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Te Kūiti High School-Senior Prizegiving

2022 Special Awards

Kirsten Osborne

Te Kūiti High School Board of Trustees Scholarship for Dux of the School-2022

Gary Ru

Proxime Accessit - 2022


The Jamieson Cup for All Round Excellence

Te Kūiti Rotary Award for Head Girl

The Max Daniel Memorial Cup for Dedication and Commitment to Music

Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Music

Rae Pullman Cup for Excellence in History


The Scholars Cup for Top Student in Year 12 sponsored by Murray, Kidd and Falconer

The Howes Cup for Merit sponsored by Forgeson Law

Janki Patel

The BJ Kearins Award for Best All Round Academic Achievement in Year 11

Campbell Thornton

The Buttimore Cup for Endeavour

Samantha Kelly

Te Kūiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the SENIOR School
Outstanding Achievement in NCEA L3 Physical Education
Office Plan Award for Achievement and Endeavour in Art

Christopher Bailey

Te Kūiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the JUNIOR School

Caleb Davey

Te Kūiti Rotary Award as Head Student

Ngarangi Poa-Barrett

Te Kūiti High School Te Rautaki Reo a te Nehenehenui Award Highest level of achievement in te reo and tikanga Māori

Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Kōtiro

The Mairangi Joseph Prize / Scholarship to a student of Ngati Maniapoto descent intending to study at tertiary level

The Maori Women's Welfare League Shield for Top Academic Student of Māori descentConnie Grice Cup for Leadership and Achievement in Music

Taetia Kopa

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Oparure Trophy and the Maniapoto FM Commitment to Reo Māori Award for Excellence in te reo Māori Audrey Deere Memorial Cup - Outstanding contribution to Kapahaka

Adam Winikerei

Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Tamaiti Tāne

Olivia Ramsey

Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Science

Alex Young

Excellence in Science

Raiha Mathews-Ngauma

Kimberley Stott Cup for Commerce

Justez Howe

Community Service Award

Devon Ball

Top Primary Industries Student Level 2

Ryan Klein

Top Primary Industries Student Level 1

Maeya Crown

Top Gateway Student sponsored by 3G Teak

Mike Kaleopa

Meikle Cup for Excellence in Drama from a Junior Student

Satriani Hemara

Chris Wards Memorial Cup for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts

Orepa Kaleopa

Bowcott Cup for Excellence in Music in the Junior School

Katie Corbett

Baycopy Award in Excellence in Visual Arts

Amber George

Boswell Cup for Endeavour in Home Economics

John Cocks

Borgas Cup for Senior Computing

McKenzie Pratt

Altrusa Club Award for Excellence in Literacy

Regan Harris

Choysa Cup - Joint Winner of the Senior Prepared Speech Competition

Valiant Holland &

Kiersten Camitan

Kane Cup - Winner of the Junior Prepared Speech Competition

Bailey Croad

Jaycee Cup - Runner up in the Junior Prepared Speech Competition

Subject Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Year 12

Olivia Ramsey

Biology, Health Studies and 1st= Social Studies

Sam Meads

Chemistry, Music, Mathematics, Physics and Geography

Nelson Twist


Maeya Crown

Tourism, Hospitality and Vocational Pathways Award Trophy for Gateway

Raiden Van Herpen

Physical Education

Ayla Pratt

Photography, Painting and 1st= Social Studies

Weston Gill


Raiha Mathews- Ngauma


John Cocks

Digital Technology

Taetia Kopa

Te Reo Maori

Year 11

Janki Patel

Science, Mathematics, English, Level 1 History, Digital Technology and French

Alysse Winwood

Home Economics

Lexus Matatahi


Patrick Hedley

Physical Education and Health

Toafia Tamati


Tyson Tahi

Te Reo Māori

Dion Mulgrew


Emily Londt


Ula Law


Year 10

Cheyenne Clifton-Koch

Art, Mathematics and Physical Education (Female)

Chris Bailey

Wood Technology

Rhonda Leafa


Hineraukura Aranui

Te Reo Māori

Bodi Hawkins

Food Technology

Quin Stephens

Physical Education (Male)

Charlie Hill


Carly Botting

Digital Technology and Science

Brayden Walker

Metal Work Technology

Mary Londt


Georgia Rogers


Orepa Kaleopa

Social Studies

Year 9

Riya Sanchal


Gemma Williams-Kalacanovich

Design Technology

Zane Osborne

Design Technology, Mathematics and Science

Elizabeth Fetalaiga

Te Reo Māori

Mike Kaleopa

Food Technology and Drama

Nicholas Dave


Mackenzie Galbraith

Social Studies

Ayva-Maree Finn-Taylor


Zara Leineweber

Physical Education (Female) and Hard Materials

Shaine Galbraith

Physical Education (Male)

McKenzie Pratt


Sports Prizes-Individual Champions

Samantha Knight

Most Improved Netball Player

Georgia Rogers

Most Outstanding Junior Netball Player (Scheyvens Cup)

Abbey Harris

Most Outstanding Netball Player of the Year (Dawn Grainger Cup)

Tamati Van Hilten

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Boys Team (Eddie Wright Cup)

Morgan Cryer

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Girls Team (Plenderleith Cup)

Heeni Ratima-Paparahi

Most Improved Hockey Player (Dixon Cup)

Aaron Smith

Most Improved Boys Hockey Player (D & S Knight Family Trophy)

Atholl Sneddon

Most Improved Basketball Player

David Henderson

Most Valuable Basketball Player (Te Huia Whanau Trophy)

Junior Mapesone

Most Improved Rugby Player (Wetere Cup)

Dion Mulgrew

Most Improved Player in Touch Rugby (Kearins/Te Whare Award)

Michael Fetalaiga

Outstanding contribution to Rugby (Tom Nealon Cup)

