The Prime Minister's
Ngā Tohu Kairangi
te Pirimia 2019
Ngā Toa mō 2019
The winners in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards represent what our educators can achieve for learners, whānau and their communities. It’s time to discover their stories.
Hei whakaatu mai ngā toa mō Ngā Tohu Kairangi Mātauranga a te Pirimia 2019 i ngā taumata ka taea mō ngā ākonga, ngā whānau me ō rātou hapori. Ko tēnei te wā kia kitea ā rātou kōrero.
The best of the best
The winner of this year’s Prime Minister’s Supreme Award, and the Excellence in Leading Award, Rotorua Boys’ High School offers students an innovative 24-hour learning environment with a strong element of whānau infrastructure.
Te toa kairangi rawa
Ko te toa mō te Tohu Nui a te Pirimia mō tēnei tau, me te Hiranga o te Arataki, ko Rotorua Boy’s High School mōna e tuku nei ki āna ākonga he taiao ako, taiao auaha hoki, i te ao, i te pō me te whai wāhi atu o te whānau hei poutokonui hei taituarā hoki.
Through effective leadership, Rotorua Boys’ High School is supporting Māori success as Māori for students in the school hostel.
Positive male role modelling, high expectations of student behaviour, and a strong connection with te reo me ngā tikanga Māori are embedded in daily hostel life.
Regular access to medical staff and guidance counselling, and strong relationships with housemasters and their families, immerse students in a supportive, safe environment.
Housemasters contribute to individual education plans, with strong participation from whānau in academic review days.
Boarders now have 100% pass rates in NCEA, and the school’s highest rate of excellence endorsements.
PRIZES AND BENEFITS
NGĀ PARAIHE ME NGĀ PAINGA
The winning school, kura or early childhood service in each of the four categories and Education Focus Prize will receive a package that includes a trophy, a certificate, a $20,000 financial award and professional development opportunities.
Ko te toa mō ia wāhanga me te Taonga Mātauranga, mehemea he kura, he ratonga kōhungahunga rānei, ka whiwhi i tētahi taonga, he tiwhikete, he pūtea e $20,000 te rahi me te whai wāhi atu ki ētahi kaupapa whakapiki ngaiotanga.
THE JUDGING PROCESS:
TE TUKANGA WHAKAWĀ
An independent Judging Panel of New Zealand education leaders, academics and commentators is currently assessing this year’s finalists, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in September. Find out what’s involved as they make their decisions.
Kei te aromatawaitia ngā tono mō tēnei tau e te Paepae Kaiwhakawā, ā, hei te marama o Pipiri ka pānuitia ngā whiringa toa mō 2019. Tirohia ngā kōrero mō ā rātou mahi hei whakaoti whakatau.
GET STARTED FOR 2020:
TĪMATIAHIA MŌ 2020
2019 entries are now closed. If you missed entering this year, the good news is that it’s never too early to
start planning your entry for 2020. Start thinking about the stories your team could tell – and don’t forget to check out the eligibility criteria.
Kua kati kē ngā tono mō 2019. Mēnā kāore koe i whakarite tono i tēnei tau, he tau anō ki tua, hei aronga mā koutou. Me huri ō whakaaro ki te tau 2020. Whakaarohia ngā kōrero hei whakapuaki mā tō rōpū - kei wareware hoki ki te tirotiro i ngā tikanga māraurau.
2019 Ceremony Highlights
Watch highlights of the Awards ceremony where the 2019 winners and finalists were celebrated.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019
NGĀ RĀ MATUA MŌ 2019
ENTRIES OPEN KA TUWHERA NGĀ TONO
25 February 2019
25 Huitanguru 2019
ENTRIES CLOSE KA KATI NGĀ TONO
05 April 2019
05 Paengawhāwhā 2019
ENTRY ASSESSMENT TE AROMATAWAI TONO
April – May 2019
Paengawhāwhā – Haratua 2019
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED NGĀ TORONGA O NGĀ KAIWHAKAWĀ
JUDGING VISITS TE PŌ TUKU TOHU ME TE HĀKARI NUI
CEREMONY & GALA DINNER TE PŌ TUKU TOHU ME TE HĀKARI NUI