Award Categories

Ngā Wāhanga Tohu

Award entries are judged across four categories, plus an Education Focus Prize. The Prime Minister’s Supreme Award is then given to the single best overall entry among the four category winners.

This year’s Education Focus Prize will be awarded for Excellence in Māori-medium Education.

Ka whakawākia ngā tono mō ngā wāhanga e whā, mō tētahi Taonga Mātauranga hoki. Ka whakawhiwhia te Tohu Nui a te Pirimia ki te tono pai rawa atu o ngā toa mō aua wāhanga e whā.

Mō tēnei tau, ko te aronga o te Taonga Mātauranga ko te mātauranga arareo Māori.

ENTER NOW WHAKAURUA INĀIA TONU NEI

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

This award celebrates working together as a community to transform relationships and strengthen achievement, leading to improved and sustained outcomes for all children and young people.

E whakanui ana tēnei tohu i te mahi ohu a te hapori hei whakaumu I ngā āhuatanga whakawhanaunga, hei whakapakari whakatutukitanga hoki mō ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa, he huanga nui, mauroa hoki te mutunga iho.

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

This award celebrates leadership and its influence on strengthening professional capability and creating a change in conditions, leading to improved and sustained outcomes for all children and young people.

E whakanui ana tēnei tohu i te arataki me tōna awenga e pakari ai te ngaiotanga, e rerekē ai hoki ngā āhuatanga mō ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa, he huanga nui, mauroa hoki te mutunga iho.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

This award celebrates teaching that transforms the learning of all children and young people, and achieves improved and sustained outcomes.

E whakanui ana tēnei tohu i te whakaako hei āhuatanga whakaumu i te ako o ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa, ā, he huanga nui, mauroa hoki te mutunga iho.

EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING EDUCATION

TE HIRANGA O TE MĀTAURANGA ORANGA

This award celebrates practices that enhance the health and wellbeing of all children and young people, and achieves improved and sustained outcomes.

E whakanui ana tēnei tohu i ngā mahi hāpai i te oranga o ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa, he huanga nui, mauroa hoki te mutunga iho.

2019 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2019 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

EXCELLENCE IN MĀORI-MEDIUM EDUCATION
This award celebrates Māori-medium education in kōhanga reo and ngā puna kōhungahunga (early learning services), kura, schools and wharekura that delivers excellent outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi.

TE HIRANGA O TE MĀTAURANGA ARAREO MĀORI
E whakanui ana tēnei tohu I te mātauranga arareo Māori i ngā Kōhanga Reo me ngā puna kōhungahunga, ngā kura, wharekura hoki e tuku ai ngā kairangi mō te tamariki me te rangatahi.

Supreme Award

TE TOHU NUI

The Prime Minister’s Supreme Award

Te Tohu Nui A Te Pirimia

This award is selected from the winners in the four Award categories and celebrates the most outstanding entry received overall.

Ka kōwhiria tēnei tohu mai i ngā wāhanga Tohu e whā, ā, ka whakanui i te tono pai rawa atu o ngā tono katoa.

Get Started

Tīmata ināianei

Entries close 5 April 2019

Ka kati ngā tono ā te 5 Paengawhāwhā 2019

Chosen your category or want to enter multiple categories? Get underway now by downloading an entry form.

Kua oti te kōwhiri i te wāhanga, i ngā wāhanga rānei hei whakauru mā koutou? Tēnā, tīmatahia mā te tango iho i te puka whakauru.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019

NGĀ RĀ MATUA MŌ 2019

ENTRIES OPEN KA TUWHERA NGĀ TONO

25 February 2019

25 Huitanguru 2019

ENTRIES CLOSE KA KATI NGĀ TONO

05 April 2019

05 Paengawhāwhā 2019

ENTRY ASSESSMENT TE AROMATAWAI TONO

April – May 2019

Paengawhāwhā – Haratua 2019

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED NGĀ TORONGA O NGĀ KAIWHAKAWĀ

June 2019

Pipiri 2019

JUDGING VISITS TE PŌ TUKU TOHU ME TE HĀKARI NUI

June 2019

Pipiri 2019

CEREMONY & GALA DINNER TE PŌ TUKU TOHU ME TE HĀKARI NUI

September 2019

Mahuru 2019

Prizes and Benefits

Ngā paraihe me ngā painga

AWARDS

NGĀ TOHU

The winning school, kura or early childhood service in each of the four categories and Education Focus Prize will receive a package that includes a trophy, a certificate, a $20,000 financial award and professional development opportunities.
Ko te toa mō ia wāhanga me te Taonga Mātauranga, mehemea he kura, he ratonga kōhungahunga rānei, ka whiwhi i tētahi taonga, he tiwhikete, he pūtea e $20,000 te rahi me te whai wāhi atu ki ētahi kaupapa whakapiki ngaiotanga.
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THE PRIME MINISTER’S SUPREME AWARD

TE TOHU NUI A TE PIRIMIA

If your entry is chosen as the winner of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award, you’ll receive a package that includes a trophy, a certificate, an additional $30,000 financial award and an opportunity to represent New Zealand education.
Mēnā ka kōwhiria tō tono whakauru ko ia te toa mō te Tohu Nui a te Pirimia, ka tāu e whiwhi nei ko tētahi taonga, he tiwhikete, he pūtea e $30,000 anō me te whai wāhi ki te tū hei kanohi mō Aotearoa.
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SHARE YOUR STORY

TUKUA Ō KŌRERO KI TE AO

If your entry is chosen as a finalist, we’ll create a short film showcasing your story that will be shown at the Awards ceremony. It’ll also appear online, so your great work can inspire other teams around the country.
Ki te waimarie tō tono kia eke ki te rārangi kōwhiringa toa, ka waihanga mātou i tētahi kiriata poto hei whakakite i ō kōrero, ā, ka whakaaturia i te Hui Tuku Tohu. Hei whakahihiri anō i ētahi atu rōpū huri noa te motu, ka whakaaturia te kiriata i runga ipurangi.