Teacher nom­i­nated for award

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Jo Wright, a year five teacher and sports coach at Hin­uera Pri­mary School, has been nom­i­nated in the teach­ing cat­e­gory of the 2011-2012 round of the Na­tional Ex­cel­lence in Teach­ing and Lead­er­ship Awards.

He has re­ceived his nom­i­na­tion cer­tifi­cate.

Mr Wright joins over 3000 early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, pri­mary, in­ter­me­di­ate and sec­ondary school teach­ers nom­i­nated for an award dur­ing the 15 years the NEiTA Foun­da­tion has con­ducted the awards.

Keith Tow­nend, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Aus­tralian Schol­ar­ships Group , which sup­ports the awards, said teach­ing ex­cel­lence took into ac­count a teacher’s ex­em­plary class­room skills and in­no­va­tive ap­proaches to teach­ing, that served as a model to oth­ers.

The par­ent who nom­i­nated Mr Wright said he was a fan­tas­tic teacher.

The par­ent was de­lighted to see his nine year old son im­prov­ing aca­dem­i­cally and so ob­vi­ously happy at school whether in class or in the play­ground.

Mr Wright works with par­ents help­ing them un­der­stand any ed­u­ca­tional is­sues their child might have.

The awards are jointly sup­ported by ASG Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­grammes New Zealand, a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion which op­er­ates trans-Tas­man as­sist­ing par­ents to plan for their chil­dren’s fu­ture ed­u­ca­tion and Cog­ni­tion Ed­u­ca­tion, a provider of a wide range of sup­port, ser­vices and con­sul­ta­tion pro­vi­sions to schools and ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor clients in New Zealand and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

All teach­ers/lead­ers nom­i­nated re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate of nom­i­na­tion, with 20 area rep­re­sen­ta­tives se­lected to go for­ward to re­ceive re­gional awards for ex­cel­lence in teach­ing and lead­er­ship in Welling­ton in May 2012.

From these, 10 teach­ers/ lead­ers will re­ceive na­tional awards at their schools or cen­tres later next year.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able at schools and early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres na­tion­wide,

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