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2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards!

The Awards were presented by New Zealand Minister of Education Hon. Chris Hipkins, on 22 February at the beautiful Grand Hall in the Parliament Buildings in Wellington.

The Minister gave a heartfelt speech acknowledging the challenges faced by teachers in trying to balance perceptions of success among different stakeholders and shared the impact a school teacher made on his life.

New Zealand Minister of Education Hon. Chris Hipkins with recipients of the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards along with ASG executives on 22 February 2019 in New Zealand.

New Zealand Minister of Education Hon. Chris Hipkins with recipients of the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards along with ASG executives on 22 February 2019 in New Zealand.

A meticulous panel of assessors selected six inspirational educators from the flood of nominations across New Zealand to receive the 2018 Awards.

We received more than 2,000 nominations for the Awards this year, so it goes without saying that the people on this list are truly exceptional teachers and educators. Read more about them below:

Primary School Category

Bruce Rodger

Delwyn Kruyff

Secondary School Category

Paulene Walsh

Ricky Chan

Yolande Franke

Subash Chandar K

We also had two special awards in New Zealand this year—the ASG NEiTA Founders’ Award for Leadership and the 2019 ASG Space Camp Teacher Ambassador for New Zealand.

Yolande Franke, principal of Howick Intermediate School in Auckland, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the 2018 ASG NEiTA Founders’ Award for Leadership, while Subash Chandar K, curriculum leader of mathematics and statistics in Ormiston Senior College in Auckland, was selected to attend a five-day Space Camp for Educators at the US Space ad Rocket Center in Alabama.

Through ASG NEiTA we are proud to be raising the profile of the teaching profession in Australia and New Zealand and recognising quality teachers and their impact.