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.

2016 SUPREME AWARD

2016 TE TOHU NUI

Principal And Staff, Mcauley High School

This Catholic girls’ school based in Otahuhu united with the community to change the way it works with students and their families, building respect for their language and culture.

Te Tumuaki Me Ngā Kaiako, Te Kura Tuarua O Mcauley

I tūhono tēnei kura Kātorika, kura kōhine kei Ōtāhuhu me te hapori kia hurihia te āhua o āna mahi i te taha o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau, kia whai koha tonu ki ō rātou reo, ā rātou tikanga hoki.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"Selection as a finalist in three categories is testament to the outstanding achievement at McAuley High School. This school has built cohesive values where every student and their family is cared for and where they learn to care for others. Extensive engagement has been developed within the school and across their community celebrating the culture of every student, together with a relentless focus on individual potential and the refusal to give up on any student."

"Nā te kōwhiri mō ngā wāhanga whiringa toa e toru ka tohu ai i te angitu taiea o te Haikura o McAuley. Kua whakaritea e tēnei kura ngā uara tūhonohono hei kaha tiaki i ngā ākonga katoa me ō rātou whānau, ā, he kura ka ako ki te tiaki tētahi i tētahi. Kei te kaha mahi tahi o roto o te kura me te hapori whānui hei whakanui tahi i te ahurea o ngā ākonga katoa mā te aro papahueke ki te pito mata o te takitahi me te kore huri tuara i ngā ākonga ahakoa ko wai."

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING McAuley High School 2016

Category Winner

Category Winner

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

This school is lifting achievement well beyond national levels through strong faith-based values that integrate into everything they do. The school works in partnership with students, engaging their families and the wider community, celebrating the culture and contribution of every student.

 

This Catholic girls’ school based in Otahuhu united with the community to change the way it works with students and their families, building respect for their language and culture.

This new way of working includes a focus on involvement and connection with families and a strong connection with the Catholic faith. It has created results that surpass those of similar schools and the school’s goal of passing the national average has been met.

McAuley High School is focused on students being confident, connected and actively engaged lifelong learners.

Kei te hāpai tēnei kura i ngā paetae ki tua atu i ngā taumata ā-motu mā ngā uara whakapono e mau nei ki ā rātou mahi katoa. Ka mahi tahi te kura me ngā ākonga, ka whai wāhi ngā whānau me te hapori whānui hei whakanui i te ahurea me te mahi o ngā ākonga katoa.

 

I tūhono tēnei kura Kātorika, kura kōhine kei Ōtāhuhu me te hapori kia hurihia te āhua o āna mahi i te taha o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau, kia whai koha tonu ki ō rātou reo, ā rātou tikanga hoki.

He huarahi hou e arotahi ana kia hono ai, kia whai wāhi ai ki ngā whānau me tētahi hononga anō ki te whakapono Katorika. Kei runga atu ngā hua e puta ana i ō ngā kura e rite ana, ā, kua tutuki noa te whāinga o te kura kia pahure i a ia te toharite ā-motu.

E arotahi ana te Kura Tuarua o McAuley kia tū māia, kua tūhono, kia tū pakari ngā ākonga hei ākonga mauroa.

MOE ENGAGING Rotorua Boys High 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

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Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

Rotorua Boys’ High School identified a disparity between the achievement of Māori and non-Māori and realised that things needed to change if it was going to address the achievement difference. A thorough examination of school institutions and practices led to significant changes that accelerated Māori success. Attendance and engagement of their students improved, which resulted in improved NCEA results, as well as success in cultural and sporting activities. There have been marked improvements in relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi as well as pastoral care and support.

I tautohua e te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua tētahi whārua i waenga i ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga Māori me ērā atu ehara i te Māori, ā, ka tau te whakaaro me whai kia rerekē tēnei āhuatanga. Ka arohaehaetia ngā tikanga me ngā ritenga o te kura, ā, ka oti mai ētahi tino panonitanga hei whakatere ake i te ekenga angitu o ngā ākonga Māori. I pai ake te taetae mai me te whai wāhitanga a ngā ākonga ki ngā mahi, ā, ka pērā anō te angitu i ngā akoranga me ngā kaupapa ahurea me te hākinakina. Ka mutu kua pai ake ngā hononga ki ngā whānau, ngā hapū me te iwi tae atu ki te tauwhiro me te tautoko i ngā ākonga.

