Catholic Special Character Review & Development

Catholic Special Character Review and Development

In order to reassure the Proprietor that schools have appropriate systems in place to deliver education with a Catholic Special character the New Zealand Bishops have put in place a process for review and development.PK7P1593

Catholic Special Character Review and Development 2007 (pdf)

Catholic Special Character Review and Development 2007 (Word Doc)

Catholic Special Character Annual Self Review

Boards of Trustees are required to conduct an annual Catholic Special Character review based on the key dimensions of Catholic Community, Te Iwi Whanui Katorika, Pastoral Care, Manaakitanga and Religious Education Te Whakaakoranga Whakapono. Data needs to be gathered from teachers, students, parents and members of the Board of Trustees.  The self-review process should lead to an action plan for development. At least one Catholic Special Character goal should be included in the annual plan.The Key Dimensions, focus areas and examples of indicators can be found in the document Catholic Special Character Review and Development,  Ahuatanga Katorika Kaupapa Arotake me te Ahu Whakamua (as per link above)

Proprietor Appointees Annual Report

Proprietor Appointees are responsible for providing an annual report to the Proprietor at the end of each year.   This report is based on the Catholic Special Character self-review undertaken during the year.

Proprietor Appointees Annual Report – Primary

Proprietor Appointees Annual Report – Secondary


External Reviews – Schedule for External Review

Every 4 years for both secondary and primary schools an external review is carried out by mandated Diocesan Reviewers to verify that the school has appropriate systems in place for the delivery of effective Catholic education.  The review is based on the key dimensions and focus areas of the Catholic Special Character Review and Development format.  A written report is provided for the School and the Proprietor following the External Review visit.

Schedule of External Review School visits – Primary and Secondary 2016 – 2019

See pages  9 – 14  and pages 23 – 37 of The Catholic Special Character Review and Development document 2007


Charter, Strategic and Annual Plan

The Charter, which should include a long term Strategic Plan and an Annual Plan should show how the school will provide education with a Catholic Special Character.  The planning should cover the Board of Trustee’s direction, objectives, priorities and targets for Catholic Special Character.  The Proprietor must be consulted in the development of the Charter and Strategic Plan.

See Part 2.4  Handbook for Boards of Trustees