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Judging your entries

Te whakawā

If your team has achieved outstanding results at your school, kura or early learning service, our judges will be excited to hear about your work.

Mēnā kua tino whai hua ā koutou mahi ko tō kura, rātonga kura kōhungahunga rānei, ka tino ongaonga ngā kaiwhakawā ki te kite i ā koutou mahi rangatira.

Your entry will be judged on the extent to which it shows that a change in practice has resulted in improved and sustained outcomes for all children, young people and the broader community.The criteria for judging are drawn from the world-renowned Best Evidence Synthesis and supported by education strategies and curriculum documents developed in New Zealand. See the Resources section for more information.

Note that the judging process is completely independent. Neither the Ministry of Education nor the Convenor has any influence on the Judging Panel’s decisions regarding the selection of finalists and winners.

Ka whakawākia tā koutou tono whakauru i runga i te āhua o ngā mahi i panoni kia puta mai he painga mauroa mō ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa me te hapori whānui. He mea tō mai ngā tikanga whakawā i ngā ariā rongonui o tēnei hanga e kīia nei ko Te Ariā Kete Raukura, ā, e tautokotia ana e ngā rautaki mātauranga me ngā tuhinga marautanga i waihangatia i Aotearoa tonu. Tirohia te wāhanga Rauemi mō ētahi atu kōrero.

Ka wehea atu kia noho motuhake te tukanga whakawā. Kāore he awenga ō te Tāhuhu, o te Kaiwhakarite rānei ki ngā whakatau a te Paepae Whakawā mō ngā whiringa toa.

The Judging Process

Te Tukanga Whakawā

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Step 1

TUATAHI

First, all entries received by the closing date will be assessed to make sure they’re eligible — so don’t forget to view the eligibility criteria (on the entry form) before you start.

Ka tirotirohia ngā tono whakauru katoa ka tae mai i mua i te rā kati kia kitea ai mēnā kua ea te wāhi ki ngā tikanga māraurau — kei wareware koe ki te tirotiro i aua tikanga i mua i tō tīmatanga.

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Step 2

TUARUA

An independent Judging Panel of New Zealand education leaders, academics and commentators will review the entries as outlined in the bullet points below.

The Judging Panel then meets to select up to four finalists for each category and for the Education Focus Prize.

Ka tirohia ngā tono e te Paepae Kaiwhakawā me ngā kaiārahi mātauranga, ngā pūkenga, ngā mātanga hoki i runga i te āhua o ngā kōrero e rārangi ana i raro nei.

Kāore e neke atu i te whā o ngā toa ka whiriwhiria mō ia wāhanga me te Taonga Mātauranga i te puna tono whakauru.

Step 3

TUATORU

The Judging Panel visits the finalists to see the case studies in action and speak with the team. After that, they convene to select each of the four category winners, the Education Focus Prize winner and winner of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award.

Ka toro atu te paepae kaiwhakawā ki ngā whiringa toa kia kite i ngā mahi, ki te kōrero hoki ki te rōpū. Kātahi ka hui rātou ki te whakatau i ngā toa mō ngā wāhanga e whā, te toa mō te Taonga Mātauranga me te toa mō te Tohu Nui a te Pirimia.

Meet the 2019 Judging Panel

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Education Expert Panel

Education Expert Panel

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Professor Graeme Aitken

Professor of Education, Director of Educational Initiatives, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Auckland

Ahorangi o te Mātauranga, Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa Mātauranga Hou, Te Tari o te Tumuaki, Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau

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Louise Anaru

Principal, Kaitaia College

Tumuaki, Kaitaia College

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Carmen Dalli

Professor, School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington

Ahorangi, Kura Mātauranga, Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui

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Simon Heath

Principal, Renwick Primary School (Ngāi Tahu)

Tumuaki, Kura Tuatahi o Renwick (Ngāi Tahu)

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George Ihimaera

Principal, Kereru Park Campus

Tumuaki, Kererū Park Campus

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Wendy Lee

Director of the Educational Leadership Project (ELP)

Kaiwhakahaere Matua: Educational Leadership Project

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Helen May

Emeritus Professor, College of Education, University of Otago

Ahorangi o Mua, Te Whare Wānanga o Otago

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Linley Myers, MNZM

Partner, Myers Bruce Leadership

Hoa Pakihi, Myers Bruce Leadership

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Red Nicholson

Project Lead, Curative NZ

Kaiārahi Kaupapa, Curative NZ

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Soana Pamaka

Principal, Tāmaki College

Tumuaki, Tāmaki Kāreti

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Kate Shevland

Principal, Orewa College

Tumuaki, Orewa College

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Professor Graham Smith, CNZM

Distinguished Professor and Inaugural appointee to ‘Te Toi Ihorei ki Purehuroa’ Scholar of Distinction position

Ahorangi Taiea, me te kopounga Tuatahi ki Te Toi Ihorei ki Pūrehuroa, tūranga ahorangi taiea rānei

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Dr Craig Jones

Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data, and Knowledge

Hekeretari Tuarua, Evidence, Data, Knowledge

Craig took up his current Evidence, Data and Knowledge role in May 2016. Originally from Invercargill and a graduate of Otago University, he has been involved in the New South Wales public service for most of his career. All of his roles have had a strong focus on research and evaluation to inform policy decisions with evidence about 'what works', for whom and under what conditions.

In his time at the Ministry of Education, Craig has been building the Ministry’s capability for managing, analysing and distributing education data to improve teaching and learning. Prior to that he held leadership roles in the New South Wales justice system, in the New South Wales Treasury and with the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation within the New South Wales Department of Education.

Craig is driven by a passion for high quality evidence and how it can be used to inform decision making across all levels of the education system. He holds post-graduate qualifications in cognitive psychology from the University of Otago, and was awarded a PhD in forensic psychology from the University of New South Wales.

Nō te marama o Haratua 2016 i tīmata ai a Craig i tana tūranga Evidence, Data and Knowledge. Nō Waihopai a ia, ā, he tāura hoki ia nō te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo. Mō te nuinga o ōna tau mahi i roto ia i ngā ratonga tūmatanui i New South Wales. He aronganui tā te katoa o āna tūranga mahi ki te rangahau me te aromātai hei taunakitanga ki ngā whakatau ā-kaupapa here mō ngā 'tūmomo mahi whaihua' mō wai tāngata, mō te wā me te wāhi e tika ana.

I tōna wā i a ia i te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, i whakapau kaha a Craig ki te whakapakari i tā te Tāhuhu āheinga ki te whakahaere, ki te tātari ki te tohatoha hoki i te raraunga mātauranga hei whakapai ake i te whakaako. I mua atu i tēnei o ngā mahi i kawea e ia ētahi tūranga kaitātaki i roto i te pūnaha ture o New South Wales, i te New South Wales Treasury me te Pokapū mō te Tatauranga Mātauranga, Arotake hoki i te Tari Mātauranga o New South Wales.

Tino kohara nei a Craig ki te taunakitanga tino kounga me tōna whakamahia mō roto i ngā mahi whakatau kaupapa puta noa i ngā taumata katoa o te pūnaha mātauranga. Kei a ia anō ngā tohu mātauranga paerua mō te whakamātau roro mai i te Whare Wānanga o Otākou, ā, i whakawhiwhia hoki ia ki te tohu kairangi mō te whakatewhatewha whanonga hinengaro e te Whare Wānanga o New South Wales.