Teaching That Changes Us All

Inspiration

Hei whakahihiko

Our entrants have always showed enterprise, drive and dedication, as well as a commitment to make a lasting difference for children, young people and communities across New Zealand.

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

I tino kitea i ēnei kaiuru te hihiri, te manawanui me te ngākaunui me te whai anō hoki kia rerekē ngā hua mō ngā tamariki, ngā taiohi me ngā hapori huri noa i Aotearoa. Tirohia ngā Whiringa Toa me ngā Toa i raro nei, kia kite he aha i mōhiotia ai ā rātou mahi pai.

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

HE KAIAKO LIGHTS

Inspiration

Hei whakahihiko

Our entrants have always showed enterprise, drive and dedication, as well as a commitment to make a lasting difference for children, young people and communities across New Zealand.

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

I tino kitea i ēnei kaiuru te hihiri, te manawanui me te ngākaunui me te whai anō hoki kia rerekē ngā hua mō ngā tamariki, ngā taiohi me ngā hapori huri noa i Aotearoa. Tirohia ngā Whiringa Toa me ngā Toa i raro nei, kia kite he aha i mōhiotia ai ā rātou mahi pai.

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

2014 SUPREME AWARD

2014 TE TOHU NUI

Otumoetai Intermediate School

Otumoetai Intermediate School took a close look at student achievement and engagement, and found they were not making a difference in the lives of every student.

Te Kura Waenga O Otumoetai

E ono tau ki mua ka āta wetewetea e tēnei kura ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ā, ka kitea iho kāore tonu e whai hua ana ngā mahi ā-kura ki tēnā, ki tēnā ākonga. Nā reira ka whakatakotoria tētahi huarahi e whakatau ai i ngā take whakawhiti mā ngā ara e whā o te whakapainga ake, kia: tipu te tangata hei kaiako tautōhito, whakapai ake i te taha ki te poari whakahaere, kaha ake te rangona o te reo o te ākonga, kia whai wāhi mai ngā mātua, ngā whānau me te hapori.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"Otumoetai Intermediate has a planned approach to change the lives of every student in the two years they attend. Their highly effective systems for teacher learning drive up achievement. Their students develop the competencies required to be truly in charge of their own learning."

"Ko tā te Kura Waenga o Otūmoetai he huarahi i āta whakaritea e rerekē ai te āhua o ngā ākonga katoa i roto i ngā tau e rua ki te kura nei. He pūnaha tino whai hua ā rātou hei whakapiki i te mōhiotanga o ngā kaiako mā reira e eke panuku ai ngā ākonga. Mō ngā ākonga, ka tipu ngā āheinga kia riro mā rātou anō ā rātou akoranga e ārahi."

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING St Thomas of Canterbury College 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

St Thomas of Canterbury College – Social Enterprise Hub

Te Kāreti o St Thomas ki Waitaha – He Pūtake Tūtūtoa ā-Pāpori

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St Thomas of Canterbury College – Social Enterprise Hub

Te Kāreti o St Thomas ki Waitaha – He Pūtake Tūtūtoa ā-Pāpori

This is not a typical enterprise programme, the St Thomas’s focus on social good and engaging with disadvantaged groups, is clearly having a huge impact on the way students view themselves and the world of business.

The St Thomas’ Social Enterprise Hub provides a platform to support students in social enterprise initiatives.

This programme is uniquely tailored to deliver real-life experience in a business environment, while engaging people on the margins in New Zealand and globally. The programme is voluntary and inclusive of all students, who focus on the design, manufacture and sale of products that make a difference in the lives of ordinary people. As part of the process, students engage with business, unions and community groups.

The programme integrates formal learning in core areas of the curriculum with the practice of social enterprise, working closely with the University of Canterbury and supported by mentors from local business and the not-for-profit sector. Results are evident in student success, career and study pathways. Strong relationships have developed with businesses, New Zealand and global communities.

Ehara tēnei kaupapa tūtūtoa i te kaupapa noa iho, engari ia ko te aronga o te Kāreti o St Thomas he whakarite kaupapa hei painga mō te hapori, hei tuitui mai hoki i ngā rōpū rawakore. He mārakerake te kitea o te whaihua o tēnei kaupapa ki ngā ākonga, ki ō rātou ake whakaaro mō rātou anō, ki te ao pakihi anō hoki.

Hei papa tipu te Pūtake Tūtūtoa o St Thomas hei tautoko i ngā kaupapa tūtūtoa ā-pāpori a ōna ākonga. He mea āta waihanga tēnei kaupapa kia whai wāhi ngā ākonga ki ngā mahi tūturu o te pakihi me te whai wāhi hoki o te hunga rawakore i Aotearoa i te ao whānui tonu.

