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Teachers Rewarded For Excellence

2 June 2000


Twenty New Zealand teachers received Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) National Excellence in Teaching Awards today at a ceremony in Wellington.

The 20 regional award recipients - 10 primary/intermediate and 10 secondary - were selected from 266 nominations made by parents and secondary school students throughout New Zealand. The Minister of Education, the Hon. Trevor Mallard, presented the awards.

The ASG NEiTA awards are designed to recognise excellent teachers in their local communities, raise the status of teachers and encourage excellence in the teaching profession. The awards were established in New Zealand in 1996 by ASG, a non-profit co-operative of New Zealand and Australian parents planning for their children’s academic future.

The Chairman of the NEiTA Foundation, Mr Terry O’Connell said, “These 20 teachers exemplify the quality and high standards of the teaching profession throughout New Zealand.

“It is pleasing to see so many parents and school communities acknowledge those teachers who are deeply committed and dedicated to improving the education and well-being of our children. Teachers deserve our thanks for the important work they do and for the leadership, initiatives and creativity they provide our children.”

Each regional award recipient made a short presentation to an independent selection panel of parents, school trustees, students and teachers. From these addresses and written submissions the panel will choose six national award winners and two will also receive $5,000 study grants from ASG.

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For further information: Vicky Schofield, NZ Co-ordinator, NEiTA Foundation
Ph: 09 623 4411, fax: 09 623 2311

Issued by: Kate Jackson, Communications Trumps
Ph: 04 499 0873, fax: 04 499 0879




Helen Corby Maoribank School, Upper Hutt
Andrea Devane Kiwitahi School, Morrinsville
Steven Hart Greenmeadows Primary School, Napier
Nancy MacFarlane Galatea School, Murupara
Alison McRae Palmerston North Intermediate Normal
Olive Masina Sacred Heart School, Petone, Lower Hutt
Barry Musson Lindisfarne College, Hastings
Verna Roberts Manakau Primary School, Horowhenua
Scott Wolfe West Melton School, Christchurch
Cathrine West Pukerua Bay School, Wellington


Michael Drake Taupo-nui-a-Tia College, Taupo
Patricia Evans Massey High School, Auckland
Gregor Fountain St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton
Rudi Jansen Middleton Grange School, Christchurch
Suzanne Johnston Waitaki Girl’s High School, Oamaru
Barbara Kelly Blue Mountain College, West Otago
Campbell Malone Makoura College, Masterton
Celia McKechnie Nelson College for Girls, Nelson
Christine O’Brien Villa Maria College, Christchurch
Samuel Pickett Hillary College, Auckland

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