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Tawhai School


Celebrating success!

Tawhai School regularly celebrates success and achievement amongst it's young people to build self-esteem and promote desirable behaviour and attitudes.

Here at Tawhai School we regularly celebrate success and achievement to build self-esteem and to promote examples of desirable behaviours and attitudes. Success can be viewed as someone demonstrating any one of the following:

Tawhai Values NZ Curriculum Key Competencies
  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Excellence
  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols and texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing

Success at Tawhai

Success is celebrated in a variety of ways.

  • Values awards
    Presented in each class at the end of each day. These awards acknowledge those who have been respectful, responsible or have strived for excellence.
  • Principal awards
    Presented weekly at either whole school or syndicate assemblies. Teachers select one student each who has achieved success in any one of the key competencies throughout the week.
  • Student awards
    Presented weekly at either whole school or syndicate assemblies. Students select a class member who they feel has best demonstrated one or more of the school schools values.
  • Junior Neighbour Support certificates of achievement
    Sponsored by the Hutt City Council.

Assemblies also provide opportunities for students to share examples of their work, recognize academic achievements, acknowledge student leaders, success in sport or the arts.

Teachers can also send students to share work with the principal and often receive a special ‘Principals’ sticker for their efforts.

The school website is used to celebrate and promote examples of student success through the classroom blogs, news updates and Tawhai TV.

End of Year Assembly

An end of year Assembly is held in term 4 and acknowledges student achievements throughout the year with trophies and certificates.

  • Ghandi Values awards
    good manners, kindness, commitment, self-management, independence, positive attitude.
  • Class Literacy and Numeracy awards
    acknowledging top boy and top girl achievers in writing and maths.
  • Best Effort Certificates
    recognize Y3-6 students who have worked hard all year to be the best that they can be.
  • Top Academic Trophies
    presented to one student per year group.
  • Year 6 Leavers Trophies
    “Performing arts; Visual arts; Sportsperson of the year; Sportsmanship award; Most improved; Literacy; Principal’s choice; Student of the year award.

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