We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

MoE maori

We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

2016 SUPREME AWARD

2016 TE TOHU NUI

Principal And Staff, Mcauley High School

This Catholic girls’ school based in Otahuhu united with the community to change the way it works with students and their families, building respect for their language and culture.

Te Tumuaki Me Ngā Kaiako, Te Kura Tuarua O Mcauley

I tūhono tēnei kura Kātorika, kura kōhine kei Ōtāhuhu me te hapori kia hurihia te āhua o āna mahi i te taha o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau, kia whai koha tonu ki ō rātou reo, ā rātou tikanga hoki.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"Selection as a finalist in three categories is testament to the outstanding achievement at McAuley High School. This school has built cohesive values where every student and their family is cared for and where they learn to care for others. Extensive engagement has been developed within the school and across their community celebrating the culture of every student, together with a relentless focus on individual potential and the refusal to give up on any student."

"Nā te kōwhiri mō ngā wāhanga whiringa toa e toru ka tohu ai i te angitu taiea o te Haikura o McAuley. Kua whakaritea e tēnei kura ngā uara tūhonohono hei kaha tiaki i ngā ākonga katoa me ō rātou whānau, ā, he kura ka ako ki te tiaki tētahi i tētahi. Kei te kaha mahi tahi o roto o te kura me te hapori whānui hei whakanui tahi i te ahurea o ngā ākonga katoa mā te aro papahueke ki te pito mata o te takitahi me te kore huri tuara i ngā ākonga ahakoa ko wai."

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING McAuley High School 2016

Category Winner

Te Toa

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

MOE ENGAGING Rotorua Boys High 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

MOE ENGAGING Te Koaehanga Reo ki Rotokawa 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

MOE ENGAGING Roskill South Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Team, Roskill South Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Roskill South

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING Rotorua Boys High School 2016

Category Winner

Te Toa

Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

MOE LEADING Hinuera 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako o te Kura o Hinuera

MOE LEADING Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Pacific Educators/Pasifika Fusion

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Ngā Kaiako Pasifika/Pasifika Fusion

MOE LEADING McAuley High School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti 2016

Category Winner

Te Toa

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

MOE TL A'oga Fa'a Samoa 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

A'oga Fa'a Samoa

A'oga Fa'a Samoa

MOE TL McAuley High School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

MOE TL Invercargill Middle School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School

Te Puna Waiora, Kura Waenga ki Waihōpai

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING

TE HIRANGA O TE KAITIAKITANGA

MOE GOVERNING Rangitoto College 2016

Category Winner

Te Toa

Rangitoto College

Te Kāreti o Rangitoto

MOE GOVERNING Raumanga Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Raumanga Kindergarten

Te Kura Kōhungahunga o Raumanga

MOE GOVERNING Hinuera School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako O Te Kura O Hinuera

2016 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2016 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

MOE FOCUS Karanga Mai 2016

Category Winner

Te Toa

Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College & Early Learning Centre

Te Kāreti o Karanga Mai mō ngā Mātua Taiohi me te Pokapū Ako Kōhungahunga

MOE FOCUS Aorangi School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Aorangi School/Health Promoting Schools

Te Kura o Aorangi/Kura Hapai Hauora

MOE FOCUS Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

MOE FOCUS Milford Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Team, Milford Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Milford