MOE ENGAGING Te Koaehanga Reo ki Rotokawa 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

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Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa

This Rotorua-based kōhanga reo set out to increase whānau and community engagement with great results. They wanted parents to be active beyond kōhanga reo and to help develop the wellbeing of their tamariki.

Three years on and whānau participation has increased dramatically along with the wellbeing of and empowerment of the community and its tamariki.

I whāia e tēnei kōhanga reo kei Rotorua, tētahi huarahi e kaha ake ai te whai wāhi mai a ngā whānau me te hapori. Ko tō rātou tino hiahia kia uru mai ngā mātua ki ngā mahi o tua atu i te kōhanga reo kia tipu ora ai ngā tamariki.

Hipa ana te toru tau kua tino kaha ake te whai wāhitanga o ngā whānau, te tipu ora, te tū pakari hoki o te hapori me ngā tamariki.

MOE ENGAGING Roskill South Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Team, Roskill South Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Roskill South

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Teaching Team, Roskill South Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Roskill South

Children engage in learning that fosters their dispositions to be highly motivated, self directed learners. This kindergarten used research to change teaching practice. They showed how a kindergarten engaged with self-review and focused interventions can achieve a high functioning service, influencing educators both nationally and internationally. Children, and their families and whānau are involved in the assessment and planning cycles.

Children’s portfolios are used as a tool for revisiting and informing learning, and to also build children’s learner identity.

Ka tino whai wāhi ngā tamariki ki ngā akoranga kia hīhiri tonu, ā, kia riro mā rātou anō rātou e kuhu. I whakamahia e tēnei kura kōhungahunga ngā rangahau hei whakarerekē i ā rātou mahi whakaako. Nā ā rātou ake arotakenga me ngā wawaotanga i taea ai tētahi ratonga kounga, hei tirohanga mā ngā kaimātauranga o te motu me te ao whānui. E whai wāhi ana ngā tamariki me ngā whānau ki ngā aromatawai me ngā mahi māherehere.

Whakamahia ai ngā kōpaki a ngā tamariki hei taonga whai hua ki ngā mahi arotake, aroturuki hoki, ki te whakaahua anō hoki i te tuakiri ākonga o ia tamaiti.

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING Rotorua Boys High School 2016

Category Winner

Category Winner

Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

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Rotorua Boys' High School

Te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua

This is a role model of transformation. A culture of open leadership is empowering teachers and students, challenging attitudes to achievement and driving the progress of every student. An outstanding lift in achievement is underway, demonstrating how a shared vision and focus on respecting the ability and character of each boy transforms their learning.

Rotorua Boys’ High School identified a disparity between the achievement of Māori and non-Māori and realised that things needed to change if it was going to address the achievement difference. Rotorua Boys’ High School took the lead in changing attitudes and equipping staff with the skills and knowledge for supporting Māori learners. Leadership is shared and every layer of leadership has brought about positive change. The result is that Māori students are achieving significantly increased academic success, as well as success in cultural and sporting activities. Attendance and engagement have improved and the numbers of Māori boys at the school and boarding hostel have increased. There have also been marked improvements in relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi.

He tauira tēnei o te panoni. He ahurea tuwhera taha whakahaere hei whakamana i ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga, hei wero i ngā waiaro paetae, hei kōkiri i te kauneke a ngā ākonga katoa. He hikinga mātāhō o te paetae kei te haere e whakaatu ana mā te titiro whakamua ngātahi me te arotahi ki te whakaute i te āhei me tuakiri o ia tama ka panoni tā rātou ako.

I tautohua e te Kura Tamatāne o Rotorua tētahi whārua mō ngā whakatutukitanga i waenga i ngā ākonga Māori me ērā ehara i te Māori, ā, ka tau te whakaaro me panoni ētahi āhuatanga hei whakatau i tēnei rerekētanga. Nā te kura anō te kaupapa i kōkiri kia huri ngā whakaaro kua tōtoka, kia whakangungua ngā kaiako ki ngā pūkenga me ngā mōhiotanga hei tautoko i ngā ākonga Māori. Ko te mana arataki kua tohatoha atu, ā, kua kitea ngā hua pai. Arā, piki ngā ākonga Māori me ā rātou whakatutukitanga mātauranga, hākinakina, kaupapa toi hoki. Kua pai ake te taetae mai me te whai wāhitanga ā, kua piki ake te tokomaha o ngā ākonga Māori i te kura me ngā whare noho. Kua pai ake anō ngā hononga ki ngā whānau, ngā hapū me te iwi.

