapono: Together, one faith community.
Our baptism brings us into te whānau whakapono, and through this we become a child of God and part of the Catholic faith community. Tūhono Whakapono: Together (as) one faith community we establish links, make connections and relate to our sisters and brothers in Christ, who through the shared experience of baptism are kin. As members of te whānau whakapono we have responsibilities and obligations to each other, the wider community, and the created world.
A range of international and local speakers will support and challenge us.
Meeting and sharing with colleagues from other schools will complete the Convention experience.
NZCEO values your work in our schools and looks forward to sharing this time together. It is a time for Boards to say thank you to the staff who work tirelessly throughout the year.
I am confident you will enjoy Convention 2024 and look forward to welcoming you and sharing the experience together.
Chief Executive Officer