Communities all around New Zealand can now nominate outstanding teachers for the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA).
Every two years ASG NEiTA gives school communities, parents, grandparents and boards of management an opportunity to recognise and thank teachers for the crucial work they do and making a real difference in education.
Nominated teachers, principals and centre directors have the chance of becoming the regional award recipients, with the national award recipients announced in October 2016.
The national award recipients will be presented with professional development grants, helping them to pursue further studies and embark on international study tours.
ASG NEiTA Chief Executive Officer, John Velegrinis, said without these awards many exceptional teachers would fly under the radar.
“ASG is proud of NEiTA because it provides the community with an avenue to nominate teachers and give them recognition they so richly deserve. These teachers are dedicated to ensuring that all of our children are receiving a world-class education and are equipped with tools for lifelong learning.
“Ultimately these students will drive the economy and the impact our ASG NEiTA recipients have had on their development is profound. This extends outside of the classroom as well, impacting communities and the profession. So I encourage communities to nominate their teachers and send a message that their work is appreciated and deeply valued.”
Nominations for the awards close on September 30, 2015. To nominate, click here. Teachers can be nominated across early childhood, primary and secondary school categories.
Almost 30,000 teachers have been nominated by their communities across Australia and New Zealand since the awards started in 1994. ASG NEiTA started in 1996 in New Zealand.