MOE LEADING Hinuera 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako o te Kura o Hinuera

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Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako o te Kura o Hinuera

This Waikato primary school was challenged by their board to improve their students’ writing to match or exceed the National Standards.

School leadership worked closely with the board, teachers, students and local community to turn things around. Clear targets were set, a school wide writing plan was developed, and resources were allocated, including professional development. The Board asked for regular updates on progress to monitor student achievement.

The result has been a lift in students’ writing skills, which are now above the national average.

Nā tōna Poari te wero ki tēnei kura kia whakapai ake i ngā mahi tuhituhi a ngā ākonga kia rite ki ngā Taumata ā-Motu, kia aua atu rānei.

I mahi tahi ngā kaiarataki kura me te poari, ngā kaiako, ngā ākonga me te hapori kia rerekē ngā mahi. Ka whakatakoto rātou i ngā whāinga kia mārama, he mahere tuhituhi mō te kura whānui, ā, ka tohua ngā rauemi, me ngā akoranga ngaio. Ko tā te Poari he whakatau kia pūrongo atu te kura ki a rātou mō ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga.

Ko te hua i puta, ko te hiki i ngā pūkenga tuhituhi a ngā ākonga ki tua atu i tā te toharite ā-motu.

MOE LEADING Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Pacific Educators/Pasifika Fusion

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Ngā Kaiako Pasifika/Pasifika Fusion

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Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Pacific Educators/Pasifika Fusion

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata/Ngā Kaiako Pasifika/Pasifika Fusion

This early childhood service and community changed the lives of children by celebrating their language and culture. The centre’s initiatives have set the foundation for children who are becoming confident and competent learners.

Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata wants its students to be seen as talented young people able to achieve academically, and be proud of their culture and language. Pacific educators set an After School programme to cater for primary children.

Showing strong leadership, they set up an annual festival across secondary schools to not only celebrate language and culture. But also a pathway for students to also achieve academically and have parents collaborating with the staff to support their children. The festival has become a great success.

Nā tēnei ratonga tamarikitanga me tōna hapori i huri ai te oranga o ngā tamariki mā te whakanui i tō rātou reo, ā rātou tikanga hoki. Nā ēnei kōkiritanga a tēnei kura kua oti mai he tūāpapa mō ngā tamariki e tipu nei hei ākonga mātau, pakari hoki.

Ko tā Malamalama Moni Aoga Amata hiahia kia kitea āna ākonga hei taiohi pūmanawa e kake tonu ana ki ngā taumata o te mātauranga, e tū māia ana i tō rātou ake reo, i ā rātou ake tikanga hoki. Nā ngā kaimātauranga Pasifika tētahi kaupapa Muri Kura i whakatū mā ngā tamariki kura tuatahi.

Nā rātou anō ngā kaiarataki tētahi taiopenga ā-tau i whakatū mō ngā Kura Tuarua, hei whakanui i te reo me ngā tikanga, hei huarahi hoki mā nga ākonga kia eke tonu i a rātou ngā taumata mātauranga. Kei reira hoki ngā mātua me ngā kaiako e mahitahi ana ki te tautoko i ngā tamariki. Kua tipu, ā, kua tino puāwai te taiopenga rā.

MOE LEADING McAuley High School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

This Catholic girls’ school based in Otahuhu showed leadership in changing the way it interacts with students and the community, resulting in a boost in student achievement.

Its recent NCEA results have surpassed those of similar schools and McAuley High School’s own goal of passing the national average has been met.

The school continues to raise the bar and set more ambitious goals for itself, firm in the knowledge that its students will be confident, connected and actively engaged lifelong learners.

Ko tā tēnei kura Katorika he arataki kia rerekē te āhua o te mahi ngātahi ki ngā ākonga, ki te hapori hoki, ā, ko te mutunga iho ka tino piki ake ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga.

Kua aua atu ngā huanga NCEA i ō ngā kura e rite ana, ā, kua tutuki noa te whāinga o te Kura Tuarua o McAuley kia pahure i a ia te toharite ā-motu.