He kaupapa tūao, noho tuwhera anō ki ngā ākonga katoa e aro ai rātou ki te hoahoa, ki te hanga, ki te hoko anō i ngā taonga e whai take nei ki te oranga o te tangata. I raro anō i tēnei kaupapa ka whai wāhi ngā ākonga ki ngā pakihi, ngā rōpū kaimahi me ngā rōpū hapori. Ko tā te kaupapa nei he whakauru i ngā ākoranga ōkawa i ngā wāhanga matua o te marautanga me ngā mahi o te tūtūtoa pāpori, he mahi ngātahi me te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha me te whai tautoko mai i ētahi kaitohutohu nō ngā pakihi o te rohe me te rāngai whai hua-kore. Kua kitea ngā hua i te angitu o ngā ākonga me ngā ara akoranga, pikitanga mahi hoki. Kua mārō tonu te hononga ki ngā pakihi ki ngā hapori o Aotearoa o te ao whānui hoki.

MOE ENGAGING Lime Hills 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Kirsty Rodger and Melanie Logan, Limehills School – English Language Learning

Limehills School kaupapa whakaako i te reo Ingarihi

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Kirsty Rodger and Melanie Logan, Limehills School – English Language Learning

Limehills School kaupapa whakaako i te reo Ingarihi

Deep in Southland, this primary school had a growing number of children who speak English as a second language.

Staff had a vision of the school as a global village where all students and their families could share their language and culture, feel a deep sense of belonging, and achieve success in their learning.

Teachers Kirsty and Mel have created ‘a taste of home’ – a teaching approach that fosters the use of first language, with teaching practice that draws on children’s identities, using their cultural skills and knowledge as a source of expertise and a springboard for learning.

Kei te puku rawa o Murihiku tēnei kura, ā, ka tokomaha haere ngā tamariki ko te reo Ingarihi tō rātou reo tuarua.

Ko tā ngā kaiako whakakitenga, ka noho te kura hei kāinga nō te ao e manaakitia ai te reo me ngā tikanga o tēnā whānau, o tēnā whānau, ā, ka tau rā āno te whakaaro nō rātou katoa te kura, ka mutu ka eke panuku ngā ākonga ki ngā tihi o te mātauranga. Nā tētahi tokorua kaiako, nā Kirsty rāua ko Mel i waihanga tētahi huarahi whakaako e kīia nei 'he tairongo nō te wā kāinga' - mā reira te reo matua o ia tamaiti e atawhai, ā, ko te pūtake o ngā akoranga ko te tuakiri rawa me ngā mātauranga tuku iho o te tamaiti.

MOE ENGAGING Otumoetai Intermediate 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Otumoetai Intermediate School

Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

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Otumoetai Intermediate School

Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

Otumoetai Intermediate took a hard look at student achievement and knew they could do better. The key to their improvement was an explicit, progressive framework for teacher learning that is deeply embedded and affects their teaching every day.

Six years ago Otumoetai Intermediate School took a close look at student achievement and engagement, and found they were not making a difference in the lives of every student.

The school responded with a proactive approach to address issues of transition, with four streams of self-improvement based on best evidence, to: grow and sustain expert teachers, refine governance, increase student voice, engage parents, families and the community.

Evidence shows the school and community are developing a culture where high quality teaching is prevalent and students are becoming self-motivated, highly engaged and high achieving learners.

Ko tā te Kura Waenga o Otūmoetai he huarahi i āta whakaritea e rerekē ai te āhua o ngā ākonga katoa i roto i ngā tau e rua ki te kura nei. He pūnaha tino whai hua ā rātou hei whakapiki i te mōhiotanga o ngā kaiako mā reira e eke panuku ai ngā ākonga. Mō ngā ākonga, ka tipu ngā āheinga kia riro mā rātou anō ā rātou akoranga e ārahi.

E ono tau ki mua ka āta wetewetea e tēnei kura ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ā, ka kitea iho kāore tonu e whai hua ana ngā mahi ā-kura ki tēnā, ki tēnā ākonga. Nā reira ka whakatakotoria tētahi huarahi e whakatau ai i ngā take whakawhiti mā ngā ara e whā o te whakapainga ake, kia: tipu te tangata hei kaiako tautōhito, whakapai ake i te taha ki te poari whakahaere, kaha ake te rangona o te reo o te ākonga, kia whai wāhi mai ngā mātua, ngā whānau me te hapori.

Kei ngā taunakitanga e kitea ana kei te whakatipu haere te kura me te hapori i tētahi āhuatanga e tino kounga ai te whakaako, ā, kei te kuhu ngā ākonga i a rātou anō, ā, ko te mutunga iho, he ākonga puku mahi, kua eke panuku ki ngā taumata paetae.

MOE ENGAGING Toybox on Rawhiti 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Toybox on Rawhiti

Toybox ki Rāwhiti

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Toybox on Rawhiti

Toybox ki Rāwhiti

This Auckland early childhood education centre has introduced an environmental philosophy as the core for children’s learning, to create ‘a classroom without walls’.

The environment for teaching and learning is Cornwall Park - within close walking distance of this urban centre. All aspects of the early childhood curriculum are covered through ongoing exploration of the natural environment. There is a focus on sustainability, developing the knowledge and skills to care for both the physical world and for others - peers, family/whānau and the community.

