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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.


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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Children in class at Pangai primary school in Ha'apai. Their teacher Soane teaches his students how to survive in a tsunami.

Mufti Mania Days

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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Schools Social Justice Week 2013

Social Justice in schools

Social Justice Week (8-14 September 2014) will focus on Catholic social teaching this year.

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Boy in Solomon Islands.

Caritas Challenge

The Caritas Challenge is an annual event aimed at schools and youth groups to build solidarity with those living in poverty or injustice. It offers hands-on experiences that are fun and informative, while raising funds.

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Doubtful Sound reflection

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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Maria with her grandmother in Auki, Solomon Islands.

Lent in schools

For Lent 2014 the theme is: Open up a horizon of hope taken from Pope Francis' Homily at his Inauguration Mass, 19 March 2013.

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Singout4justice banner 2014


The theme for the 2014 Singout4Justice song writing competition is Open your eyes and see the need.

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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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Students at Sacred Heart College, New Plymouth taking part in a Justice Leadership Day.

Justice Leadership Days

Caritas facilitates whole-day workshops around the country for secondary students responsible for raising awareness of justice and peace issues among their peers.

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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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