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.

2017 SUPREME AWARD

2017 TE TOHU NUI

Manurewa Intermediate School

Through a strategic approach to improvement implemented by school leaders, Manurewa Intermediate School has been transformed into a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for students and their whānau. The community has pride in the school and the increased learning opportunities that students enjoy.

Te Kura Waenga O Manurewa

Nā tētahi ara rautaki whakapainga nā ngā kaiarataki o te kura i whakarite, kua huri te Kura Waenga o Manurewa hei taiao manaaki, haumaru, tuwhera hoki mō ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau. Kua manawa whakahī te hapori mō te kura me te huhua o ngā wheako ngākau nui nei ki ngā ākonga.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"Manurewa Intermediate has proven to be outstanding in a shared drive to raise achievement for every student. Working alongside parents, whānau and the community, this school has changed the lives of students, giving them a strong voice in their education and choices for the future."

"Me he whetū tārake Te Kura Waenga o Manurewa i tana paranga ngātahitanga kia hikitia ngā tutukitanga o ia ākonga. Nā tana mahi i te taha o ngā mātua, ngā whānau me te hapori, i panoni ai tēnei kura i te oranga o ngā ākonga, i hoatu ai ki a rātou he reo motuhake mō ā ratou akoranga, kōwhiringa hoki mō ngā rā kei te tū mai."

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING Manurewa Intermediate School 2017

Category Winner

Category Winner

Leadership Team, Manurewa Intermediate School

Te Tīma Kaitātaki, Te Kura Waenga o Manurewa

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Leadership Team, Manurewa Intermediate School

Te Tīma Kaitātaki, Te Kura Waenga o Manurewa

‘Stand up, stand tall’ is a catchcry in this school. With a focus on building and strengthening relationships deep within the community, this school is ensuring that students experience teaching and learning that is developing the connections and confidence to stand tall with pride.

 

Through a strategic approach to improvement implemented by school leaders, Manurewa Intermediate School has been transformed into a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for students and their families. The community has pride in the school and the increased learning opportunities that students enjoy.

'Tū ake, tū māia' koinei te kupu whakaara o tēnei kura. Nā te arotahi kia pakari ai ngā hononga hōhonu ki te hapori, e whakarite ana tēnei kura kia rongo ai ngā ākonga i te whakaako me te ako e pakari anō ngā hononga me te kaha ki māia anō te tū.

 

Nā tētahi ara rautaki whakapainga nā ngā kaiarataki o te kura i whakarite, kua huri te Kura Waenga o Manurewa hei taiao manaaki, haumaru, tuwhera hoki mō ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau. Kua manawa whakahī te hapori mō te kura me te huhua o ngā wheako ngākau nui nei ki ngā ākonga.

MOE ENGAGING Papamoa Kindergarten 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Assessment Whānau Group, Papamoa Kindergarten

Rōpū Whānau Aromatawai, Papamoa Kindergarten

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Assessment Whānau Group, Papamoa Kindergarten

Rōpū Whānau Aromatawai, Papamoa Kindergarten

Parents, whānau and teachers at Papamoa Kindergarten wove research and traditional Māori knowledge into an innovative programme that has strengthened the engagement of children in learning how to learn and their self-efficacy. It has helpfully rubbed off on families. The partnership model used has become the norm for other special projects.

 

Papamoa Kindergarten established whānau groups to engage with all members of the community. This enabled opportunities for leadership in the kindergarten in areas of their interests and strengths. The Assessment Whānau Group set out to develop and embed a bicultural teaching, learning and assessment framework that supports children in becoming 21st century learners, who have clear ideas about their learner identity. The framework and associated language developed by this Whānau Group has led to a positive improvement in teaching and learning, and impacted upon the culture within the kindergarten and wider community.

Nā ngā mātua, ngā whānau me ngā kaiako o Papamoa Kindergarten i raranga ai te rangahau me te mātauranga Māori ki tētahi kaupapa auaha nāna i kaha ai te whakaanga o ngā tamariki kia ako ki te ako, ki tō rātou āhua ake. Kua pā atu hoki tēnei āhua ki ngā whānau. Kua takoto ināianei tēnei tauira whakahoatanga hei tāhu mō ētahi atu kaupapa.