Kei te whakarite tonu te kura i ngā taumata kē, me ngā whāinga roa mōna ake, i runga i te mōhio ko āna ākonga ka tū māia. ka tūhono, ka tū pakari hei ākonga mauroa.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti 2016

Category Winner

Category Winner

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

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Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

This Puna Reo has based teaching and learning on their local iwi identity of Poroutanga so that the mana of each child and their whanau is respected and enhanced. Children stand tall and take charge of their learning in a service that creates a waka of learning opportunity, respecting te Ao Maori and te Ao Pakeha.

This Puna Reo, based in Kaiti Gisborne, set out to develop rangatiratanga in their tamariki, and focus on children as learners.

The team changed the way they teach, how they assess, and how they view their tamariki. The child is empowered to achieve successes in all curriculum areas in a stimulating learning environment encompassing te reo me nga tikanga o Ngati Porou.

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti places a lot of importance on strengthening cultural identities in tamariki.

A whānau style of learning, collaboration, and high expectations of staff and tamariki has led to improvements in learning and a strong sense of community.


I ahu mai te whakaako me te ako o tēnei Puna Reo i te tuakiri o te iwi ake o te Poroutanga kia whakautea, kia hāpaitia hoki te mana o ia tamaiti me ō rātou whānau. Ka tū tangata ngā tamariki me te whakarite i ā rātou ake ako ki roto i te horopaki e waihanga ana i tētahi waka tino angitu mō te ako e whakaute ai i te Ao Māori me te Ao Pākehā.

 

Kei Kaitī, kei Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tēnei Puna Reo. Ko tāna he whai kia tipu te rangatiratanga i roto i ā rātou tamariki, he arotahi hoki ki ngā tamariki hei ākonga.

I hurihia ngā āhuatanga whakaako, aromatawai, te āhua o te tirohanga ki ngā tamariki. Kei te whakamanatia te tamaiti kia puta tōna ihu i ngā marau katoa i roto i tētahi taiao ako mā te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Porou.

He take nui ki te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaitī te whakakaha i te taha ki te whānau, hapū me te iwi o ngā tamariki.

Nā te whai i te akoranga ā-whānau, te mahi tahi me ngā hiahia o ngā kaimahi me ngā tamariki i pai ake ai te ako me te wairua o te hapori.

MOE TL A'oga Fa'a Samoa 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

A'oga Fa'a Samoa

A'oga Fa'a Samoa

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A'oga Fa'a Samoa

A'oga Fa'a Samoa

Great leadership and the empowerment of staff have led to positive results for this A’oga.

Using research, they looked at how to maintain the Samoan language and culture and to strengthen a sense of identity in the children. They pioneered Samoan immersion teaching practice in New Zealand.

By setting up a system where small groups of children stay with the same teacher from their beginning to when they start school, A’oga Fa’a Samoa has developed positive relationships with children and their families. The A’oga puts a strong focus on professional learning and development for staff to ensure quality care and education.

Nā te tōtika o te arataki me te whakamana i ngā kaimahi i puta he hua pai mō tēnei A’oga.

I whakamahia ngā rangahau hei titiro me pēhea e mauroa ai te reo Hāmoa me ngā tikanga hei whakapakari i te tuakiri o ngā tamariki. Nā rātou tonu i para te huarahi o ngā whakaakoranga reo rumaki Hāmoa i Aotearoa nei.

Mā te whakatakoto kaupapa e noho ai ngā rōpū iti ki tētahi kaiako mai i te taunga ki te A’oga tae noa ki te wā tīmata i te kura, kua tipu he whanaungatanga pai i waenga i te A’oga Fa’a Hāmoa, ngā tamariki me ngā whānau. Mau tonu ana te arotahinga o te A’oga ki te whakapiki i ōna kaiako kia kounga ai te āhua o te tiaki tamariki me ngā akoranga.

MOE TL McAuley High School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

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Principal and Staff, McAuley High School

Te Tumuaki me ngā Kaiako, te Kura Tuarua o McAuley

This Catholic girls’ school based in Otahuhu is achieving great NCEA results, which have surpassed those of similar schools.

McAuley High School set ambitious teaching and learning goals, which have translated into successful academic results.

