All posts by: Colin MacLeod

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Faith Central is ‘parked’ as we move to a new site. With the arrival of Tō Tātou Whakpono Our faith NCRS is no-longer supporting this valiant champion of a site for secondary RE. We’ll keep it live for several years yet so old favourites are not lost for teachers but, unfortunately, we can’t commit to […]

To Tātou Whakapono Our Faith The new RE curriculum for Aotearoa Catholic schools, was approved by the NZ bishops at the end of 2021. It is available in the NCRS area of Te Kupenga’s website:, along with the projected timeline for roll-out in schools. It’s an exciting phase of development and, especially within the […]

The National Centre for Religious Studies, developing an initiative from the Palmerston North Diocese, has produced a Sexuality Resource Grid Package (SRP) to help our schools navigate the teaching of human sexuality from a Catholic perspective (Framing Document 2019) and within the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Education in September 2020.   The Sexuality Resource […]

This site was launched early December 2020, and is a useful support for staff and students to delve into this wonderful document.

The NZ Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations has released a revised booklet to support promoting interfaith relations. 30 booklets have been sent to all Catholic secondary Schools to support the Year 12 World Religions unit and copies will also be available in dioceses and parishes after Easter in 2019.

Check out the “Gender Complexity” guidance resource for schools from NCRS.

NCRS in association with NZCEO have created a bank of over 50 small video clips for use in Catholic Schools with staff and students. The best place to view them is in the NCRS YouTube channel – Aotearoa Catholic – where they’re stored in playlists. Here’s an example:

In line with the newly developed teachers’ course on teaching human sexuality in Catholic schools – Having Life to the Full. Jn 10:10 – Check out the bank of resources created to support teachers in your delivery of sexuality education in our Catholic Secondary Schools.

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