 

I whakatūria ai e te Kindergarten o Papamoa ngā rōpū whānau e whakaanga ai ki ngā tāngata katoa o te hapori. Nā reira i taea ai he huarahi arataki i ngā kaupapa e ngākau nui ana ki a rātou. Nā te Rōpū Whānau Aromatawai i whai kia whakaū i tētahi anga kanorua mō te ako me te aromatawai hei tautoko i ngā tamariki kia tipu hei ākonga rautau 21 e mārama ana ki tō rātou tuakiritanga. Nā te anga me te reo i whakatipungia e tēnei Rōpū Whānau i hua ai he āhuatanga pai ake i roto i ngā whakaakoranga, ā, ka pātahi atu ai ki te ahurea o te kura kōhungahunga nei ki te hapori whānui hoki.

MOE ENGAGING John Paul College 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

John Paul College

Te Kāreti o John Paul

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John Paul College

Te Kāreti o John Paul

Using the study of the sciences to engage with students, this school has built awareness and passion for an area of the curriculum that is often under-emphasised. Students have grasped new opportunities and demonstrated their innovation, alongside a significant lift in achievement.

 

In 2016, John Paul College set out to increase engagement and achievement for their year 7 science students. Staff attribute their success in achieving this goal to the strong connections with parents that are focused on students’ learning and wellbeing, together with rich opportunities for real-life experiences in class and alongside science professionals in the wider Rotorua community.

Nā te whakamahi i ngā akoranga pūtaiao ki te whakaanga ki ngā ākonga, i whakatipungia e tēnei kura te whakaaro nui me te kohara ki tētahi wāhanga o te marau kāore i tino arotahingia. Kua rarau atu ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga, ā, ka kitea tō rātou auaha, me te hiranga o te whakapiki tutukitanga.

 

I te tau 2016 i whakatakoto huarahi te Kāreti o John Paul kia kaha ake te whakaanga, te whakatutukitanga hoki a ngā ākonga pūtaiao tau 7. E ai ki ngā kaiako ko te take i tutuki ai tēnei kaupapa ko te pai o ngā hononga ki ngā mātua e aronui nei ki ngā akoranga me te oranga hoki o ngā ākonga me ngā wheako tūturu i roto i ngā akomanga i te taha o ngā mātanga pūtaiao o hapori whānui o Rotorua.

MOE ENGAGING Horowhenua College 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rangatahi Ora, Horowhenua College

Rangatahi Ora, Te Kāreti o Horowhenua

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Rangatahi Ora, Horowhenua College

Rangatahi Ora, Te Kāreti o Horowhenua

The energy and commitment of this school shines through a programme that has raised achievement through a focus on the cultural identity of students and deep connections into their communities.

The Rangatahi Ora programme developed at Horowhenua College was started with the purpose of bringing Ka Hikitia to life. The Rangatahi Ora approach has the college, students and whānau working together so that student confidence, leadership and academic potential can be realised. At the core of the programme is the engagement of students (and whānau) in learning and achieving “as Māori“. Whanaungatanga is also a key principle in Rangatahi Ora, in the school community and out into the wider community. This includes rangatahi working with local primary schools in Tuākana Tēina tikanga programmes (learning together, mentoring and role modelling) with tamariki and whānau. Local iwi also support the college and the Rangatahi Ora programme. As a result of the programme, students’ achievement in NCEA has lifted significantly and continues to do so - the school’s relationship with whānau and tangata whenua continues to strengthen.

Mārakerake te kitea o te ngoi me te ngākau nui o tēnei kura me tana kaupapa whakapiki tutukitanga mā te arotahi ki te tuakiri ahurea o ngā ākonga me ngā hononga hōhonu ki ō rātou hapori.

