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West Auckland Teacher Honoured

West Auckland Teacher Honoured

West Auckland teacher, Shirley Monahan, has today honoured for her contribution to education.

She was made an Associate of the country’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa at awards ceremony in Wellington.

NZEI Te Riu Roa has 42,000 members and represents teachers and principals in primary schools, teachers in early childhood education centres, support staff in primary and secondary schools, special education staff in primary and secondary schools and advisers in the tertiary sector.

The awards were presented by Bruce Adin, NZEI Te Riu Roa National President, at the opening of the union’s 120th Annual Meeting in Wellington. They are given in recognition of the members contribution to education and the union.

“This award acknowledges a commitment to excellence in education,” says Bruce Adin.

“It is given in recognition for the hard work the member done to support their colleagues and to help the students they work with.”

Shirley Monahan is a relieving teacher based in Henderson in West Auckland. She has taught for more than 40 years at schools throughout Auckland. From 1985 until last year she was the deputy principal at Epsom Normal School. She was responsible for liasing with the Auckland College of Education and the student teachers that are sent to the school for practical experience in the classroom.

Shirley has been a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa throughout her career. She was a founding member and former president of the union’s West Auckland branch and has also served her fellow members as an advocate.

NOTE: The awards ceremony is at 1pm Sunday September 21.

It is at the Duxton Hotel, Wellington, in The Ballroom on the 6th floor.

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