We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

MoE maori

We’re proud to reveal our 2019 winners and the stories behind their success. To each and every one of them: thank you for sharing your exceptional achievements with us.

Feeling inspired for 2020? Start thinking about your entry now — find out more on the 'Enter 2020' page.

E harikoa ana mātou ki te whakaatu i ngā toa mō 2019 me ā rātou kōrero angitu. Tēnei te mihi nui ki tēnā rōpū, ki tēnā kura: tēnā rawa atu koutou mō koutou i tuari mai ā koutou māhi rangatira ki a tātou katoa.

E hihiri ana koe mō 2020? Whakaarohia tō tono i āianei.

2018 SUPREME AWARD

2018 TE TOHU NUI

Flaxmere College Year 7 - 13, Hastings

Flaxmere College has sought to accelerate Māori student progress and achievement through its leadership team, by collaborating with students, teachers, whānau and the wider community to create educationally powerful connections.

Te Kareti o Flaxmere T7 – 13, Heretaunga

Flaxmere College has sought to accelerate Māori student progress and achievement through its leadership team, by collaborating with students, teachers, whānau and the wider community to create educationally powerful connections.

What the judges said

E Ai Ki Ngā Kaiwhakawā


"This College has a robust, distributed leadership model and huge community, parent, and whānau involvement. Using data to adapt their teaching practice and programmes, the College has seen an enormous change.

"Kei tēnei kāreti he tauira arataki tohatoha, tino pakari hoki, me te aha, he kaha tonu te whai wāhi mai o te hapori, ngā mātua me ngā whānau. Nā te whakamahi raraunga hei whakahāngai i ngā whakaakoranga me ngā mahi akoako, inā kē te nui o ngā hua i puta.

Winners & Finalists

Winners & Finalists

EXCELLENCE IN ENGAGING

TE HIRANGA O TE TUITUI TĀNGATA

MOE ENGAGING Toru Fetū Kindergarten 2018

Category Winner

Te Toa

Toru Fetū Kindergarten, Porirua

Toru Fetū Kindergarten, Porirua

MOE ENGAGING Flaxmere College 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Flaxmere College, Years 7 – 13, Hastings

Te Kareti o Flaxmere, T7 – 13, Heretaunga

MOE ENGAGING Kaiti School 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Kāiti School, Gisborne

Te Kura o Kāiti, Gisborne

MOE ENGAGING Papamoa Kindergarten 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Papamoa Kindergarten, Tauranga

Papamoa Kindergarten, Tauranga

EXCELLENCE IN LEADING

TE HIRANGA O TE ARATAKI

MOE LEADING St Paul Collegiate School 2018

Category Winner

Te Toa

St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton

St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton

MOE LEADING Glenavon School 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Glenavon School, Auckland

Te Kura o Glenavon, Tāmaki makaurau

MOE LEADING Flaxmere College 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Flaxmere College Y7 – 13, Hastings

Te Kareti o Flaxmere T7 – 13, Heretaunga

MOE LEADING Kāiti School 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Kāiti School, Gisborne

Te Kura o Kāiti, Gisborne

EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

TE HIRANGA O TE AKO

MOE TL Flaxmere College 2018

Category Winner

Te Toa

Flaxmere College YR 7 – 13, Hastings

Te Kareti o Flaxmere T 7 – 13, Heretaunga

MOE TL De La Salle College 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

De La Salle College, Auckland

De La Salle College, Tāmaki makaurau

MOE TL Hoon Hay School 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Hoon Hay School, Christchurch

Hoon Hay School, Ōtautahi

MOE TL Rotorua Girls High School 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Rotorua Girls High School, Rotorua

Rotorua Girls High School, Rotorua

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNING

TE HIRANGA O TE KAITIAKITANGA

MOE GOV Rotorua Girls High School 2018

Category Winner

Te Toa

Rotorua Girls' High School, Rotorua

Rotorua Girls' High School, Rotorua

MOE GOV Toru Fetū Kindergarten 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Toru Fetū Kindergarten, Porirua

Toru Fetū Kindergarten, Porirua

2018 EDUCATION FOCUS PRIZE

2018 TE TAONGA MĀTAURANGA

MOE FOCUS William Colenso College 2018

Category Winner

Te Toa

William Colenso College, Napier

William Colenso College, Ahuriri

MOE FOCUS John Paul College 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

John Paul College, Rotorua

John Paul Kāreti, Rotorua

MOE FOCUS Te Kura 2018

Finalist

Ngā Whiringa Toa

Te Kura, Wellington

Te Kura, Wellington