I tīmatangia te kaupapa o Rangatahi Ora e te Kāreti o Horowhenua hei whakatinana i a Ka Hikitia. Ko tā Rangatahi Ora he whakahau kia mahitahi te kāreti, ngā ākonga me ngā whānau kia tutuki ai te pitomata mātauranga, arataki te mauritau hoki o ngā ākonga. Ko te pūtake o tēnei kaupapa ko te whai kia anga mai ngā ākonga (me ngā whānau) ki te ako kia tutuki ‘hei Māori’. Ko te whanaungatanga tētahi mātāpono o Rangatahi Ora i roto i te ahurea o te kura me tērā o te hapori whānui. Ka whai wāhi te rangatahi ki te mahi i roto i ngā kura tuatahi o te hapori i runga i te kaupapa o Tuakana Tēina, (te ako ngātahi, te tautāwhi, te whakatauira) i te taha o ngā tamariki me ngā whānau. Kei te tautoko mai te iwi i te kāreti nei me te kaupapa o Rangatahi Ora. Nā te kaupapa nei, kua hikitia ngā tutukitanga o ngā ākonga i NCEA, ā, kei te pērā tonu te haere – me te aha, kua kaha ake te hononga i waenga i te kura me ngā whānau tae atu ki te tangata whenua.

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING William Colenso College 2017

Category Winner

Category Winner

Senior Leadership Team, William Colenso College

Te Tīma Kaitātaki Matua, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

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Senior Leadership Team, William Colenso College

Te Tīma Kaitātaki Matua, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

William Colenso College inspired the community and school leaders to challenge the status quo – harnessing a raft of resources, and working closely with parents, students and whānau, staff at this school have focused on pastoral care for students and developed meaningful pathways to learning that have significantly lifted achievement.

 

William Colenso College set out to transform the achievement of students, especially among Māori learners. While relationships between teachers and students were positive, they lacked a focus on accelerating achievement for all students. Analysis showed that there needed to be more effective interactions between students and teachers was focused on learning.

Leaders at William Colenso College recognised that changes in school systems and teaching practice needed to be driven by the needs of the students. Leadership also had to respond to students and teachers themselves. The leadership team focused on how they would lead the learning – changing titles from manager to leader, recognising themselves as learners, providing space for teachers to learn and engage with them in that learning, resourcing the learning and engaging in conversations or reviews to disrupt the status quo.

Teaching practice is more responsive, engaging and inclusive which has led to a lift in student engagement and achievement in NCEA.

Nā te kura o William Colenso i whakaawe te hapori me ngā kaiarataki kura ki te para i tētahi huarahi hou - mā te whakamahi i ngā momo rauemi, te mahi ngātahi me ngā mātua, ngā ākonga ngā whānau hoki, kua arotahi ngā kaiako o tēnei kura ki te manaaki ākonga, ki te whakarite hoki i ngā ara whai hua o te ako kia hikitia ngā tutukitanga.

 

I whakatakoto huarahi te Kāreti o William Colenso kia huri ai te whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, otirā, ngā ākonga Māori. Ahakoa te pai o ngā hononga i waenga i ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga, kāore he aronga hei whakatere ake i ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga katoa. Nā ngā tātaritanga i kite ai ko te mea hei whai ko te hononga tino whai hua i waenga i ngā ākonga me ngā kaiako mā te aronui ki te ako.

I kitea e ngā kaiarataki i te Kāreti o William Colenso me whai kia rerekē pūnaha me ngā mahi akoako, ā, me riro hoki mā ngā matea o ngā ākonga e ārahi ngā mahi. Me whai hoki ngā kaiarataki kia urupare ki ngā ākonga me ngā kaiako Nā, ka aronui te rōpū kaiarataki ki te āhua o tā rātou arataki i te ako - nā reira, i tīnihia ngā ingoa tūranga mai i te kaiwhakahaere ki te kaiarataki, i whakatau he ākonga hoki rātou, i whakarite he wāhi ako mō ngā kaiako me te whakaanga ki a rātou i roto i aua wāhi ako, i tuku rauemi mō aua wāhi ako me te whai wāhi ki ngā kōrero, ki ngā arotake rānei e tauwhati i ngā āhuatanga o mua.

Ko ngā mahi akoako kua kaha kē te aronui, te whakaanga me te whai wāhitanga, nā whai anō kua rata mai ngā ākonga, ā, kua piki ake te whakatutukitanga i roto i te NCEA.

MOE LEADING Rotokawa 2017

Category Winner

Category Winner

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 small kōhanga has visionary goals focussing on changing the future of whānau and tamariki that are rooted in its language and cultural practices. Through a deliberate approach to grow leaders across each generation, their leaders now reach well beyond the kōhanga, empowering a wide community to achieve the outcomes they seek for tamariki.

