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Caritas helps teachers and students think about questions of social justice, peace and development - and to act justly in a global world. Access the schools information you need here.

Lent resources are available from our Lent in schools page.


Challenge 2000 participants with Cardinal John Dew in Wellington.

Caritas Challenge

Caritas Challenge 2015 was held 27-28 March. This year the focus is on the Philippines and how to Build Back Better following natural disasters which have caused widespread destruction in the country.

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Justice Leadership Days

Early each year Caritas facilitates whole-day workshops around the country for secondary students responsible for raising awareness of justice and peace issues among their peers. Our next Justice Leadership Days wil be held in February 2016. Details will be posted here closer to the time.

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Congratulations to the winners of the 6th annual SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition, and well done to all those who took part.

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A family in Davao Oriental, Philippines outside thier house which was built by Caritas following Typhoon Bopha in 2012.

Lent in schools

For Lent 2015 the theme is Light a fire in the heart of the world taken from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

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Teacher and students from St John's College, Hastings on a field trip to Caritas office, Wellington.


Caritas supports teachers by providing resources and information, and being available to visit schools.

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Primary students at Sacred Heart School, Dunedin.


Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help us. Get answers to key areas of concern.

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St Joseph's Technical College in Hapai, Tonga was damaged by Cyclone Ian in January 2014.

Mufti Mania Days

Last year Mufti Mania was held on Friday 4 July. Each year the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals Association (NZCPPA) organises a Mufti Mania Day to raise money for poor and vulnerable communities. Since 2007 they have partnered with Caritas to support a project.

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Children getting free food from the Fullfill van in Rotorua.

Social Justice in schools

Social Justice Week in 2014 focussed on Catholic social teaching.

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On Holy Ground

On Holy Ground provides a new resource each year for schools to celebrate, respect and protect God's creation. The resource is timed for release in late September, in honour of the feastday of St Francis of Assisi (4 October).

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Students at St Patrick's School, Greymouth raise money for Caritas through a St Patrick's Day mufti-day.

Fundraising in schools

Caritas has a range of ideas and materials to help primary and secondary schools raise funds.

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A selection of Caritas school resources.

Resources for schools

Caritas provides a range of resources for schools to educate for justice, promote action and encourage fundraising.

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