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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.



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Social Justice Week

Social Justice Week runs from Sunday 13th September until Saturday 19th September. This year's focus is family poverty in New Zealand.

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Caritas Challenge 2016 - Wellington

Caritas Challenge

In 2016 the Caritas Challenge will be launched around the country on the weekend of 1-2 April and will run 1 April - 15 May. Groups can choose a date within these six weeks to hold their Caritas Challenge event. This year the focus is on our development work in Cambodia.

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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.

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Devon Wogan performing her winning song at the Catholic Education Convention in Wellington.


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 2016 the theme is Hear the cry of the earth and the poor taken from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si'.

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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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Takwa Primary School, Auki, Solomon Islands.

Mufti Mania

Each year the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals' Association (NZCPPA) organises a Mufti Mania day to raise money for poor and vulnerable communities.

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Guide to Caritas

The booklet, A guide to Caritas for schools, for teachers as a quick reference to Caritas and the work that we do.

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Parihaka and Warawara schools resources

As part of our tangata whenua workstream we have developed two teachers resources in consultation with Māori communities.

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St Joseph's Fairlie present Michael Stewart of Caritas with a cheque for the Nepal earthquake response.

Fundraising in schools

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

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