 

Based in Rotorua, this Kōhanga Reo recognised that whānau leadership is critical to empowering whānau in education so that outcomes for tamariki would improve.

In 2011, the kōhanga reo embarked on a journey to empower whānau, but realised that this would need the support of good leadership. They established a distributed form of intergenerational leadership based on the principles of traditional Māori society and supported by two generations of the same whānau, one associated with the kōhanga since it was established.

The goal was to see whānau remain in the kōhanga movement long after their children move to school, giving back by sharing their knowledge and expertise.

The focus on whānau engagement and empowerment has led to deeper participation and the emergence of new intergenerational leaders, as graduates of the kōhanga return with their own children, bringing and sharing new skills.

Ahakoa he kōhanga iti, he nui te koronga me te arotahi kia rerekē te āhua o tūāpae mō ngā whānau me ngā tamariki ko te reo me ngā tikanga te tāmore. He huarahi i āta whakaritea kia tipu mai he raukura i tēnā, i tēnā tipuranga, kua puta ngā kaiarataki ki tua o te kōhanga, mā reira e whakamana ai te hapori whānui ka tutuki ai ngā otinga e rapuhia ana mō ngā tamariki.

 

Kei Rotorua tēnei kōhanga reo, ā, he mea whakapono e tōna whānau ko te ārataki ā-whānau he mea tino whai take hei whakamana i te whānau i roto i te mātauranga kia pai ake ai ngā hua mō ngā tamariki.

I te tau 2011, i whakatakotoria e te kōhanga reo tētahi ara hei whakamana i te whānau, me te mōhio me whai wāhi mai te tautoko me te arataki pai. Ka whakatūria e rātou he tūāhua arataki ā-tipuranga e takea mai ana i ngā mātāpono o te ao Māori, e tautokohia ana e ngā tipuranga e rua o te whānau kotahi, kua noho ki tēnei kōhanga mai rā anō i tōna tīmatanga.

Ko te whāinga ia kia noho roa mai ngā whānau ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga, ki te āwhina, ki te tautoko ahakoa ko ā rātou ake tamariki kua mutu kē, kua haere ki te kura.

Nā te aronga ki te whakamana me te whakaanga whānau i kaha kē atu te whai wāhitanga me te aha, kua kitea he reanga hou hei kaiarataki, me te hokinga mai o ngā raukura o te kōhanga reo me ā rātou tamariki tonu, me ō rātou pūkenga hoki.

MOE LEADING Manurewa Intermediate School 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Leadership Team , Manurewa Intermediate School Y 7-8

Te Tīma Kaitātaki, Te Kura Waenga o Manurewa

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Leadership Team , Manurewa Intermediate School Y 7-8

Te Tīma Kaitātaki, Te Kura Waenga o Manurewa

The growth of leadership in this school has been woven into the fabric of everything they do, growing opportunities for leading among teachers, students and the community. Within this focus there is a commitment – almost a passion, to create the flexibility needed to meet the needs of all students and lift their achievement.

 

Through a strategic approach to improvement, implemented by school leaders, Manurewa Intermediate School set out a plan to ‘upgrade every aspect of the school to give the community a school it deserved, serving as a strong pillar in the community’.

A distributive leadership structure was developed which saw the assistant and deputy principals taking responsibility for a strategic goal and leading the implementation of that goal. The new structure has built on individual strengths within a team context, challenging leaders and helping them to grow their capability as leaders. While the broad programme of transformation across the school has lifted student engagement and achievement, the leadership programme has seen seven of the school’s leadership team move to take up the position of principal in their own school.

Kua rarangitia te tipu o te arataki i roto i tēnei kura ki āna mahi katoa, me te whakarite wāhi kia riro mā ngā kaiako, ngā ākonga me te hapori e arataki ngā kaupapa. Kei roto mai i tēnei aronga e kitea ana te ngākau nui, te kohara rānei ki te waihanga i te āhuatanga ngāwari e tika ana kia tutuki ai ngā hiahia o ngā ākonga katoa, kia hikitia anō ō rātou tutukitanga.

