MĀORI ACHIEVEMENT - AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 MĀORI LEADERSHIP AWARDS

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

Tainui/Waikato

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

Ngāti Maniapoto

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.

 SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

SENIOR SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Paige Schendelaar-Kemp – Year 13 (joint winner)

Ngāti Kahu

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

Tainui/Ngāti Porou/Ngāpuhi

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.

GOLD AWARDS

  • Chanel Harris-Tavita (Ngāpuhi) Rugby League
  • Paige Schendelaar-Kemp (Ngāti Kahu)  Swimming

 

SILVER AWARDS

  • Tyron Henry  (Tainui/Ngāti Porou/Ngāpuhi) Swimming
  • Leandre Crowther  (Ngāti Whatua) Softball
  • Marie Rennie (Ngāti Maniapoto) Waka Ama
  • Kodi Barlow (Ngāti Tuwharetoa)  Touch Rugby 

 

BRONZE AWARDS

  • 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.

YEAR 13

  • Carol Taka (Ngāti Wai)  Certificate – Level 3 Graphics
  • Leandre Crowther (Ngāti Whatua)  Certificate – Level 3 Sports Leadership
  • Chantel Barry (Ngāti Kahungunu)  Certificate – Level 3 Art History

YEAR 12

  • Kennedy Caton (Tūhoe/Tainui)  Certificate – Level 2 Graphics
  • Barrett  Caton (Tūhoe/Tainui)  Certificate – Level 2 Economics
  • Leah Matamua (Ngāpuhi) Certificate  – Level 2 English,  Prize –  Level 2 Te Reo Maori
  • Becky Allan (Ngāti Tuwharetoa) Prizes – Level 2 Media Studies and Level 2 Photography
  • Samuel Mana (Tainui) Certificate – Level 2 Computing

YEAR 11

  • Mikayla Murray (Ngāpuhi)  Certificate –  Level 1 Mathematics
  • Sam Cunningham (Ngāti Ranginui)  Prize – Level 1 Applied Science
  • Caroline Clement (Whakatōhea)  Certificate – Level 1 Engineering
  • Tyla Sandilands (Ngāti Raukawa)  Certificate – Level 1 Technology: Fabric
  • Free Downes (Waikato)  Certificate – English
  • Bradley Robinson (Tainui)  Certificate – Level 1 National Certificate in Building, Construction & Allied Trades
  • Lucy Poole (Ngāti Rangiwewehe)  Prize – Level 1 Te Reo Maori
  • Jason Langi  (Ngāti Porou)  Certificate – Level 1 Mathematics,  Prize for Level 1 Sports Leadership
  • Shania Heather-Kirkland (Ngāti Maniapoto)  Certificate –  Level 1 Applied Science
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