Judging your entries
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.
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.
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.
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.
What the judges look for
We asked past judges how to write a successful entry. Watch the video to see what they had to say.
Tā ngā kaiwhakawā e kimi ana
I pātai mātou ki ngā kaiawhakawa o mua mō te tuhi tono angitu. Mātakihia te ataata kia rongo i ngā kōrero.
The judging panel will review the entries to identify the extent to which each case study shows:
Ka tirotirohia ngā tono e te paepae kaiwhakawā kia mōhio ki tā ngā take wānanga e whakaatu mai:
- change that reflects best evidence of what works to improve outcomes for children and young people
- the use of curriculum and strategies developed in New Zealand
- clear improvement in outcomes for children and young people – social, cultural and academic
- that the improvements achieved are ongoing – i.e. that they were sustained over at least two years
- evidence that your team’s entry has integrated the three elements of the Education Excellence Framework.
- kaha hiki i te whai huanga ki tā ngā taunakitanga i kī ai mō ngā mahi whai hua mā ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa;
- whai i ngā marautanga me ngā rautaki i waihangatia i Aotearoa tonu;
- huanga mai o te pai mō ngā tamariki me ngā taiohi katoa – ā-nohoanga iwi nei, ā-tikanga, ā-mātanga anō
- he mea mauroa ngā tutukitanga, mō ngā tau e rua, neke atu rānei
- he kōrero taunaki hei whakaatu mai kua tōpū i tā koutou tono whakauru ngā huanga e toru o te Papa Kairangi.