 

Nā tētahi ara rautaki whakapainga nā ngā kaiarataki o te kura i whakarite, i whai ai te Kura Waenga o Manurewa ki te whakapai ake i ngā āhuatanga katoa o te kura kia tū mai he kura tōtika e manakohia ana e te hapori, hei pou kaha anō hoki mō te hapori.

I whakatipuria he hanganga arataki tohatoha e kitea ai ia tumuaki tuarua, tumuaki āwhina hoki e kōkiri ana i tētahi whāinga rautaki kia tutuki ai. Ko te hanganga hou nei he mea whakatū i runga i te pakari o tēnā, o tēnā i roto i te tīma, he wero, he āwhina hoki i a rātou kia piki ai te kaha hei kaiarataki. Nā tē whānuitanga o tēnei kaupapa whakaumu puta noa i te kura i hiki ai te whakaanga me ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, ko tētahi tino hua o te kaupapa arataki nei ko te putanga o ngā tāngata tokowhitu o te tīma arataki o tēnei kura, kia tū hei tumuaki i roto i ō rātou ake kura.

\MOE LEADING Waitakere College 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Waitakere College

Te Kāreti o Waitakere

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Waitakere College

Te Kāreti o Waitakere

Leaders at this school built a comprehensive programme which offered vocational pathways in conjunction with traditional learning methods to ensure the success of their students. Focussing on opportunities for learning and the steps to success for students, Waitakere College has lifted achievement and changed outcomes for students.

 

Following a sharp fall in student achievement in 2012, leaders at Waitakere College recognised the need to respond with urgency, with a relentless focus on accelerating Māori and Pasifika achievement. They took a fresh look at school culture and how best to embed quality practice. While many of the ingredients for success were already in place, they identified a need to fine-tune and achieve greater consistency across the entire staff.

The plan for change focused on building capability and unlocking potential among staff, while also increasing teacher ownership and a sense of accountability for student achievement. Strategic review and planning were used to create a shared focus, and linked to performance review and professional learning for teachers. The school has used staff expertise and learning opportunities, while also providing external assistance where necessary. This comprehensive programme has resulted in a year-on-year lift in achievement, above national averages, particularly among Māori and Pasifika students.

I hangaia e ngā kaiarataki o tēnei kura tētahi kaupapa whānui e tukuna ai he ara ahumahi me ngā ara ako taketake e puta ai te ihu o ngā ākonga. Nā te arotahi ki te ako me ngā iti kahurangi mō ngā ākonga i hikitia ai e te Kāreti o Waitākere ngā tutukitanga, i panoni ai ngā otinga mō ngā ākonga.

 

Nā te kaha heke o ngā whakatutuki-tanga o te tau 2012, i mōhio tonu ngā kaiarataki o te Kāreti o Waitakere me kaha tonu te urupare, me kaha anō te aronui kia whakatere ake i te whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga Māori, Pasifika hoki. I whai tirohanga hou rātou ki te ahurea o te kura, i whai whakaaro hoki ki ngā tikanga e tangata whenua ai te akoako kounga. Ahakoa kua takoto kē he tūāpapa e angitu ai ngā mahi, i tāutuhia te hiahia kia pai ake ngā mahi, kia kaha ōrite ai te āhua ki te katoa o ngā kaiako.

Ko te aronga o te rautaki ko te whakapiki āheinga me te huaki pitomata i ngā kaiako, ko te whai hoki kia kaha ake ai te haepapa o ngā kaiako ki ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga. I whakamahia he arotakenga rautaki, māherehere rautaki hoki hei waihanga i te aronga tahitanga, ā, ka honongia ai ki te arotake mahi me te ako ngaio mā ngā kaiako. I whakamahia e te kura ngā mōhiotanga o ngā kaiako me ngā wheako, ā, i tukua hoki kia whai wāhi mai he āwhina mai i waho i ngā wā tika. Ko te tino hua o tēnei kaupapa whānui, ko te hiki i ngā whakatutukitanga ki runga atu i te toharite ā-motu, otirā, ko ā ngā ākonga Māori, Pasifika hoki, i ia tau, i ia tau.

