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2017 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2017 finalists. Their entries showed enterprise, drive and dedication, as well as a commitment to make a lasting difference for children and young people.

We've produced a video about each finalist so you can learn more about their journey.

You can also view videos from the winners here.

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Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Assessment Whānau Group, Papamoa Kindergarten Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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John Paul College Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Leadership Team, Manurewa Intermediate School Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Rangatahi Ora, Horowhenua College Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Leadership Team, Manurewa Intermediate School Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Senior Leadership Team, William Colenso College Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Waitakere College Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū award

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Lead Team, Halswell School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū award

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Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū award

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Teachers, William Colenso College Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū award

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Waitakere College Watch their video

Excellence in Governing – Awatea Award

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Auckland Kindergarten Association Watch their video

Excellence in Governing – Awatea Award

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Board of Trustees, William Colenso College Watch their video

2016 Finalists

Congratulations to the 2016 finalists. Their entries showed pride, passion, and commitment, and a strong desire to make a difference for children and young people.

We've produced a video about each finalist so you can learn more about their journey.

You can also view videos from the Winners here.

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Rotorua Boys' High School Watch their video

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Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging – Atahāpara Award

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Teaching Team, Roskill South Kindergarten Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Hinuera School Learning Community Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Pacific Educators/Pasifika Fusion Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School Watch their video

Excellence in Leading – Atakura Award

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Rotorua Boys' High School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award

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A'oga Fa'a Samoa Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award

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Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award

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Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School Watch their video

Excellence in Governing – Awatea Award

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Hinuera School Learning Community Watch their video

Excellence in Governing – Awatea Award

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Rangitoto College Watch their video

Excellence in Governing – Awatea Award

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Raumanga Kindergarten Watch their video

Education Focus Prize – Takatū Prize

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Aorangi School/Health Promoting Schools Watch their video

Education Focus Prize – Takatū Prize

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Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College & Early Learning Centre Watch their video

Education Focus Prize – Takatū Prize

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Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti Watch their video

Education Focus Prize – Takatū Prize

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Teaching Team, Milford Kindergarten Watch their video

2015 Finalists

Our 2015 finalists showed the way forward in New Zealand education, throughout the sector, including achievements in learner-led pathways from early childhood into schooling.

We've produced a video about each finalist so you can learn more about their journey.

You can also view videos about the Winners here.

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS Kaiti
One Community, Two Schools, 300 Whānau – Kāiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS Barnardos
Teaching Team, Barnardos KidStart Childcare, Hastings Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS Tutane
Tu Tane, Gisborne Boys’ High School Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS Whakairo
Whakairo Course of Study, Gisborne Boys’ High School Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS Crhs
Central Regional Health School Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS Polytech
Primary Science and Mathematics Teaching Team, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS Mangere
Teaching Team, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS Massey
Tui, Hoiho, Kea and Kiwi Sections, Massey Child Care Centre Inc. Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS Crhs
Central Regional Health School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS Longford
Literacy Team, Longford Intermediate School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS Coastal
Teaching Staff, Coastal Taranaki School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS Whakairo
Whakairo Course of Study, Gisborne Boys’ High School Watch their video

Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize

FINALISTS Anchorage
Anchorage Park Kindergarten with Anchorage Park School Watch their video

Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize

FINALISTS Mangere
Teaching Team, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten Watch their video

2014 Finalists

Our 2014 finalists made outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary or secondary schooling, or demonstrated collaboration between secondary schools, tertiary providers and employers. Their achievements showcase the very best that New Zealand education can achieve.

We have produced short videos, to showcase each of our finalist's stories, below.

You can also view videos from the Winners here.

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS limehills
Kirsty Rodger and Melanie Logan, Limehills School – English Language Learning Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS otumoetai
Otumoetai Intermediate School Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS stThomas
St Thomas of Canterbury College – Social Enterprise Hub Watch their video

Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award

FINALISTS toybox
Toybox on Rawhiti Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS makoura
Makoura College, staff, whānau and Board of Trustees Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS selwyn
Selwyn College Leadership Watch their video

Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award

FINALISTS shirley
Shirley First Learners Preschool and Nursery Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS cashmere
Cashmere High School Mathematics & Statistics Faculty Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS daisies
Daisies Early Education and Care Centre Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS kerikeri
Joint Winner: Kerikeri High School Watch their video

Excellence in Teaching & Learning - Atatū Award

FINALISTS otumoetai
Joint Winner: Otumoetai Intermediate School Watch their video

Excellence in Governing - Awatea Award

FINALISTS nokuteao
Nōku Te Ao Watch their video

Excellence in Governing - Awatea Award

FINALISTS otumoetai
Otumoetai Intermediate School Watch their video

Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize

FINALISTS mit
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Multiple Pathways Partnerships Watch their video

Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize

FINALISTS tairawhiti
Tairāwhiti Schools Trades Academy @ Eastern Institute of Technology Watch their video

Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize

FINALISTS topofsouth2
Top of the South Trades Academy Watch their video

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