In a first for the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, in 2017 the Judges awarded a Commendation to Christchurch’s Halswell School. The Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 and 2012 resulted in a new school for the Halswell community, students and teachers.
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JUDGING UNDERWAYMeet the judges
He Iti Pounamu
Is a treasure, be it large or small.
It is a taonga from the giver to the recipient and it given as a gift from the heart.
The taonga is a significant acknowledgement of achievement.
Like Matariki in the morning sky, this taonga gleams with passion and dedication;
and it reflects the enduring aspirations to shine as brightly as the constellation in the sky.