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Schools

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.

Schools

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

Teachers

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.

Students

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

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 (14-20 September 2014) will focus on Catholic social teaching.

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Youth at LifeTeen, Kilbirnie, Wellington having a bakeathon as part of the 'Sweat It' Caritas Challenge.

Caritas Challenge

Thank you to all those who participated with such enthusiasm and generosity this year. We are delighted with the response, over 6,000 people took part and $65,000 was raised for our programmes in Solomon Islands. 

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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 was: Open up a horizon of hope taken from Pope Francis' Homily at his Inauguration Mass, 19 March 2013.

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Tobias Girod and Maisy Start Walter of Campion College, Gisborne won the Year 11-13 section with their song, Hide and Seek.

Singout4Justice

The winners of the 2014 Singout4Justice song writing competition are Jessica Hannah Rogers with her song, Waiting and Maisy Start Walter and Tobias Girod for their song, Hide and Seek. The theme was 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 participate in an exercise that uses a bottle of water to provide light during 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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