These awards can be awarded to Māori students in Years 11-13.
The awards recognise Māori students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in one or more area of the college. They participate fully in the wider life of the school and they promote the value of education by maintaining a high level of academic achievement.
Recipients of these awards also demonstrate respect and a commitment to their Māori cultural heritage. They promote the learning of Te Ao Māori values and the use of Te Reo Māori within our school and community. They actively encourage other Māori students to stand tall as proud Māori New Zealanders.
THE TE RAMAROA MĀORI LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR A SENIOR MALE MĀORI STUDENT
Daniel Tukiri – Year 12
Daniel was also presented with the Pegasus Award for outstanding service to the students of the college, the McKay Award for character, service and contribution to the college as well as the Rotary Club Trophy & Prize for Leadership and the Parkinson Cup for Best Senior Linguist . In addition, he was awarded a certificate for Level 3 English and prizes for top of subject in Drama, Media Studies and Japanese. Daniel also gained two university scholarships: the Sasakawa Undergraduate Scholarship for Japanese and a University of Auckland Maori Academic Excellence scholarship.
THE NGA KETE O TE MATAURANGA LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR A SENIOR FEMALE MĀORI STUDENT
Marie Rennie – Year 13
Marie was also awarded the Waikato University ‘Te Pua Wananga Ki Te Ao – Faculty of Maori & Indigenous Studies Scholarship for Academic Distinction’ and the Prize for Level 3 Te Reo Maori.
THE MOKAI KAINGA LEADERSHIP TROPHY FOR AN OUTSTANDING ALL-ROUND MĀORI STUDENT
Paris Gray – Year 13
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa/Waikato
This award was donated to the college to celebrate the 20 year relationship the school has had with Mokai Kainga marae. This is the marae near Kawhia that hosts the Year 13 leaders at their leadership camp at the end of each year. This award goes to a Māori student who demonstrates pride in his whakapapa and tikanga Māori, who understands and demonstrates the concept of servant leadership and shows endeavour and vision, and who is respected by both staff and students through their contribution to all aspects of school life.
Muru was also awarded a certificate for Level 3 Te Reo Maori.
SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
SENIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Paige Schendelaar-Kemp – Year 13 (joint winner)
Paige won silver in the 10 km swim and the 100m Open Fly at the New Zealand Open Water Championships. At the New Zealand Short Course Championships Paige won gold in the 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley and silver in the 100m and 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley and 200m and 50 m freestyle. Paige has been offered a full scholarship to Florida State University in 2017.
JUNIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR
Tyron Henry – Year 11
Tyron took part in the New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships and won 4 gold medals and 4 silver medals. He was also selected for the elite 50m freestyle “Skins” race among top 8 swimmers across all ages in New Zealand. At 14, he was the youngest swimmer to be chosen.
Chanel Harris-Tavita(Ngāpuhi) Rugby League
Paige Schendelaar-Kemp(Ngāti Kahu) Swimming
Tyron Henry (Tainui/Ngāti Porou/Ngāpuhi) Swimming
Leandre Crowther (Ngāti Whatua) Softball
Marie Rennie (Ngāti Maniapoto) Waka Ama
Kodi Barlow (Ngāti Tuwharetoa) Touch Rugby
Ethan Doeg (Te Atiawa) Ice Hockey
Free Downes (Waikato) Cricket
Marama Downes (Waikato) Cricket
Alyssa Bowden Cricket
Devan Nathan Basketball
Jamie Tukiri (Tainui/Waikato) Cricket
SUBJECT ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES & PRIZES
Prizes are awarded for first place in each subject and certificates are awarded for a combination of achievement and effort in each subject.
Carol Taka (Ngāti Wai) Certificate – Level 3 Graphics
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