Kua oti i tēnei kura kōhungahunga ki Tamakimākaurau te whakatū i tētahi rapunga whakaaro mō te taiao hei poutokomanawa mō ngā akoranga o ngā tamariki, e waihanga ai tētahi 'akomanga tuwhera'.

Ko tōna taiao akoranga ko Cornwall Park - e tūtata nei ki tēnei kura. Ka kapi ngā āhuatanga katoa o te marautanga whakaako kōhungahunga mā te toro haere i te taiao. Tērā ka arotahi atu ki te whakapūmautanga, te whakatipu mōhiotanga, pūkenga hoki ki te manaaki i te aotūroa me ngā tāngata, arā ngā hoa, whānau me te hapori.

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING MAKOURA COLLEGE 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

Makoura College, staff, whānau and Board of Trustees

Te Kāreti o Mākoura, ngā kaiako, ngā whānau me te Poari Kaitiaki

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Makoura College, staff, whānau and Board of Trustees

Te Kāreti o Mākoura, ngā kaiako, ngā whānau me te Poari Kaitiaki

Makoura College is determined to recognise the value of every student. The whole school embraces tikanga Māori and the significance of mutual respect and high expectations. The result is an impressive improvement in student achievement, pride and engagement in education.

In 2008 Makoura College was destined to close. Under new leadership the school has focused on transforming relationships to ensure that students are better served by the school and prepared to succeed in the wider world.

A key element of change is a new philosophy, a shift from accepting failure to embracing opportunities, from deficit to strength. The school has a shared belief that students at Makoura College are capable of success and of greatness.

The change in philosophy has been accompanied by change in school systems and in the practice of teaching and learning, so that all support the shared belief.

Kua oti i te Kāreti o Mākoura te whakatau, ko ngā painga o ia ākonga me whakanui, ka tika. E tauawhi ana te katoa o tēnei kura i ngā tikanga Māori, te whakaaro pai o tētahi ki tētahi me te whai kia eke panuku ki ngā taumata o te mātauranga. Ko te hua ia ko te piki haere ake o ngā ākonga i roto i ā rātou nā mahi, ko te māia o te tū me te kaha o te whai wāhitanga ki ngā kaupapa mātauranga.

No te tau 2008 ka tata tō te rā ki tēnei kura. Nā ngā kaiarataki hou me tō rātou arotahi kia whakawhiti i te whanaungatanga e mātua whakarite kia whai hua ai ngā mahi a te kura mā ngā ākonga kia puta rātou ki te ao whānui.

Ko tētahi wāhanga nui o tēnei whakaaro hou, ko te whakarere i ngā hē, i ngā takanga rānei, kia aro atu ki ngā huarahi e wātea mai ana. Kotahi tonu te whakapono a te whānau o te kura, ka taea e ngā ākonga katoa o te Kāreti o Mākoura ngā tihi o angitu te eke. Ka haere tahi ko tēnei whakaaro hou me ngā pūnaha hou me ngā huarahi hou o te whakaako, e taea ai e te katoa tēnei mātāpono te tauawhi.

MOE LEADING Selwyn College 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Selwyn College Leadership

Te Hiranga o te Arataki ki Selwyn College

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Selwyn College Leadership

Te Hiranga o te Arataki ki Selwyn College

With a new principal during 2008, this school embarked on planned change to ensure ‘that Selwyn becomes the school of choice for the local community’. Through instructional, distributed and moral leadership, the school has achieved a significant transformation.

The change has been complex and multi-layered. It has involved developing teachers’ leadership and expertise in new teaching and leading practices, underpinned by continuous and rigorous self-review. Diverse opportunities for student leadership have enhanced their connection with the school’s values, particularly academic achievement.

The result has been a transformation in the culture of learning and relationships, which has lifted results and community support.

Nō te tīmatanga o te tumuaki hou i te tau 2008, i tahuri ai tēnei kura ki huarahi kē e pūmau ai te kōrero 'ko te Kāreti o Selwyn koia tonu te kura matua o tōna hapori'. Nā roto mai i te arataki tohutohu, arataki tohatoha me te arataki matatika, kua tino huri te kura ki tōna huarahi hou. Tuturu, he hurihanga matatini, he hurihanga paparau. Nāna i whanake ai ngā kaiako ki ngā ahuatanga hou o te arataki me te whakaako, ā, ka pouheretia ki tētahi tukanga pūmau, pākaha hoki o te titiro whaiaro. Nā te rerenga kē o te whai wāhi ki te arataki kua pai ake te hononga o ngā ākonga ki ngā uara o te kura, ina koa ko te paetae mātauranga.

Ko te hua i puta ko te whakawhiti i roto i te ako me ngā hononga, nā konei i hikitia ngā whiwhinga me te tautoko mai a te hapori.

