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


Current awards status
Open for Entries
How to Enter

Enter the Awards now.  Entries close 23 March 2018.

The benefits of entering

Check out the eligibility criteria, take a look at the tips page for advice on successful entries, and see how to present evidence and data to tell your school or early learning service’s story.

Click here for information on how to prepare your entry and to download the entry form.


 

2018 Education Focus Prize – Takatū prize

Each year there are four award categories and an Education Focus Prize.

The 2018 Education Focus Prize celebrates outstanding inclusive practices that enable all children and young people with additional learning needs to succeed.

How do we define inclusion?

In fully inclusive schools and early learning services, all children and young people are engaged and achieving through being present, participating, learning, and belonging.

We are talking about any child or young person who may experience a barrier to their learning at some stage in their learning career. This could relate to (but is not exclusive to) a disability, language, trauma, behaviour, mental health, identity.

For examples of inclusive practice watch videos we've produced on previous finalists and winners from other categories, to learn more about their stories.

Check out the 2018 Education Focus Prize section of our FAQs .

 

IMAGES FROM the 2017 Awards ceremony
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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Joint Winner - Senior Leadership Team, William Colenso College, Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award.

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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Joint Winner - Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa, Excellence in Leading - Atakura Award.

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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Joint Winner - Te Puna Wai Ora, Invercargill Middle School, Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award.

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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Joint Winner - Waitakere College, Excellence in Teaching and Learning – Atatū Award.

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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Leadership Team, Manurewa Intermediate School, winner of the Excellence in Engaging - Atahāpara Award and The Prime Minister's Supreme Award- Takiri ko te ata.

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    HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY Christchurch’s Halswell School awarded a Judges’ Commendation, a first for the Awards.

Strategic Partners

The 2018 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards are proudly supported by the following organisations:

Read more about our strategic partners here.

© 2017 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NEW ZEALAND

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