Patrick Hedley

Sportsmanship in Rugby (Ku Taylor Memorial Trophy)

Sport Awards



Junior Boy Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)


Junior Girl Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)


Intermediate Boy Champion (Frank Kelly Cup)


Intermediate Girl Champion (Margaret Kelly Memorial Trophy)


Senior Boy (Plendy Cup)


Senior Girl (Plendy Cup)



Junior Boy Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)


Junior Girl Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)


Intermediate Boy Champion (Earl Trophy)


Intermediate Girl Champion (Earl Trophy)


Senior Boy Champion (Championship Cup)


Senior Girl Champion (Smith Cup)

Cross Country


Junior Boy Champion


Junior Girl Champion


Intermediate Boy Champion


Intermediate Girl Champion


Senior Boy Champion


Senior Girl Champion



Senior Girl Champion


Senior Boy Champion


Junior Girl Champion


Junior Boy Champion

Certificate of Merit for Leadership and Captaincy of Senior Sports Teams

2022 Inter-House Competition Results


Swimming (TK Swimming Club Assn)Athletics (McKinnon Cup)Cross Country


Soccer (Winders Cup)Netball (Seccombe Cup)Basketball


SpeechesRugby (King Country Rugby Union Shield)

Final House Points for 2022











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DUX ~ Samantha Hamilton 2019

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Proxime Accessit ~ Linnie Lim 2019

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Top Year 12 ~ Ayla Pratt


Sam Meads (Head Boy 2020)

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Taetia Kopa (Head Girl 2020)

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Bianca Hansen - Prime Minister's Vocational Excellence Award (Scholarship)

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Chris Bailey ~ TKHS Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the JUNIOR School

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Samantha Kelly ~ TKHS Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the SENIOR School and Kimberley Stott Cup for Commerce

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Campbell Thornton ~ The Buttimore Cup for Endeavour

All the best to our School Leavers!!!

NZIPP Iris Awards 2018

Congratulations to Marama Shearer our Art and Photography teacher, who attained her Fellow this year at the NZIPP Iris Awards as well as receiving 6 bronze awards and a silver.

Marama is honoured to be recognised amongst New Zealand's top professional photographers.

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Marama Shearer

Earnest Duncan Award 2017

Mrs Sanchal was awarded the Ernest Duncan Award in Mathematics for 2017.

This award is given by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics for recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the classroom teaching of Mathematics.

Her thesis was about 'Students attitudes towards learning mathematics and the impact of teaching in a sporting context.' Across New Zealand, 5 teachers were awarded citations. Mrs Sanchal has developed her thesis under the supervision of Waikato University using Te Kuiti High School students as part of her research.

Part of Mrs Sanchal's thesis was also published in the Waikato University's Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research.


Anantika Sanchal

Windham-Campbell Prize 2017

Young is the first New Zealander to win the university's Windham-Campbell Prize, worth US$165,000 (NZ$230,000), for her collection of personal essays, Can You Tolerate This? The book was published by Victoria University Press last year. Young's book of 21 essays traverses topics from Hamilton's nineties music scene to a stone-collecting French postman; and from family histories to Bikram yoga.

It also touches on Young's early life in Te Kuiti.

A lot of the essays are about really small experiences. In an essay you can validate those experiences somehow and say 'they are meaningful to me'.

"In a funny way too I'm quite proud of my home town, Te Kuiti. It's a surreal thought that such a tiny wee place might get recognition."

The achievement put Young in the same sphere as one of her "absolute heroes", Australian writer Helen Garner, who won the prize last year.

"I can't really accept it quite yet. It still hasn't really sunk in."

The writer was not sure how she would spend her prize money, but first on the list was a proper table and chair for her living room, so she could sit by the window and write.

She also had half-formed plans about ways she might use the money to give back to the community.

"It's completely abstract to me at the moment - about what that [money] means. I don't really want to change my life in any radical way. I love my job, and my bicycle."

Seven other authors spanning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama were also successful in securing the grant this year. They were set up in 2013 with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M Campbell.

Young will collect her prize money in September when she goes to the Windham-Campbell festival at Yale. Can You Tolerate This? has also been long-listed for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Award.

- Stuff News

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Ashleigh Young

Rae Munro Award 2014

Hayley McGlashan is this year's recipient of the Rae Munro Award. Her thesis, Dare to be Deviant: Gay Males Reflective Experience of Physical Education, is a well-written and well-structured dissertation that clearly meets the high values specified by the principles that underpin the Rae Munro Award. The award specifies that the recipient has demonstrated the urge to enquire, concern for others and the desire for self-respect.

Hayley's research richly demonstrates these principles. She has chosen a topic focused on social justice for a specific group of students, with implications for improving teaching practices in schools. Scholarly consideration of gay young men's schooling experiences in general, and their experiences in physical education in particular, is important. Research on this specific topic is rare, either internationally or in Aotearoa New Zealand. The thesis adds significantly to the corpus of knowledge around schooling and sexuality. Hayley has examined issues for these young men in an ethical manner and provides cogent commentary on problems for them as they participate in physical education.

Hayley has taken a nuanced and reflective approach to her research. Her methodological approach is thoroughly explained. She convincingly wove together her theoretical framework, methodological explanations, and the experiences of her participants. Hayley's compelling research findings provide powerful examples of how young gay men experience physical education during their schooling years and she offers recommendations for changes in practice. This aspect of her work has already had an impact on policy in the area of sexuality education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Hayley's thesis is cited in the new draft policy document Sexuality Education: Guidelines for Principles, Boards for Trustee and Teachers.

The NZARE Council has no hesitation in awarding Hayley as an outstanding recipient for the 2014 NZARE Rae Munro Award.


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Hayley McGlashen

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