The recipients of the awards which are now in their 18th year, were: Christine Alford from Mairtown Kindergarten (Whangarei), Glynis Knox from Frankton Primary School (Hamilton), Ian Torrie from St Cuthbert’s College (Epsom, Auckland), Elena Warnock from Russell St School (Palmerston North) and Tina Youngman from Paeroa College (Waikato).

They were successful from more than 600 nominations from early childhood, primary, intermediate and secondary school teachers all over New Zealand.

ASG NEiTA Chief Executive Officer, John Velegrinis, says the recipients are outstanding educators.

“All of these educators have proven themselves to be teachers of the highest calibre. It is very heartening to meet teaching professionals so committed to bringing out the best in their students and their record of achievement is outstanding”.

A further five educators were presented with Cognition Education National Excellence in Leadership Awards: Terry Consedine from Aquinas College (Tauranga), Brent Griffin from Western Heights Primary School (Rotorua), Kelly-Anne Lambert from Miracles Childcare and Learning Centre (Henderson, Auckland), Martin O’Grady from Karamu High School (Hastings) and Elizabeth Weir from Springston Primary School (Canterbury).

Applications for the 2015 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Cognition Education National Excellence in Leadership Awards open in April next year. More information can be found at

Source: Education Review


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