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Invercargill Middle School 2017

Category Winner

Category Winner

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

Recognising the needs of a diverse and highly mobile community, this school has focused on making the most of every day with their students. With oral language as their foundation, the school has developed an innovative language programme to lift communication and overall achievement for all students, achieving remarkable results.

 

Invercargill Middle School noticed that the oral language of some students was impacting on their learning and participation, and that existing practice did not empower students to speak and develop the evaluative, critical listening skills they needed to become agents in their own learning.

The staff formulated a plan to improve achievement through oral language, with specific goals and expectations, teacher inquiry focused on developing dialogic teaching, together with talking tools and signals (talk moves) that were modelled as part of teaching practice. The impact has been far reaching, with improvements in students’ oral language, confidence, and participation that have also lifted achievement in literacy more broadly.

Nā runga i tōna aro ki ngā hiahia o tētahi hapori rerekē, hapori oreore hoki, i aro ai tēnei kura kia tino whai hua ia rā, ia rā mō ā rātou ākonga. Ko te reo ā-waha hei tuāpapa, ā, kua whakatipuria e te kura tētahi kaupapa reo, kaupapa auaha e pai ake ai te whakawhiti kōrero me te nuinga o ngā tutukitanga mō ngā ākonga katoa, ā, ko ngā hua hautupua te mutunga mai.

 

I kitea e te Kura Waenga o Waihopai he mea whakaawe te reo ā-waha ki te ako, ki te whai wāhi hoki o ētahi ākonga, ā, kāore ngā akoako o te kura e whakamana i ngā ākonga ki te kōrero, ki whakatipu hoki i ngā pūkenga whakarongo, pūkenga aromātai e tika ana kia whai wāhi atu aua ākonga ki ā rātou ake akoranga.

Nā ngā kaiako tētahi mahere i whakarite e pai ake ai ngā whakatutukitanga mā te reo ā-waha, me ngā whāinga me ngā hiahia motuhake. Ko ngā pātai a ngā kaiako i aro atu ki te whakatipu akoranga kōrerorero, me ngā rauemi kōrero, ngā tohu ā-ringa hei whakatauira i ētahi wāhanga o te mahi akoako. Nā, he nui ngā hua pai i puta, arā, kua pai ake te reo ā-waha o ngā ākonga, kua pakari ake rātou me te whai wāhitanga me te aha, kua piki ake te whakatutukitanga ā-pānui, ā-tuhituhi.

MOE TL Waitakere College 2017

Category Winner

Category Winner

Waitakere College

Te Kāreti o Waitakere

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Waitakere College

Te Kāreti o Waitakere

To meet the needs of their students, this College focused on work-based futures and alignment with industry to establish innovative trades academies, including in the health sector. Alongside deeper connections with students, their families and whānau, every student now leaves school as a confident achiever, able to realise their dreams.

 

Devastated by a drop in student achievement in 2012, Waitakere College established an NCEA Action Plan in 2013 which has led to a steady lift in achievement each year, particularly among Māori and Pasifika students, and above national averages.

Focusing first on lifting capability and unlocking potential across their talented staff, the school launched a comprehensive Action Plan. Curriculum and course design were adapted to respond to student interests, including a focus on powerful learning relationships, e-learning and innovative vocational pathways, such as the Medical Science Academy. Changes were underpinned by monitoring and forecasting of individual achievement together with mentoring and coaching for students, and through celebrating identity and success among Maori and Pasifika students.

Hei whakatutuki i ngā hiahia o ā rātou ākonga, i arotahi ai tēnei Kāreti ki ngā kaupapa e hāngai ahumahi me te whakatū i ngā akoranga ringarehe auaha, tae atu ki te rāngai hauora. I runga i te mahitahi me ngā whānau ka puta ia ākonga i te kura hei ākonga māia, e taea ana ō rātou moemoeā te whakatinana.

 

Anea kau ana te Kāreti o Waitakere i te heke o ngā whakatutukitanga ākonga i te te tau 2012. Nō reira i whakatūria ai he Mahere Mahi NCEA i te tau 2013, ā, nāna i eke panuku ai i ia tau, ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, otirā ngā ākonga Māori, Pasifika hoki ki runga atu i ngā toharite ā-motu.

