Teacher Resources

Twilight All Saints All Souls Origins


Up Coming Dates

DRS Meetings

Thursday 15th June 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Central Otago
Thursday 22nd June 2:00

Term 3

August Friday 11 - Sunday 13
Bishop's Shield Kavanagh College

22nd September The Gathering

David Haas
11th October, Holy Name
Details see Liturgy Resource under What We Offer tab

DRS Term 4
Thursday 9th Nov 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Thursday 16th Nov 2:00
Central Otago
Thursday 23rd Nov 2:00

Suzanne Aubert

Resources for schools

Also known as Mother Aubert, was born and raised in France into a middle class family. She developed a great love for the poor by taking food to them. Her grandmother taught her that the face of Christ can be seen in the faces of the poor, and that it was a privilege to serve them.

At the age of 19 Suzanne Aubert heard Bishop Pompallier speak in Lyon, and responded to his request for missionaries to go to New Zealand. Her father had not allowed her to become a religious in her late teens, and by leaving home she was breaking the promise she had made to her father to stay at home until she was 25.

Pompallier taught Aubert and the other missionaries Maori on the way to New Zealand. She became fluent and wrote a Maori dictionary and prayer book.

In France Aubert had learnt chemistry and botany from a relative. When she arrived in New Zealand she used this knowledge to make remedies for healing. She eventually won the respect of the Maori people, who shared their own knowledge with her.

This is just the start of the story.
Find much more online, both in NZ government and Catholic web serches. This is a good one http://suzanneaubert.co.nz/

"Set Apart" - a collection of fibre art quilts by New Zealand artist Merrilyn George. Inspired by the life of Suzanne Aubert - New Zealand's Saint in the making.

Bishop Colin speaks for  Suzanne Aubert

Dunedin 11th October

13th June
St Anthony of Padua

18th June Corpus Christi
The Body of Christ

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

Prayers for the Feast of Corpus Christi

23rd June Feast of the Sacred Heart

24th June Nativity of John the Baptist


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2017 Pope's Prayer Network Calendar
Maori Glossary

Teacher's Quick Reference Guide
Teacher's User Guide
Time allocation for Religious Education

Faith Facts Term Two
Some Faith Facts Term 2 2017
Fiat Facts Term 2 2017

Church Strand
Prayer - Introduce the Church-Strand
REV CHURCH Key Concepts
Church Year Level Focus Statements
CHURCH Key Competencies
Church Achievement Objectives
Ideas for teaching the Church Strand

Sacrament Strand
Sacrament Year Level Focus Statements
SACRAMENT - Staff Meeting
Key Concepts - SACRAMENT
Sacrament Achievement Objectives
Sacraments Game Board
Sacraments Directions
Sacrament Cards
Symbol and Ritual worksheet

Virtues and Values in Brief
Virtues and Value CEO
How to say the Angelus
Writing Prayers

Useful RE Links

TCI     http://www.tci.ac.nz/


New Zealand Catholic Education Office http://nzceo.catholic.org.nz/

Faith Alive http://www.faithalive.org.nz/ 

Faith Central http://www.faithcentral.co.nz/

Faith Journey Website NCRS Brilliant!

Religious Studies Teacher Association of Aotearoa New Zealand RSTAANZ  http://www.rstaanz.org.nz/

Certification handbook http://www.tci.ac.nz/ncrs/31-abouttci/ncrs/216-certification

Auckland Catholic Schools Office and Strand Resources

Hamilton Dioceses RE Page

Preparation Material and Liturgy Outlines

Busted Halo clips that appeal to older children.


Butterfly Music