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The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling.


Current awards status
Winners announced
2016 Winners

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What’s your journey?

We asked the people behind successful entries from 2014 and 2015, as well as members of our judging panel, about the benefits of entering the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

FROM THE 2016 AWARDS CEREMONY

“This year we had a record number of entries across all categories. The winners and all the finalists are a credit to the teaching profession. They showed the difference that great teaching and great leadership backed by strong governance make to kids’ lives.” - Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony The Prime Minister Hon John Key congratulates the finalists and winners for 2016.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony Hon Hekia Parata acknowledging the finalists and winners' passion and commitment to raising student achievement.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony Rotorua Boys' High School, winner of the Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony Te Puna Reo o Puhi Kaiti, winner of the Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Atatū Award.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony Rangitoto College, winner of the Excellence in Governing - Awatea Award.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College & Early Learning Centre, winner of the 2016 Education Focus Prize - Takatū Prize.

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    Highlights from the 2016 awards ceremony McAuley High School, winner of the Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award and The Prime Minister's Supreme Award- Takiri ko te ata.

© 2016 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND

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