I mātua aronui ki te hiki āheinga me te tuku pitomata i roto i ōna kaiako whai pūkenga, i whakarewaia e te kura he Mahere Mahi whānui. I whakahāngaitia te marau ā-kura kia aro ki ngā kaupapa e paingia ana e ngā ākonga, arā, ngā hononga ako tino kaha, te e-ako me ētahi ara auaha, ara whai mahi, pērā i te Medical Science Academy. Ko ngā pūtake o ēnei hurihanga hou ko te aroturuki me te matapae i ngā whakatutukitanga takitahi, ko te tohutohu me te whakaako mō ngā ākonga, ko te whakanui i te tuakiri me te angitu o ngā ākonga Māori, ākonga Pasifika hoki.

MOE TL Halswell 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Lead Team, Halswell School

Tīma Kaitātaki, Halswell School

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Lead Team, Halswell School

Tīma Kaitātaki, Halswell School

Through the challenge of the Christchurch earthquakes, Halswell school has created change and innovation. They have introduced a modern learning environment, new approaches to teaching and learning, and made major advances in digital technologies. Alongside deep engagement with students, their community and iwi, this school has achieved richer outcomes for students.

 

The Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 and 2012 resulted in a new school for the Halswell community, students and teachers. The school is a modern learning environment and this meant a new way of teaching and learning was needed. Between 2013 and 2015, teachers engaged in a professional learning programme focused on the pedagogy of the new environment. The outcomes of this approach include improved engagement and achievement among students, particularly in writing, and greater professional collaboration between teachers.

Ahakoa ngā taumahatanga o ngā rū whenua ki Ōtautahi, kua waihangatia e te kura o Halswell he ara panoni, auaha hoki. Kua whakaritea he taiao ako hou, he huarahi whakaako hou me ngā kōkiri nunui i ngā hangarau matihiko. I runga i te mahi ngātahi me ngā ākonga, ō rātou hapori me ngā iwi, kua tutuki i tēnei kura ngā otinga whai hua mō ngā ākonga.

 

Nā ngā rū whenua o 2011 me 2012 i whai kura hou ai te hapori, ngā ākonga me ngā kaiako o Hallswell. Ko te kura o nāianei he taiao ako hou, nā konei i hiahiatia ai he huarahi ako hou. Mai i te tau 2013 ki 2015 i whai wāhi atu ngā kaiako ki tētahi kaupapa ako ngaio e aronui ana ki ngā āhuatanga ako o te taiao hou. Ko ngā tino hua o tēnei kaupapa ko te pai ake o te whakaanga me te whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, otirā, i ngā mahi tuhituhi, me te kaha hoki o te mahitahi ngaio i waenga i ngā kaiako.

MOE TL William Colenso College 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Teachers, William Colenso College

Ngā Kaiako, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

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Teachers, William Colenso College

Ngā Kaiako, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

Teachers at this College took ownership of the changes needed to improve outcomes for their students. They challenged and changed their own teaching practice, developed approaches that respond to the culture and identity of students, to achieve a significant lift in outcomes across the whole school.

 

William Colenso College set out to transform the achievement of students, especially among Māori learners. While relationships between teachers and students were positive, they lacked a focus on accelerating achievement for all students. Analysis showed that there needed to be more effective interactions between students and teachers focused on learning.

Self-review identified that there was a need for the transformation of teaching and learning. Involvement in Te Kotahitanga in 2010 supported a change which has transformed teachers’ knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy, te ao Māori, restorative practice, curriculum design and delivery. Teaching practice is more responsive, engaging and inclusive, which has led to a sustained lift in student engagement and achievement in NCEA.

Nā ngā kaiako tonu o tēnei Kāreti i whakarite ngā ara rerekē e pai ake ai ngā otinga mō ā rātou ākonga. I wero, i panoni anō rātou i ā rātou mahi akoako, i whakatakoto huarahi e aro ana ki te ahurea me te tuakiri o ngā ākonga, e tino hikitia ai ngā otinga puta noa i te kura.

 

I whai te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho ki te whakaumu i ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, otirā, ngā ākonga Māori. Ahakoa te pai o te hononga i waenga i ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga, kāore he aronga kia whakatere ake i te whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga katoa. Nā ngā tātaritanga i kite ai ko te mea hei whai ko te hononga tino whai hua i waenga i ngā ākonga me ngā kaiako mā te aronui ki te ako.

