Inspiration

Hei whakahihiko

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

Whakapehapeha ana te ngākau mō ngā whiringa toa me ngā toa, me ā rātou kōrero. Ka haere tonu ngā mihi ki tēnā, ki tēnā, tēnā rawa atu koutou mō te toha i ā koutou tutukitanga tino whakahirawhira ki a tātou katoa.

MoE maori

Inspiration

Hei whakahihiko

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

Whakapehapeha ana te ngākau mō ngā whiringa toa me ngā toa, me ā rātou kōrero. Ka haere tonu ngā mihi ki tēnā, ki tēnā, tēnā rawa atu koutou mō te toha i ā koutou tutukitanga tino whakahirawhira ki a tātou katoa.

2015 SUPREME AWARD

2015 TE TOHU NUI

Gisborne Boys’ High School

Gisborne Boys' High School was concerned that they were not engaging Māori students in learning, and NCEA results confirmed that their Māori students were lagging behind. They made the decision to address the problem with a culturally engaging curriculum-based achievement programme, the Whakairo course. Engaging with parents and whānau was also critical to the course’s success.

Te Kura Tamatāne O Tūranga

"Māharahara ana te Kura Tamatāne o Tūranga mō te korenga i whai wāhi atu ngā ākonga Māori ki te ako, ā, i kitea anōtia i ngā huanga NCEA kua taka ki muri ā rātou ākonga Māori. Nā, ka whakatau rātou me whakatū tētahi kaupapa ā-marau, hāngai ki te ao o ngā ākonga Māori, hei rongoā."

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"This school has lifted the performance of students from all cultures through a range of initiatives, two of which are finalists in these awards and one is a winner. What the judges saw at Gisborne Boys’ High School was a school defying stereotypes and transforming lives by giving boys opportunities to learn more about themselves and their culture. This school has inspired impressive engagement with their school community."

"Nā te kura nei ētahi kaupapa i whakatū hei hiki i ngā whakatutukitanga o ōna ākonga ahakoa nō hea, ahakoa ko wai. E rua o aua kaupapa i puta ki ngā whiringa toa, ā, ko tētahi i toa. Ko tā ngā kaiwhakawā i kite ai i te kura o Tūranga Tāne, ko tētahi kura e turaki ana i ngā whakaaro pōhēhē kia tō ai he ngākau hou ki ngā ākonga, kia whai wāhi rātou ki te ako mō rātou ake. Nā tēnei kaupapa rangatira i kaha tuitui ai tēnei kura me ngā tāngata katoa o tōna hapori."

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING Barnardos KidStart Childcare 2015

Category Winner

Te Toa

Teaching Team, Barnardos KidStart Childcare, Hastings

Te Tīma Whakaako ki Barnados KidStart Childcare, Heretaunga

MOE ENGAGING Kāiti School and Te Kura 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

One Community, Two Schools, 300 Whānau – Kāiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri

Kotahi te Hapori, E Rua Kura, Toru Rau Ngā Whānau – Te Kura o Kāiti me Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri

MOE ENGAGING Tu Tane Gisborne Boys' High School 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Tu Tane, Gisborne Boys’ High School

Tū Tāne, Te Kura Tamatāne o Tūranga

MOE ENGAGING Whakairo Gisborne Boys' High School 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Whakairo Course of Study, Gisborne Boys’ High School

Te Whakaakoranga Whakairo ki te Kura Tamatāne o Tūranga

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING Central Regional Health School 2015

Category Winner

Te Toa

Central Regional Health School

Te Kura Hauora o Central Region

MOE LEADING Mangere Bridge Kindergarten 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Team, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako ki te Kura Kōhungahunga o Mangere Bridge

MOE LEADING Massey Child Care Centre 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Tui, Hoiho, Kea and Kiwi Sections, Massey Child Care Centre Inc.

Ngā wāhanga o Tūī, o Hoiho, o Kea me Kiwi, Massey Child Care Centre Inc.

MOE LEADING The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Primary Science And Mathematics Teaching Team, The Open Polytechnic Of New Zealand

Te Tīma Whaako Pūtaiao, Pāngarau Hoki, Te Kuratini Tuwhera O Aotearoa

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Whakairo Gisborne Boys' High School 2015

Category Winner

Te Toa

Whakairo Course of Study, Gisborne Boys’ High School

Te Whakaakoranga Whakairo ki te Kura Tamatāne o Tūrang

MOE TL Central Regional Health School 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Central Regional Health School

Te Kura Hauora o Central Region

MOE TL Longford Intermediate School 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Literacy Team, Longford Intermediate School

Te Tīma Ako Pānui, Te Kura Waenga o Longford

MOE TL Coastal Taranaki School 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Staff, Coastal Taranaki School

Ngā Kaiwhakaako, Te Kura ki Coastal Taranaki

2015 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2015 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

MOE FOCUS Mangere Bridge Kindergarten 2015

Category Winner

Te Toa

Teaching Team, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako ki te Kura Kōhungahunga o Mangere Bridge

MOE FOCUS Anchorage Park Kindergarten 2015

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Anchorage Park Kindergarten with Anchorage Park School

Te Kura Kōhungahunga me te Kura Tuatahi o Anchorage Park