Kua taea e tēnei kura Katorika, kura Kōhine kei Ōtāhuhu, ngā huanga NCEA tino pai rawa, kei runga atu i ō ngā kura e rite ana.

Nā te Kura Tuarua o McAuley anō i whakarite i ētahi whāinga whakaako, whāinga hao nui hoki, ā, ko te mutunga iho ko ngā huanga mātauranga, huanga angitu.

MOE TL Invercargill Middle School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School

Te Puna Waiora, Kura Waenga ki Waihōpai

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Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School

Te Puna Waiora, Kura Waenga ki Waihōpai

This South Island school has been through an intense and challenging journey since it began changing its thinking in 2011.

Invercargill Middle School was determined to own its issues, fix them and learn from them.

The school has embraced the idea that we all have vital roles to play in students’ progress and no matter what the perceived barriers, every student is capable of achieving great results.

With its relentless focus on student achievement Invercargill Middle School is now a strong school that looks at all the available learning and makes the best decisions for its students. The school’s dream is to live its haka: Te Puna Wai Ora, e tu atu nei.

He nui ngā piki, ngā heke me ngā wero o tēnei kura kei Te Waipounamu mai i te tau 2011 – te wā i huri ai ngā whakaaro

I whakatau te Kura Waenga o Invercargill māna anō āna ake raru e whakatika i runga i te whakaaro he ako kei roto.

Ka haere ngā mahi i runga i te whakaaro he kawenga anō, he tūnga anō mō tēnā mō tēnā i roto i te whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ahakoa ngā momo taupā, ka taea e tēnā, e tēnā ākonga.

Nā te mea i kaha tonu te whai me te arotahi ki te whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga, kua tū pakari te Kura Waenga o Invercargill i nāianei. Kei te whāia ngā huarahi ako e wātea ana, ā, ko āna whakatau ko ngā mea tino whaihua mō ngā ākonga. Ko te moemoeā o te kura, kei ngā kupu o tōna haka: Te Puna Wai Ora, e tū atu nei.

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING

TE HIRANGA O TE KAITIAKITANGA

MOE GOVERNING Rangitoto College 2016

Category Winner

Category Winner

Rangitoto College

Te Kāreti o Rangitoto

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Rangitoto College

Te Kāreti o Rangitoto

The governance of the Board of Trustees at this school shows them to be masters of complexity in scale and in culture. Powerful strategic direction is focused on self-improvement day by day, building staff capability and innovation in teaching and learning that is driving achievement to far exceed national levels.

This school’s Board of Trustees wanted to create an environment to support professional learning and development for staff.

They showed a good understanding of governance and their role in supporting the strategic direction of the College and supporting senior leaders in the school.

This approach enabled eight staff to be on a reduced timetable to develop a culture of continual professional improvement within the College.

These teachers worked one on one with staff in their classrooms working on each staff member’s goals. It evolved into mentoring pairs working together to improve students’ academic outcomes. The Board and staff tracked students over time and found that both NCEA results and discipline within the school improved.

Ko te whakahaere a te Poari Kaitiaki e whakaatu ana he tohunga rātou ki ngā mahi matatini me tērā o te ahurea. Ka aronui te rautaki kia pakari ake rātou i ia rā, i ia rā, kia kaha ake te whanake me te auaha o ngā kaiako ki te ako me te whakaako, tērā e kōkiri ana i te paetae ki tua o ngā taumata ā-motu.

Ko te hiahia o te Poari Kaitiaki o tēnei kura he waihanga taiao hei tautoko i ngā akoranga ngaio o ngā kaiako.

Mārama pai ana rātou ki ngā āhuatanga kaitiakitanga mō tā rātou hei tautoko i te rautaki ahu whakamua o te Kāreti me ngā kaiarataki o te kura.

Nā tēnei huarahi i taea ai te whakaheke ngā haora mahi o ētahi kaiako tokowaru kia riro mā rātou e whakawhanake te whakaaro kia pai ake te akoranga ngaio hei kaupapa mutunga kore i roto i te Kāreti.

Ko ia kaiako i mahi tahi me tētahi atu i rō akomanga, ki te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga. Ka hua mai he mahi takirua, he mahi ngātahi hei whakapai ake i ngā huanga mātauranga mō ngā ākonga. I āta aroturuki te Poari me ngā kaiako i ngā ākonga i roto i te huringa o te wā, ā, i kite ake kua pai kē atu ngā huanga NCEA me te arowhanonga nō roto i te kura.