Nā te arotake-whaiaro i tautohu i te take me rerekē te āhua o te whakaako me te ako. Nā te whai wāhi ki te kaupapa o Te Kotahitanga i te tau 2010 i tautokongia he hurihanga hou, nāna i whakaumu ai te mōhiotanga o ngā kaiako ki te whakaakoranga whai tikanga, ki te ao Māori, ki ngā tikanga whakatau mauri, ki te hoahoa me te whakarato marau. Ko ngā mahi akoako kua kaha kē te aronui, te whakaanga me te whai wāhitanga, nā whai anō kua rata mai ngā ākonga, ā, kua piki tonu ake te whakatutukitanga i roto i te NCEA.

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING

TE HIRANGA O TE KAITIAKITANGA

MOE GOVERNING Auckland Kindergarten Association 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Auckland Kindergarten Association

Kindergarten Association o Akarana

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Auckland Kindergarten Association

Kindergarten Association o Akarana

Determined to address the changing needs of families, this Kindergarten Association developed a robust strategic plan and alternative leadership structures, embarking on a process of significant change to secure the future of the kindergarten network in this region.

 

A changing landscape for early childhood services has prompted the Auckland Kindergarten Association to develop a 10-year strategy for high quality service. A series of evaluation projects have been undertaken over the last 12 months to develop success measures for the strategy. The project, which draw on the insights of parents, whānau, teachers and other professionals, has had positive impacts on both thinking and practice.

I runga i te hiahia kia rerekē ngā hiahia o ngā whānau, i whakatipuria e tēnei Whakahaere Kura Pūhou tētahi mahere rautaki pakari me ngā hanganga arataki, kia whai i tētahi panonitanga nui e pūmau ai te whātuinga kura pūhou.

 

Nā te rerekē haere o te āhua o ngā ratonga kōhungahunga, i tahuri ai te Auckland Kindergarten Association ki te whakatipu i tētahi rautaki 10-tau mō tē ratonga tino kounga. I ngā marama 12 kua pahure ake i whakahaeretia ētahi kaupapa aromātai e tipu ai he inenga angitu mō taua rautaki. Ko te kaupapa i nanao atu rā ki ngā whakaaro o ngā mātua, ngā whānau, ngā kaiako me ērā atu mātanga, he mea tino whai hua ki ngā whakaaro me ngā mahi akoako.

MOE GOVERNING William Colenso College 2017

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Board of Trustees, William Colenso College

Te Poari Kaitiaki, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

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Board of Trustees, William Colenso College

Te Poari Kaitiaki, Te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho

The Board of this College has driven engagement within the community, developed the kaupapa of the school and supported the principal and staff in new approaches to teaching and learning that have lifted outcomes for their students.

 

The Board of Trustees at William Colenso College set out to improve the achievement of students, and engagement among both parents and students.

From 2009 onward, Trustees have established a strong governance framework to achieve their desired goals. This includes a clear and concise strategic plan, self-review framework and tools, together with processes to improve financial performance. As the governance plan has been implemented, there has been a steady improvement in the achievement of students, significant cultural change and financial stability of the school.

He mea pana e te Poari o tēnei Kāreti te whakaanga i roto i te hapori, he whakarite hoki i te kaupapa o te kura hei tautoko i te tumuaki me ngā kaiako i runga i ngā huarahi whakaako hou e hikitia ai ngā hua mō ā rātou ākonga.

 

I tahuri te Poari Kaitiaki i te Kāreti o Wiremu Koroneho ki te whakapai ake i ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, me te whakaanga mai a ngā mātua me ngā ākonga.

Mai i te tau 2009, kua whakatūria e ngā Kaitiaki he anga kaitiaki, anga pakari e tutuki ai ō rātou whāinga. Kei roto mai hei mahere rautaki e mārama ana, e popoto ana, he anga arotake-whaiaro me ōna rauemi me ngā tukanga e pai ake ai ngā whakapaunga pūtea. I runga i te whakamahinga o te mahere kaitiaki, kua piki haere ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga, kua tino huri te ahurea, ā, kua tau haere hoki te taha whakahaere pūtea o te kura.