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Frimley Primary School, Hastings Girls’ High School and Henry Hill School have been announced as finalists in the 2021 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

Nationwide, 19 finalists have been selected across five categories in the awards, which recognise and celebrate “innovative and effective teaching practices, and the positive outcomes that come from working with tamariki, rangatahi, whānau, iwi, hāpu and the wider community to support all learners to succeed.”

Final judging will take place between now and August.

Frimley Primary School is a finalist in Excellence in Engaging and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The judging panel remarked that the school created authentic partnerships with whānau and iwi to transform school culture.

“They’ve had excellent engagement with iwi, good use of te reo and great cultural practice. Both students and teachers grew their knowledge and skills through their place-based curriculum, to improve learning outcomes in a way that is both authentic and culturally responsive,” the judges commented. 

 

First published by BayBuzz. Click here to read the full article.