MOE GOVERNING Raumanga Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Raumanga Kindergarten

Te Kura Kōhungahunga o Raumanga

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Raumanga Kindergarten

Te Kura Kōhungahunga o Raumanga

This kindergarten and others in the Association saw a need to change their environments, cultural practices and systems to fully engage Māori learners. They wanted to see all their learners achieve the best possible outcomes and for whānau and children to have a sense of belonging and feel welcome.

A model was created to help staff enrich their essence of practice through a Māori world view. They changed the centre’s environment, cultural practices and systems. The result is better learning environments and use of the curriculum to boost children’s learning and success.

I kitea e tēnei kura kōhungahunga me ētahi atu i roto i te Rōpū Nui he mea whaitake kia hurihia te āhua o ngā taiao, ngā tikanga ahurea me ngā pūnaha kia tino whai wāhi mai ngā ākonga Māori. Ko tō rātou tino hiahia kia whiwhi hua pai ā rātou ākonga katoa, kia noho tangata whenua tonu ngā whānau me ngā tamariki i roto i te kura.

I waihangatia tētahi tauira hei āwhina i ngā kaimahi kia whakaurua he tirohanga Māori ki ā rātou mahi. Ka rerekē te taiao o te kura, ngā tikanga ahurea me ngā pūnaha. Ko te hua i puta ko ngā taiao ako pai ake, me te whakamahia o te marau hei hiki i te ako me te angitu o ngā tamariki.

MOE GOVERNING Hinuera School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako O Te Kura O Hinuera

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Hinuera School Learning Community

Te Hapori Ako O Te Kura O Hinuera

This Waikato primary school has a shared vision – to continually look at how it can improve and do the best that it can for its students and the community.

With this vision in mind, the Board of Trustees set the school a challenge. They wanted to improve all of their students’ writing to match or exceed the National Standards.

The school board worked closely with the principal, teachers, students and local community to turn things around. Clear targets were set, resources were allocated, and the Board asked for regular updates on progress. The result? Hinuera School is now above the national average for writing.

Nā te katoa te whakakitenga o tēnei kura – e whai tonu kia pai ake āna mahi mō āna ākonga me tōna hapori, kia eke tonu ki taumata kē.

Nā runga i tērā, nā te Poari te wero. Me whai kia pai ake ngā mahi tuhituhi a ngā ākonga kia rite ki ngā Taumata ā-Motu, kia aua atu rānei.

I mahi tahi ngā kaiarataki kura me te poari, ngā kaiako, ngā ākonga me te hapori kia rerekē ngā mahi. Ka whakatakoto rātou i ngā whāinga kia mārama, he mahere tuhituhi mō te kura whānui, ā, ka tohua ngā rauemi, me ngā akoranga ngaio. Ko tā te Poari he whakatau kia pūrongo atu te kura ki a rātou mō ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga. Ko te hua i puta? Kei runga noa atu te Kura o Hinuera i tā te toharite ā-motu mō ngā pūkenga tuhituhi.

2016 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2016 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

MOE FOCUS Karanga Mai 2016

Category Winner

Category Winner

Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College & Early Learning Centre

Te Kāreti o Karanga Mai mō ngā Mātua Taiohi me te Pokapū Ako Kōhungahunga

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Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College & Early Learning Centre

Te Kāreti o Karanga Mai mō ngā Mātua Taiohi me te Pokapū Ako Kōhungahunga

There is a powerful and complex collaboration among all parties involved in this College for teen parents and their children, building self worth and wellbeing, and re-engaging young parents in education to create successful pathways to achievement for them and their children.

 

The focus of Karanga Mai is the empowerment of young parents and their children through educational achievement. The Young Parent College and Early Education Centre work collaboratively to provide a seamless education experience for parent and child in a respectful, inclusive and highly aspirational environment.

Many young parent graduates of Karanga Mai have gone on to further learning and educational opportunities in tertiary and apprenticeships.

He kaha, he matatini hoki te mahi tahi a ngā rōpū katoa e whai wāhi ana ki tēnei Kāreti mō ngā mātua taiohi me ā rātou tamariki, kia piki ake te tuakiri me te oranga, ā, kia uru anō ngā mātua taiohi ki te mātauranga hei para huarahi papai kia whai mātauranga rātou me ā rātou tamariki.