MOE LEADING Shirley First Learners 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Shirley First Learners Preschool and Nursery

Ākonga Tuatahi ki Shirley

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Shirley First Learners Preschool and Nursery

Ākonga Tuatahi ki Shirley

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Martina Ewing, Assistant Supervisor: I suppose it began in October of 2012. Natalia and her mum came for a look round the centre to enrol and we were aware that Natalia was profoundly deaf. So that sort of began our interest in deaf culture.


Liz Kay, Parent: Natalia sort of went from the nursery, where the teachers were signing a lot, and then moved into the preschool where they probably hadn't learnt as much.

But then they just came on board with the whole thing and I just noticed the change in her behaviour and her actually wanting to be here, once they started really coming on board and learning heaps. It made a huge difference to her, you know, that she's being recognised in that way.


Ewing: We wanted to be able to communicate with Natalia, her brother Jayden and her father, who are all deaf, and we wanted to be able to communicate with them in the way that they communicate together at home with sign.

We started with DVDs and posters and different resources that we gained from Liz and from Van Asch Deaf School.

We started teaching the other teachers, started teaching the children and we were just absolutely astounded at how quickly the children were soaking it up and how eager they were to learn more.


Teacher to students: Now Josh, what can you sign?

A monkey.
Good monkey! A monkey.


Kay: Sign language is so powerful especially when you're getting, you know, the littlies starting from one. They're able to communicate what they want and what they need. They don't have those frustrations and so for all the kids here they're able to have that, you know, that privilege really of being able to communicate in two languages.


Se’e Brewster, teacher: We are getting a bit of knowledge from Natalia. It's important, it's a learning tool and it's also fun you know, we make it fun instead of just something that's a must. But we just turn it into a positive.


Kay: It's been amazing. All the kids have embraced it. Other parents are enjoying the fact that the whole centre is learning sign language. It means that our kids are a part of the centre and it's not just something that they're doing specially for them, it's something for everyone that everyone's benefiting from and that's the cool thing. Because as a parent you don't want to be like we're, you know, burdening this extra load on you. It's like it's enjoyable. Everyone's loving it. Yeah.


Sarah Healey, parent: One day he sat at the table playing preschools and he was moving his hands about and I'm like ‘what are you doing?’ and he says 'Mum don't you know? It's sign language.' And he was teaching me sign language! And I was like, well I definitely have to go to school and learn that one. So yeah, he was doing really well and he does it at home.

He doesn't judge, he just takes his time and he understands that there's a problem with people's ears and he, yeah, he looks for a different way of talking to them.


Ewing: We have decided now where we're going to. I think it's really important to continue setting goals so that this continues as an everyday part of our centre life.
I don't think you need to have a deaf student at your centre to be able to learn sign language and see its benefits for all children.

Martina Ewing, Assistant Supervisor: I suppose it began in October of 2012. Natalia and her mum came for a look round the centre to enrol and we were aware that Natalia was profoundly deaf. So that sort of began our interest in deaf culture.


Liz Kay, Parent: Natalia sort of went from the nursery, where the teachers were signing a lot, and then moved into the preschool where they probably hadn't learnt as much.

But then they just came on board with the whole thing and I just noticed the change in her behaviour and her actually wanting to be here, once they started really coming on board and learning heaps. It made a huge difference to her, you know, that she's being recognised in that way.


Ewing: We wanted to be able to communicate with Natalia, her brother Jayden and her father, who are all deaf, and we wanted to be able to communicate with them in the way that they communicate together at home with sign.

We started with DVDs and posters and different resources that we gained from Liz and from Van Asch Deaf School.

We started teaching the other teachers, started teaching the children and we were just absolutely astounded at how quickly the children were soaking it up and how eager they were to learn more.


Teacher to students: Now Josh, what can you sign?

A monkey.
Good monkey! A monkey.


Kay: Sign language is so powerful especially when you're getting, you know, the littlies starting from one. They're able to communicate what they want and what they need. They don't have those frustrations and so for all the kids here they're able to have that, you know, that privilege really of being able to communicate in two languages.


Se’e Brewster, teacher: We are getting a bit of knowledge from Natalia. It's important, it's a learning tool and it's also fun you know, we make it fun instead of just something that's a must. But we just turn it into a positive.


Kay: It's been amazing. All the kids have embraced it. Other parents are enjoying the fact that the whole centre is learning sign language. It means that our kids are a part of the centre and it's not just something that they're doing specially for them, it's something for everyone that everyone's benefiting from and that's the cool thing. Because as a parent you don't want to be like we're, you know, burdening this extra load on you. It's like it's enjoyable. Everyone's loving it. Yeah.


Sarah Healey, parent: One day he sat at the table playing preschools and he was moving his hands about and I'm like ‘what are you doing?’ and he says 'Mum don't you know? It's sign language.' And he was teaching me sign language! And I was like, well I definitely have to go to school and learn that one. So yeah, he was doing really well and he does it at home.

He doesn't judge, he just takes his time and he understands that there's a problem with people's ears and he, yeah, he looks for a different way of talking to them.


