The New Zealand Catholic Education Office is the office of the New Zealand Council of Proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools. It also serves the educational requirements of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' Conference. It assists the Conference and the proprietors of Catholic Integrated schools in their mission of providing Catholic education.
The New Zealand Council of Proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools has set up a Limited Liability Company to run its office. The staff of the office are responsible on a day to day basis to the Board of Directors of the Company. Members of the New Zealand Council of Proprietors of Catholic Integrated Schools are the shareholders of the Company.
The Office works with schools and diocesan educational bodies to promote a full understanding of Catholic education.
It liaises with the Government, Departments of State and a wide range of other organisations on matters relating to Catholic Integrated schools and New Zealand education generally.
It also acts as the Secretariat for the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS) which represents proprietors of all New Zealand's Integrated Schools. The Government recognises the Association as the official negotiating body for matters affecting Integrated Schools in general. Integrated Schools are schools within the State system of education which have a special character. This is normally of a religious nature or one which reflects a particular educational philosophy.
The New Zealand Catholic Education Office welcomes enquiries about its services. You are invited to contact us.