Prizes awarded

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

Prize­giv­ing was held at St Mary's pri­mary school in Fox­ton last Thurs­day.

Among the achiev­ers who stood out were Apera Ta­matea, Ryein Cham­bers and Lean Man­zano.

Apera Ta­matea won the E O'Dea cup for achieve­ment in aca­demic knowl­edge, which is awarded to a year 8 stu­dent who is con­sis­tent, out­stand­ing aca­demic achiever through­out the nine cur­ricu­lum ar­eas: re­li­gious ed­u­ca­tion, English, math­e­mat­ics, sci­ence, so­cial stud­ies, health and phys­i­cal well­be­ing, tech­nol­ogy, learn­ing lan­guages and the arts.

She also won the Main­freight cup and Book award. This is awarded to a stu­dent for ex­cel­lence in at­ti­tude to in­de­pen­dent read­ing, and who reg­u­larly seeks read­ing ma­te­rial for their own in­ter­est and plea­sure.

Ryein Cham­bers won Te Awa­hou Cup for most im­proved stu­dent in Te Reo. The Te Awa­hou Cup is awarded to a stu­dent who has shown marked im­prove­ment in Te Reo and who chal­lenges them­selves and their abil­ity within this area.

Ryein also won the Duffy Fam­ily Legacy Cup for Se­nior All Round Sport­ing Ex­cel­lence. This is awarded to a stu­dent who dis­plays ex­cel­lence in sport and at­tains ex­cel­lence within school, lo­cal district and na­tional sport­ing events. He won this jointly with John Strange.

Lean Man­zano won the RSA Cit­i­zen­ship Award. This is awarded to a year eight stu­dent who is a high aca­demic, cultural and sport­ing achiever.

The prin­ci­pal Mary Kleins­man-Pow­ell farewelled se­nior teacher Monique Gun­ther who is leav­ing to con­tinue with her stud­ies.

Ryein Cham­bers (left) and Ko­tuku Kaiti who pre­sented the award to him.

Apera Ta­matea af­ter be­ing pre­sented the E O'Dea Cup from Monique Gun­ther.


Lean Man­zano (right) and Neil Price who pre­sented the award.

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