Teacher nominated for award
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,