Ewing: We have decided now where we're going to. I think it's really important to continue setting goals so that this continues as an everyday part of our centre life.
I don't think you need to have a deaf student at your centre to be able to learn sign language and see its benefits for all children.

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Late in October 2012 Shirley First Learners welcomed a young child and her family. All of the family, except her mother, are profoundly deaf.

Teachers at the centre knew they had to create a positive learning environment for the child and her family to develop a sense of belonging and ensure the same learning opportunities for all children. That meant understanding Deaf culture in New Zealand, understanding sign language and ensuring that all children could sign.

Children, parents and teachers have immersed themselves in a world of new ways to communicate. The child whose language is New Zealand Sign, has become a language expert and teacher for the wider community of Shirley First Learners.

I te mutunga o Whiringa-a-nuku 2012 ka pōhiritia tētahi tamaiti me tōna whānau e Ākonga Tuatahi ki Shirley. Hāunga ko te whaea he tāngata turi rātou katoa o tēnei whānau. Mōhio tonu ngā kaiako me āta whakarite e rātou tētahi taiao pai hei wāhi ako mō taua tamaiti me tōna whānau, kia noho mauritau ai rātou, kia ōrite anō ai ngā akoranga mā ngā tamariki katoa. Nā konei me noho mārama tonu ki ngā tikanga o te tangata turi ki Aotearoa, ki te reo rotarota kia ako tonu ngā tamariki katoa ki taua reo.

Kua rumakina ngā tamariki, ngā mātua me ngā kaiako ki ngā āhuatanga o tēnei reo hou. Ko taua tamaiti ko te reo rotarota tōna reo ka tū hei mātanga, hei kaiako anō ki taua reo mō te whānau whānui o Ākonga Tuatahi ki Shirley.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Kerikeri High School 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

Kerikeri High School

He Toa Tahi: Te Haikura o Kerikeri

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Kerikeri High School

He Toa Tahi: Te Haikura o Kerikeri

Staff and students at Kerikeri High School present a unity of purpose and harmony that is inspirational and uplifting. This is a school that lives by the principle of Ako, recognising we are all teachers and learners.”
Student results had Kerikeri High School leaders concerned that the school was failing Māori students, ’but it was not clear why or what had to change.

 

Change began through Te Kotahitanga. As academic achievement lifted, the programme was refined to include social and cultural outcomes.

Strategies were introduced to celebrate Māori, challenge negative thinking and conversations. The school sought a range of perspectives to inform understanding and engagement in te Ao and tikanga Māori. Pedagogy was strengthened to personalise and differentiate learning for students.

The result is a school with a caring culture of success for all that supports Māori to achieve as Māori, values their contribution and embraces tikanga as part of school identity. The school has seen a dramatic improvement in Māori student achievement in NCEA.

Kei te whakaatu mai ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga kei te Kura Tuarua o Kerikeri te noho tahi me te whakaaro tahi, ā, ka mau kē te wehi! He kura tēnei e whakaū ana ki te kaupapa o Ako, me te mātāpono; he kaiako, he ākonga tātou katoa.

Nā te āhua o ngā huanga ako a ngā ākonga i tino āwangawanga ai ngā kaiarataki kura mō ngā ākonga Māori, engari he kore nō rātou i mōhio 'nā te aha i pērā ai, me aha rānei kia rerekē ai'.

Nā te kaupapa o Te Kotahitanga i tīmata ai, ā, ka piki haere ngā hua o te ako ka whakatikangia te kaupapa kia whai wāhi mai ngā putanga pāpori, ahurea hoki.

Ka whakatakotoria ngā rautaki hei whakanui i te Māori, hei wero i ngā whakaaro whakahē me ngā kōrerorero e pā ana. Ka torongia e te kura ētahi tirohanga kē kia mōhio me pēhea e whai whakaaro ai ki te Ao Māori me ngā tikanga Māori. I whakakahangia hoki te taha whakaako mā te whakarite akoranga motuhake mō tēnā, mō tēnā ākonga.

Ko te mutunga iho, ko tētahi kura e tautoko ana i ngā ākonga katoa kia eke ki ngā taumata o te angitu otirā, ngā ākonga Māori hei Māori anō, e whakanui ana i ā rātou mahi, e tauawhi ana i ngā tikanga hei wāhanga nui o te tuakiri ā-kura. Ko te tino hua i puta i tēnei kaupapa ko te pai ake o ngā whiwhinga a ngā ākonga Māori i te NCEA.

MOE TL Otumoetai Intermediate 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

Otumoetai Intermediate School

He Toa Tahi: Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

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Otumoetai Intermediate School

He Toa Tahi: Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

Otumoetai Intermediate took a hard look at student achievement and knew they could do better. The key to their improvement was an explicit, progressive framework for teacher learning that is deeply embedded and affects their teaching every day.

Six years ago Otumoetai Intermediate School took a close look at student achievement and engagement, and found they were not making a difference in the lives of every student.

The school responded with a proactive approach to address issues of transition, with four streams of self-improvement based on best evidence, to: grow and sustain expert teachers, refine governance, increase student voice, engage parents, families and the community.

