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Top educators recognised in awards

Top educators recognised in awards


Innovative teaching practices will be on show when the winners of the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are announced on Wednesday night, says Ministry of Education deputy secretary Graham Stoop.

“The judging panel was absolutely delighted with the creativity and new thinking going on in so many of our schools and early childhood centres,” says Dr Stoop, convenor of the judging panel for the awards.

“We can learn from all of our finalists, in the ways they harness they best in their students, in their teachers, and in their community. We found many fresh ideas. This is a chance for these schools and early childhood centres to be recognised for their excellent practice,” he says.

Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony at a dinner at Te Papa on Wednesday night, hosted by the Prime Minister. Representatives from the finalist schools will attend. The awards, which are to be held yearly, will include four category winners, an Education Focus Prize, and a Supreme Award winner.

The finalists for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are:

Excellence in Engaging Atahāpara Award
Location
Level
· Limehills - English Language Learning
Southland
Primary
· Otumoetai Intermediate School
Tauranga
Primary
· St Thomas of Canterbury College - Social Enterprise Hub
Christchurch
Secondary
· Toybox on Rawhiti
Auckland
ECE

Excellence in Leading Atakura Award
Location
Level
· Makoura College
Wairarapa
Secondary
· Selwyn College Leadership
Auckland
Secondary
· Shirley First Learners
Christchurch
ECE

Excellence in Teaching and Learning Atatū Award
Location
Level
· Cashmere High School Mathematics & Statistics Faculty
Christchurch
Secondary
· Daisies Early Education & Care Centre
Wellington
ECE
· Kerikeri High School
Northland
Secondary
· Otumoetai Intermediate School
Tauranga
Primary

Excellence in Governing Awatea Award
Location
Level
· Nōku Te Ao
Christchurch
ECE
· Otumoetai Intermediate School
Tauranga
Primary

Focus on Learner-led Pathways Takatū Prize
Location
Level
· Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Multiple Pathways Partnership Group
Auckland
Secondary-Tertiary
· Tairāwhiti Schools Trade Academy at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
Hawkes Bay
Secondary-Tertiary
· Top of the South Trades Academy (TOTSTA)
Nelson
Secondary-Tertiary

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