 

Ko te aronga matua o Karanga Mai ko te whakamana i ngā mātua taiohi me ā rātou tamariki mā ngā whakatutukitanga mātauranga. Mahitahi ai Te Kāreti Mātua Taiohi me te Kura Kōhungahunga kia takoto mai tētahi ara paparōnaki me ōna wheako mātauranga mō te matua me te tamaiti i roto i tētahi taiao whakakoha, taiao tāpiti, whakangākau hoki.

E hia kē ngā mātua taiohi kua puta atu i te kura o Karanga Mai ki ētahi āhuatanga ako anō i ngā kura wānanga me ngā kaupapa tauiratanga.

MOE FOCUS Aorangi School 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Aorangi School/Health Promoting Schools

Te Kura o Aorangi/Kura Hapai Hauora

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Aorangi School/Health Promoting Schools

Te Kura o Aorangi/Kura Hapai Hauora

This school achieved a great change in a relatively short amount of time. They looked at all aspects of health and talked to parents about what they wanted for their children.

Aorangi School worked hard to include health across the curriculum areas and they soon gained good academic results, with good student engagement sustained over time.

Health and wellbeing is embedded in the school with great collaboration across the school, and the community.

He nui ngā painga i hua mai ki tēnei kura i roto i te wā poto. Ka tirohia e rātou ngā āhuatanga katoa o te hauora, ka whakapuaki hoki i ō rātou hiahia ki ngā mātua mō ā rātou tamariki.

I whakapau kaha te Kura o Aorangi ki te whakauru i te hauora ki ngā wāhanga ako katoa, ā, kīhai i taro ka puta ngā huanga mātauranga pai me te mauroa o te whai wāhitanga o ngā ākonga.

Kua tino tau te kaupapa o te hauora ki roto i te kura me te mahi tahitanga puta noa i te kura me te hapori anō.

MOE FOCUS Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

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Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti

Developing rangatiratanga (leadership) in tamariki is what this Gisborne-based Puna Reo set out to achieve.

To meet this goal the Kaimahi at Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti, a full immersion early childhood education centre, changed the way they taught, how they assessed progress, and how they viewed tamariki.

A whānau-style of learning, collaboration, and high expectations have boosted the wellbeing and learning opportunities and given tamariki a strong sense of cultural identity.

Ko te whakatipu rangatiratanga te tino kaupapa i whāia ai e tēnei Puna Reo kei Tūranga.

Hei whakatutuki i tēnei whāinga, i hurihia e ngā Kaimahi o te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaitī, he puna rumaki reo Māori, ngā āhuatanga ako, āhuatanga aromatawai me te tirohanga ki ngā tamariki.

Nā te whai hoki i te akoranga ā-whānau, te mahi tahi me ngā hiahia o ngā kaimahi me ngā tamariki i pai ake ai te ako me te wairua o te hapori.

MOE FOCUS Milford Kindergarten 2016

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teaching Team, Milford Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Milford

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Teaching Team, Milford Kindergarten

Te Tīma Whakaako, Kura Kōhungahunga o Milford

This kindergarten set out to strengthen engagement and wellbeing for their children, whānau and community.

The teaching team reviewed the culture and physical environment to improve the ways children learn, grow and develop.

The new environment encourages children to use it more physically and enables the engagement of parents in the process. The new space can be used at all times and is included in learning. Children now have more physical skills, are stronger in themselves and have gained knowledge.

I whai tēnei kura kōhungahunga kia kaha ake te whai wāhitanga me te oranga hoki o ngā tamariki, ngā whānau me te hapori.

I arotakengia e te tīma kaiako te ahurea me te taiao o te kura hei whakapai ake i ngā āhuatanga e ako nei, e tipu nei ngā tamariki.

Ko tā te taiao hou nei he akiaki tonu i ngā tamariki kia kaha ai te whakamahi i taua wāhi rā, kia taea ai hoki e ngā mātua te whai wāhi atu ki ngā whakahaere. Whakamahia ai te wāhi hou nei i ngā wā katoa, ā, hei wāhi ako hoki. Kua mātau ake, kua pakari ake ngā tamariki me ō rātou pūkenga tinana.