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Correspondence School Prizewinners Announced

Correspondence School Prizewinners Announced

The Correspondence School has awarded 65 prizes for academic excellence and outstanding achievement to primary, secondary and adult students, living throughout New Zealand and overseas.

“We are very proud of all our prizewinners,” said Mark Beach, Director of Teaching, The Correspondence School. “It was an incredibly hard task selecting the candidates. We have over 20,000 highly-motivated, unique students, who are supported by dedicated parents, supervisors and whanau."

Mark Beach awarded the Director’s Prize for Meritorious Work to Aimee Avery, who is in Year 12 and lives in Fielding.

“Aimee’s commitment to education is highlighted by both her work and her attitude,” says Mark Beach. “Aimee is enrolled as an adult student. She has completed a huge volume of work this year and is averaging over 90 per cent in all her courses. She is very focused on her goal of studying agricultural sciences at Massey University.”

The school Dux, who has won a total of six prizes, is Supriti Bajracharya, Year 13, Sydney, Australia. Supriti’s prizes include excellence in: History, Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Calculus, Chemistry and Biology.

“Winning six prizes is an outstanding achievement,” says Mark Beach, “especially when you consider that English is a second language for Supriti, who was born in Nepal, with Nepalese as her first language.” The family are living temporarily in Sydney, Australia, and hope to return to Auckland, New Zealand, in the future.

Jenna Lumb, Year 12 from Prebbleton, Canterbury, and Ataria Gibbons, Year 3, from Keri Keri, both won a new prize this year. The Co-operative Learning prize was created to recognise students successfully adapting to e-learning, and assisting other students through ICT technologies, such as online learning and video conferencing.

Another new prize, donated by a former staff member who worked with young parents at the school, is the “Fuchsia Trust Mansfield” prize for a teen parent who has made the most of their education. This prize has been won by Christie Shepherd, Year 12, Wellington.

“Some students won prizes for their absolute dedication and commitment to their education. Lucy Snowden, Year 9, Hamilton is one of these. She has worked extremely hard this year and is awarded one of the Elizabeth Boraman-Barrell Memorial prizes for students who have responded to challenges,” says Mark Beach.

Ty King-Wall, age 15 from Kati Kati, Bay of Plenty, is a talented young dancer. Ty has done all his schooling via correspondence and he has won a prize for excellence in Geography. Ty has just been accepted into the prestigious Australian Ballet School.

Although Correspondence School students range from age three to 93, this year’s youngest and oldest prizewinners are Ataria Gibbons, age 8, from Henderson, Auckland and Joanna Thomas, age 60, from Nelson.

Two students received two prizes: Narelle Oliver, Year 11 from Makoura College, Masterton and Holly Edgecomb, Year 15, Waihi.

Another first this year is dual-enrolled students being eligible for the school prizes. Over 10,000 students study at their local schools, but do one or two subjects with The Correspondence School.

If you would like to know more about The Correspondence School, New Zealand’s largest school, visit www.correspondence.school.nz

Cross School Prizes These prizes are for full-time primary and secondary students.


Prize Student Year Area or School
Director’s Prize for meritorious work. Aimee Avery 12 Fielding
Ex-Pupils Association Prize for outstanding determination in overcoming difficulties. Marty Close 10 Whangarei
Ruby Harris Prize for the student who has raised the standard of his or her education by courage and perseverance. Rangi Tamatea 10 Wairoa
Rural Women New Zealand Golden Jubilee Prize for general excellence and attitude to schoolwork for any student living in a remote area. Alexis Parker 11 Taurikura, Northland
Parents’ Association 75th Jubilee Prize for dedication and commitment to schoolwork. Melissa Brown 13 Waipoua Forest, Dargaville
The Correspondence School Social Club award for co-operative learning Year 9-13 Jenna Lumb 12 Prebbleton, Canterbury
The Correspondence School Social Club award for co-operative learning Year 1-8 Ataria Gibbons 3 Kerikeri
Elizabeth Boraman-Barrell Memorial Prize for students who have responded to challenges and made good progress in their studies. Sharne McSkimming 13 Waimate, South Canterbury
“ “ Stephen Mander 10 Ngarimu Bay, Thames
“ “ Lucy Snowden 9 Hamilton
“ “ Danielle Ferguson-Lewis 3 Henderson, Auckland

Primary School Prizes
Prize Student Year Area or School
The Kathleen Evans Memorial Prize for outstanding work in English in upper primary classes. Therese Curle 8 Lynfield, Auckland
The Allen and Betty Dick Prize for excellence in Mathematics and Science by a primary student. Tamsyn Cornwall 8 Thailand
The Janet MacKenzie Memorial Prizes for the most outstanding work in English in upper primary classes. Troy Evan 8 Coromandel Peninsula


Secondary School Full-time Prizes
Prize Student Year Area or School
Parents and Supervisors Association Dux Award for overall excellence in Year 13. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Fuchsia Trust Mansfield Prize awarded to a teen parent who has made the most of the opportunity to continue their education. Christie Shepherd 12 Wellington

Adult Prizes
Prize Student Year Area or School
Language Prize for Adult Students for achievement, progress, and enthusiasm in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Maori or Spanish (for achievement in Spanish). Joanna Thomas 11 Nelson

Subject Prizes These prizes are for Correspondence School students who are either full-time or dually enrolled in their local schools.