Evidence shows the school and community are developing a culture where high quality teaching is prevalent and students are becoming self-motivated, highly engaged and high achieving learners.

I āta titiro te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai ki ngā whiwhinga a ngā ākonga ā, ka whakatau ai me kaha tonu rātou kia hiki, kia pai ake, ka tika. Ko te tino take i pai ake ai, ko tētahi ara mārama tonu, tētahi ara poutama hei akoranga mā ngā kaiako, ā, he mea mau pūmau, he mea whaitake ki ā rātou mahi i ia rā.

E ono tau ki mua ka āta wetewetea e tēnei kura ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ā, ka kitea iho kāore tonu e whai hua ana ngā mahi ā-kura ki tēnā, ki tēnā ākonga. Nā reira ka whakatakotoria tētahi huarahi e whakatau ai i ngā take whakawhiti mā ngā ara e whā o te whakapainga ake, kia: tipu te tangata hei kaiako tautōhito, whakapai ake i te taha ki te poari whakahaere, kaha ake te rangona o te reo o te ākonga, kia whai wāhi mai ngā mātua, ngā whānau me te hapori.

Kei ngā taunakitanga e kitea ana kei te whakatipu haere te kura me te hapori i tētahi āhuatanga e tino kounga ai te whakaako, ā, kei te kuhu ngā ākonga i a rātou anō, ā, ko te mutunga iho, he ākonga puku mahi, kua eke panuku ki ngā taumata paetae.

MOE TL Cashmere High School 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Cashmere High School Mathematics; Statistics Faculty

Te Manga Pāngarau, Tauanga hoki o Cashmere High School

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Cashmere High School Mathematics; Statistics Faculty

Te Manga Pāngarau, Tauanga hoki o Cashmere High School

In 2011 Cashmere High School found a vehicle to change student attitudes, learning and achievement in maths and statistics. Leaving behind classrooms typical of the maths stereotype, teachers set a new vision where ‘all students develop mathematical ability, and view themselves as powerful learners of mathematics and statistics.’

They identified best practice through research and created a professional development model that works for the faculty. The focus is now on building understanding, with the teacher as facilitator of discussion and thinking. Students explore the curriculum using their own questions and issues.

The change has seen a lift in achievement for students and profound change in their attitude and engagement.

Nō te tau 2011 i kitea e tēnei kura tētahi huarahi e rerekē ai ngā waiaro, ngā akoranga me ngā huanga ako a ngā ākonga i roto i te pāngarau me te tauanga. Ka whakarerea ngā akomanga me ngā āhuatanga taurite, ka oti i ngā kaiako tētahi whakakitenga 'e whanake ai te āheinga o ngā ākonga katoa ki te pāngarau, ā, ki tō rātou titiro anō he ākonga tino matatau rātou ki te pāngarau me te tauanga.

Ka tautohua e rātou ngā mahi tika mā te rangahau, ā ka hanga i tētahi tauira whakatipu ngaiotanga e tika ana mā tō rātou manga. Ko te aronga ināianei ko te whakatipu mōhiotanga, ā, ka riro mā te kaiako e whakarite i ngā matapaki me te whakaaro. Ka tūhura ngā ākonga i te marautanga mā ā rātou ake pātai, ā rātou take hoki. Nā konei i hikitia ai ngā huanga ako a ngā ākonga, i tino rerekē ai ō rātou waiaro me te hiahia ki te ako.

MOE TL Daisies 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Daisies Early Education and Care Centre

Te Pokapū Kōhungahunga o Daisies

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Daisies Early Education and Care Centre

Te Pokapū Kōhungahunga o Daisies

Respect for the environment and sustainability are part of the philosophy at Daisies which aims to involve children in environmental practice so that they become good citizens in Aotearoa, contributing to conservation of Papatuanuku.

Following a review of existing practice, the teaching team realised more of them needed to model a willingness to try new experiences and immerse themselves in the bush environment. Confidence grew through coaching, mentoring and professional development.

Children’s stories about the bush in all weathers are now a tool for teaching and learning. Teachers research questions alongside children. The centre has gained a reputation among peers with teachers presenting at workshops and professional seminars.

Ko te manaaki taiao me te whakapūmautanga he wāhanga nō te rapunga whakaaro i Daisies e whai ana kia whai wāhi mai ngā tamariki ki ngā mahi ā-taiao kia tipu ai hei tangata whenua nō Aotearoa e whai koha ana ki te tiaki i a Papatuanuku.

Whai muri mai i te arotake i ā rātou mahi, ka mōhio te rōpū kaiako me kaha tonu rātou ki te whakamātau wheako hou ki te taiao o te puihi. Nā te whakaako, nā te tohutohu me ngā kaupapa whakatipu ngaiotanga i tū māia ai ngā kaiako. Ko ngā kōrero a ngā tamariki mō te puihi tētahi taonga whakaako. Ka mahi tahi ngā kaiako me ngā tamariki ki te rangahau pātai. Kua hau te rongo o tēnei pokapū ki ngā rōpū kaiako nā te tū o ētahi o ōna kaiako ki whakahaere wānanga, hui rānei.

