Performance category: Joint Winner: Year 4, Elim Christian College, Auckland, Highly Commended: Year 6, St Joseph’s Catholic School, Matamata, link here.
Print category: Special Merit: Siobhan Taylor, Year 8, St Bernadette’s School, Christchurch, link here.
PowerPoint category: Winner: Kate Timbers, Gina Devcich, Grace Coxhead & Molly O’Sullivan, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton, link here.
The Shakespeare GlobeCentre University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival New Zealand 2018 Awards (read more):
(There is no ‘winner’ at the national Sheilah Winn Shakespeare competition– awards are made to celebrate specific areas of ability, skills and excellence.)
Outstanding Costume/Design Award: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Garin College
Outstanding Movement/Dance Award: Macbeth, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Taranaki
Best Recovery Award: Ruby Carter, Portia, Julius Caesar, John Paul College
Most Effective Design: Award Julius Caesar, Campion College
Most Courteous and Cooperative School Award: St Bede’s College (Coriolanus)
Very Courteous and Cooperative School Backstage Rathkeale/St Matthew’s Senior College, (The Tempest)
Outstanding Imagination and Commitment to the Text Award: Macbeth, Sacred Heart Girls’ College
Best Use of Space Award: Julius Caesar, Campion College
Extraordinary Performance Award: Samantha Lusty, Witch 2, Macbeth, Sacred Heart Girls’ College Taranaki
Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards 2018 – Finalist Congratulations: These colleges were finalists in the awards: De La Salle College, Auckland Excellence in Teaching and Learning; John Paul College, Rotorua Education Focus Prize.
Baradene College, Auckland: Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien gained a Licentiate Diploma in Violin, one of only two musicians achieving this status. Kate Vernal has been selected as a member of the 2018 U18 NZ Junior Women’s Inline Hockey Team, to compete in Italy. Kelsey Mauer has been named as a non-travelling reserve.
St Mary’s College, Auckland: Jazzmyne Kailahi-Fulu has been selected for the NZ U17 Basketball team, to compete in Russia.
Sancta Maria College, Auckland: Teacher Mr Gene Te Amo has been named in the Cook Island Rugby team and will play a two match test series against Hong Kong, from which the winning team gains entry into the 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualification Tournament.
Rosmini College, Auckland: Ben Jury (15) was the South Pacific International and New Zealand National Accordion Championships winning all three classes that he entered. Ben also won the Under 15 South Pacific Accordion Solo Champion Cup. Anthony Pits (15) was selected for the NZSA (New Zealand Society of Authors) Youth Creative Writing Mentoring Programme. He was one of only 4 recipients from across the country. Samuel Dick (16) competed in the Gymnastics Australia Championships in Melbourne winning the Level 9 U17 All-Around Title in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, and securing a place for NZ in the Youth Olympic Games quota. Kruz Perrott-Hunt (Year 13) has been picked for the Tall Blacks Senior Men’s national team to play in China and Hong Kong.
James Catlin (Y13) has been selected for the NZ Youth team in Water Polo to play in Hungary.
St Mary’s College, Auckland: Mrs Priscilla Lynch, Faculty Leader Languages, received an Excellence in Teaching Languages Award from the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers.
St Dominic’s College, Auckland: Grace Matthewman (Head Girl) has been awarded a Parliamentary internship with the Hon Phil Twyford. Past student Sophie Matthewman received the 2018 Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award. She will complete a Masters of Public Health specialising in Health Policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton: in the Language Perfect World Championships the school came 97th in the world, and was in the top 11% globally for schools of a comparable size. It was 4th in NZ in Italian, 12th in German and Maori and 21st in French.
St Joseph’s School, Paeroa: Josey has been selected for the Basketball Pacific U16 Girls’ Koru Development Tour squad, to compete in the Australian Junior Basketball Country Cup.
Bishop Edward Gaines School, Tokoroa: Vincent Pechay; St Mary’s, School, Putaruru Maungaatai Keen Thompson; and a student from St Patrick’s School, Te Awamutu received Sir Peter Blake Leadership Awards.
Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth: Tiana Davison is a member of the NZ U17 7’s team that will attend the Olympic Youth Games.
Francis Douglas Memorial College, New Plymouth: Samuel Hudson has been selected in the NZ National Secondary School Brass Band playing the Euphonium. He is also competing at the National Brass Band Competition in Junior Euphonium, Junior Ensemble and band competitions.
Cullinane College, Whanganui: Amorangi Rayner competed in the NZ Youth Team Weightlifting team, achieving 7 U15 NZ records and coming 2nd in Junior and 4th Youth.
Longburn Adventist College, Palmerston North: was featured in national news for their online learning programme allowing them to link with others digitally. Read more.
Holy Family School, Porirua: The Education Gazette of 21 June 2018 featured a story on the school’s project the Family So’otaga, which has been running since since 2016. The project fosters strong relationships between the school, parents and whānau to create a sense of community that supports educational involvement and achievement for their Māori and Pacific students. Read more.
St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt: Pfuma Mahowa and Seth Fitzgerald, both 15, are to attend a youth summit in Boston on creative technologies and how they can be applied to important social issues, both now and in the future. Read more. Jack Tetley, 13 years old, has been invited to the Trust for Sustainability Living school debate in the Seychelles to debate ocean conservation. Read more.
Garin College, Nelson: Tiare Donelan was selected to go to Chile on a Business field trip as part of a partnership between the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and the Latin America Centre for Asia Pacific Excellence. Read more.
Middleton Grange School, Christchurch: Sofia Kennedy has been selected for the NZ Cross Country team to compete at the Australian Championships. Ben Carlile-Smith was a member of the Canterbury U19 Men’s Basketball team that won the National Championship. Ellie Jung and Helena Tulia have been selected for the NZ U17 Korfball World Cup team to play in Eindhoven (Netherlands).
St Bede’s College, Christchurch: Year 11 students Angus Grant and Nick O’Connor took top honours at the National finals of TeenAg in Invercargill. Read more.
Catholic Cathedral College, Christchurch: Year 11 students Angus Grant and Nick O’Connor took top honours at the National finals of TeenAg in Invercargill. Read more. Joshua Stockman competed in the ISA Scooter World Cup Finals in Barcelona.