ARTS
Prize Student Year Area or School
Joyce Cooper Memorial Prize for effort and achievement in the study of textiles Rachel Honeyfield 12 Okato College, Taranaki
New Zealand Country Women’s Institute Prize for excellence in NCEA level 1 Food and Nutrition. Praise Standfast 11 Gloriavale Christian Community School, Greymouth
Reta Watson Prize for the best student studying Graphics in year 9,10, 11. James Hadley 9 Tauranga
Vic Watson Memorial Prize for the best student studying Design and Craft in year 9 or 10. Gregory Pugh 10 Tauranga
Golden Jubilee Prize for Graphics. Sarah Humphreys 12 Cook Islands
Golden Jubilee Prize for Technology. Narelle Oliver 11 Makoura College, Masterton
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Music. Lizzie Dobson 12 Inglewood High School
70th Jubilee Prize for excellence in Art by a senior student. Kelly Robertson 13 Kaeo
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Art History. Emily Gibbs 13 Palmerston North Girls High School
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in Technology, Music or Art. (for Technology): Narelle Oliver 11 Makoura College, Masterton

SCIENCES
Prize Student Year Area or School
Golden Jubilee Prize for achievement in Agriculture by a senior student Stacey Sanderson 13 Invercargill
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Biology. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Chemistry. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Physics. Mariusz Wolbinski 13 Bishop Viard College, Porirua
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Horticulture. Sean Nyboer 11 Senegal
Science Prize for the best student studying science in year 9, 10, or 11. Matthew Whyte 11 Tonga
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in the sciences. Brodie Edgar 10 Gore
“ “ Gregory Parker 11 Rangiora
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Mathematics with Calculus. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Mathematics with Statistics. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in mathematics. Michael Ellis 12 Christchurch
“ “ Thomas Flood 11 Northland

HUMANITIES
Prize Student Year Area or School
Golden Jubilee Prize for achievement in Economics by a senior student. Aaron Lloyd 13 Mt Hutt College, Canterbury
Jenny Armstrong Memorial Accounting Prize for outstanding work in accounting. Caroline Su Sing Pau 13 Villa Maria College, Christchurch
Golden Jubilee Prize for Text and Information Management. Soana Hodgkinson 12 Waiuku College
Lyn Davey memorial prize for excellence in Legal Studies. Zena Davidson 12 Nelson
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Computing. Daniel Holland 12 Wellington
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Geography. Ty King-Wall 12 KatiKati
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in History. Supriti Bajracharya 13 Australia
Betty Guard Memorial Prize for outstanding work in NCEA Level 1 History. Sarah Hewer 11 Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in Commerce or Computing subjects. Kristen Gallen 15 Upper Hutt
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in Social Studies. Patrick Chapman 10 Christchurch


LANGUAGES
Prize Student Year Area or School
Millicent Mason Prize for high literary ability in year 11. Rita Lowe 11 Florida
Ruth Crisp Prize for original work. Holly Edgecombe 15 Waihi
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in English. Alice Banfield 11 Europe
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in English. Toby James 10 Auckland
Lord and Lady Ballantrae Memorial Prize for outstanding Maori language work by a senior student. Tihema Nicol 9 Australia
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in Te Reo Maori. Raaniera Te Whata 11 Northland College
Judith Waugh Prize for excellence in Latin. Heather Macbeth 11 Christchurch
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Spanish as a second language. Samuel Forde 11 Macleans College, Auckland
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Japanese as a second language. Lydia White 13 Otago Girls High School
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in German as a second language. Tracey Smith 13 Pukekohe High School
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in French as a second language. Amy Gibson 12 Hawera High School
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Chinese as a second language. Jae Won 11 Nayland College, Nelson
Prize for the senior student who has achieved excellence in Classical Studies Gemma Minogue 13 Indonesia
Prize for the student who has made an outstanding effort in International Languages. Holly Edgecombe 15 Waihi
Embassy of France Prize for a senior student who has achieved excellence in French as a second language. Amy Gibson 12 Hawera High School
Embassy of Japan Prize for a senior student who has achieved excellence in Japanese as a second language. Lydia White 13 Otago Girls High School

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