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING

TE HIRANGA O TE KAITIAKITANGA

MOE GOVERNING Nōku Te Ao 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

Nōku Te Ao

Nōku Te Ao

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Nōku Te Ao

Nōku Te Ao

Nōku Te Ao is an early childhood centre committed to developing te reo, with the principles of whanaungatanga, kotahitanga and rangatiratanga at the core of governance. There is integrity of purpose throughout the operation, and clear accountability that gets things done.

 

Nōku Te Ao is an early childhood centre teaching through te reo and tikanga Māori.

From the very beginning, centre trustees have been active supporters of the goals, ‘committed to the needs of tamariki, willing to step out of the box and look at ways that will work for whānau.’

The trustees support kaiako in their work and take part in any growth required - investing in kaiako, their qualifications and achievement. They emphasise life-long and intergenerational learning, modelling learning and the use of te reo to tamariki, showing the outcomes they seek for tamariki.

Ko Nōku Te Ao tētahi kura kōhungahunga kei te mau kia whakapiki i te reo, me ngā kaupapa o te whanaungatanga, te kotahitanga me te rangatiratanga hei poutokomanawa o te kaitiakitanga. Tērā tonu te ngākau tapatahi puta noa i ngā mahi whakahaere, ngā kawenga me te mārama hoki o te whai kia tutuki i ngā mahi katoa.

 

Ko Nōku te Ao tētahi kura kōhungahunga ko te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori ōna huarahi ako. Mai i te tīmatanga rā anō, he kaha tonu te tautoko a ngā kaitiaki i ngā whāinga, 'kei te mau ki ngā hiahia o ngā tamariki, kei te whaiwhakaaro kia rerekē te titiro, kia rapu huarahi e tika ana mā te whānau.'

Kei te tautoko ngā kaitiaki i ngā kaiako i roto i ā rātou mahi, ā, ka whai wāhi ki ngā mahi whakatipu tangata kia whai tohu mātauranga me ērā momo hua. E arotahi ana rātou ki te whakaaro he ara mutunga kore te ara o te ako, me te mātauranga tuku iho mai i tētahi tupuranga ki tētahi atu. te whakatauira i te ako me te whakamahi i te reo Māori ki ngā tamariki hei whakaatu i ngā hua kei te rapuhia hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

MOE GOVERNING Otumoetai Intermediate 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Otumoetai Intermediate School

Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

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Otumoetai Intermediate School

Te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai

Otumoetai Intermediate took a hard look at student achievement and knew they could do better. The key to their improvement was an explicit, progressive framework for teacher learning that is deeply embedded and affects their teaching every day.

Six years ago Otumoetai Intermediate School took a close look at student achievement and engagement, and found they were not making a difference in the lives of every student.

The school responded with a proactive approach to address issues of transition, with four streams of self-improvement based on best evidence, to: grow and sustain expert teachers, refine governance, increase student voice, engage parents, families and the community.

Evidence shows the school and community are developing a culture where high quality teaching is prevalent and students are becoming self-motivated, highly engaged and high achieving learners.

Ki tā ngā kaiwhakawā, "I āta titiro te Kura Waenga o Otumoetai ki ngā whiwhinga a ngā ākonga ā, ka whakatau ai me kaha tonu rātou kia hiki, kia pai ake, ka tika. Ko te tino take i pai ake ai, ko tētahi ara mārama tonu, tētahi ara poutama hei akoranga mā ngā kaiako, ā, he mea mau pūmau, he mea whaitake ki ā rātou mahi i ia rā.

E ono tau ki mua ka āta wetewetea e tēnei kura ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ā, ka kitea iho kāore tonu e whai hua ana ngā mahi ā-kura ki tēnā, ki tēnā ākonga. Nā reira ka whakatakotoria tētahi huarahi e whakatau ai i ngā take whakawhiti mā ngā ara e whā o te whakapainga ake, kia: tipu te tangata hei kaiako tautōhito, whakapai ake i te taha ki te poari whakahaere, kaha ake te rangona o te reo o te ākonga, kia whai wāhi mai ngā mātua, ngā whānau me te hapori.

Kei ngā taunakitanga e kitea ana kei te whakatipu haere te kura me te hapori i tētahi āhuatanga e tino kounga ai te whakaako, ā, kei te kuhu ngā ākonga i a rātou anō, ā, ko te mutunga iho, he ākonga puku mahi, kua eke panuku ki ngā taumata paetae.

2014 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2014 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

MOE FOCUS Top of the South Trades Academy 2014

Category Winner

Category Winner

Top of the South Trades Academy

Ngā Kura Ringarehe o Te Tauihu o Te Waka

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Top of the South Trades Academy

Ngā Kura Ringarehe o Te Tauihu o Te Waka

Top of the South Trades Academy has taken vocational training to students throughout Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. Adults have put their interests aside, focussing on students and creating flexible programmes that are achieving results.

