TCI Graduation 2017

Published on 13th Dec, 2017

Nick Wilson

The Graduation Ceremony for The Catholic Institute of Aoatearoa New Zealand was held at the Cathedral in Wellington on Tues November 28.

We had a number of graduates from our diocese:

Dip. Religious Studies – Pastoral Ministry

Mary Bennett (PN)

Dip. Religious Studies – RE

Jane Dravitzki (PN)

Peter Hijazeen (Hastings)

Mel Davis (Napier)

Erica Stephens (Hawera)

Catechectical Studies

Emily Stevenson (New Plymouth)

Cert. Pastoral Ministry – Hospitals

Evelyn Churchill (Napier)

We had a number who had also finished their Masters in Educational Leadership.

Helen Dougherty (Whanganui)

Chris Gunn (PN)

Lida Penn-Reina (Whanganui)

A hearty congratulations to all our graduates for 2017.

Thanks also to our academic staff Rosalie Connors, Kate Bell, and Mark Richards for being present, and to Lynette Roberts-King who attended as head of the Catholic Education Office.

Kia ora, ngā manaakitanga ki a koutou.


Nick is the TCI Co-ordinator for the Diocese of Palmerston North. To find out more visit

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