 

Two tertiary organisations and 14 secondary schools across the Marlborough and Nelson regions set out to address a lack of vocational training. The goal was to provide young people with clear pathways through school and beyond, engage them as lifelong learners and develop their capacity to survive in a competitive, highly-skilled world.

The group has approached this challenge by focusing first on students. As a result they have transformed how this group of students are taught, what they are taught and the environment in which they are taught.

Kua mau atu e te Kura Ringarehe o Te Tauihu o Te Waka ngā ākoranga whai mahi ki ngā ākonga puta noa i te rohe, mai i Wairau ki Whakatū, tae atu ki Takaka. Kua waiho ngā mātua i ō rātou ake hiahia ki te taha, ā, kua huri te aro ki ngā ākonga, ki te waihanga hoki i ngā kaupapa hangore, kaupapa whai hua hoki ki a rātou.

E rua ngā whare takiura me ngā kura tuarua 14 puta noa i ngā rohe o Wairau me Whakatū i mahi tahi ki te kimi huarahi e whai wāhi ai ngā ākong ki ngā kaupapa ahumahi.

Ko te whāinga ia he tuku ki ngā taiohi he ara mārama puta noa i te kura ā, ki tua rā anō, kia whai wāhi anō rātou hei ākonga manawaroa, kia tipu kia ora tonu rātou i roto i tēnei ao whakataetae, ao pūkenga hoki. I mātua aronui atu te rōpū nei ki ngā matea o ngā ākonga, nā konei kua tipu ētahi tikanga hou, e rerekē ai ngā huarahi ako, ngā kaupapa ako me ngā wāhi ako.

MOE FOCUS Manukau Institute of Technology 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Multiple Pathways Partnerships

Te Whare Takiura o Manukau Ngā Ararau

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Multiple Pathways Partnerships

Te Whare Takiura o Manukau Ngā Ararau

Over a decade, Manukau Institute of Technology has partnered with secondary schools to design solutions to difficulties many students face during the transition from secondary education to further study and employment. Clear phases have ensured sustainability and the growth of professional collaboration across the groups involved, with students acting as both the trigger and the focus of the development. The results have transformed the opportunities available to many students.

Neke atu i te tekau tau e mahi tahi ana Te Whare Takiura o Manukau me ngā kura tuarua ki te kimi rongoā mō ngā āhuatanga e raru ai ngā ākonga nō rātou i whakawhiti i te kura tuarua ki te whare takiura me te ao mahi. Nā te mārama o ngā wāhanga i whakaritea i te kaupapa i pūmau ai, ā, kua tipu te mahi tahi ngaiotanga i ngā rōpū kua whai wāhi ki te kaupapa, ko ngā ākonga anō te pūtake me aronga o te kaupapa. Nā ngā putanga i whakawhiti ai ngā huarahi e wātea ana ki tini o ngā ākonga.

MOE FOCUS Tairāwhiti Schools Trade Academy 2014

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Tairāwhiti Schools Trades Academy @ Eastern Institute of Technology

Te Aho a Māui me Ngā Kura o Te Tairāwhiti

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Tairāwhiti Schools Trades Academy @ Eastern Institute of Technology

Te Aho a Māui me Ngā Kura o Te Tairāwhiti

Five schools in the Ngāti Porou region seized the opportunity of a partnership with the Eastern Institute of Technology and created a trades academy to provide new opportunities for young people.

These are small composite schools in isolated areas, often unable to provide the range of subjects or learning opportunities that allow students to follow their interest and reach their potential. Bringing the trades academy nearer to these communities has lifted student retention and achievement, and opened a world of new possibilities for young people in the region.

The shift has seen students from highly isolated settings connected with tertiary education, enjoying and achieving success – results that increase their success at school and the chance they will enroll and succeed in tertiary education.

E rima ngā kura o te rohe o Ngāti Porou kua whai wāhi ki te mahi tahi me te Aho a Māui, ā, kua oti te whakatū i tētahi kura ringarehe, hei ara hou mā te rangatahi. Ko ēnei kura he kura pakupaku, he kura tōpū e tū tārake ana., He mea uaua mō rātou te whakarite i te whānuitanga o ngā kaupapa ako, akoranga rānei e taea ai e ngā ākonga te whai i tā rātou e ngākaunui ai. Nā te whakatū kura ringarehe e tūtata ana ki ēnei kura i piki ai ngā whiwhinga a ngā ākonga, kua kaha hiahia rātou ki te ako i te kura, ā kua tuwhera ētahi huarahi hou ki ngā taitamariki o tēnei rohe.

Nā te kaupapa nei i hono atu ai ngā ākonga o aua kura ki ngā kura takiura, ā e manawareka ana rātou kia eke ki tihi o te mātauranga - ko te mutunga iho ka piki haere rātou i ngā taumata o angitu, ā ka tupu te hiahia kia whai i ngā akoranga, kia puta i ngā kura tuatoru.