National Schools of Character are schools and colleges that are able to demonstrate intentional character education initiatives that yield positive results for student behaviour, citizenship, school culture and academic achievement.
National School of Character Award winners receive an engraved plaque and a $1,000 cheque. The awards are for four years.
Complete details are now available on the 2014 Nominations page.
Seven New Zealand schools are winners of the prestigious New Zealand National Schools of Character 2013 Awards.
The winning schools and colleges are;
- Kings High School, Dunedin, a secondary school for boys with a roll of 771 and a decile 6 classification
- Tauraroa Area School, Northland, a rural area school with a roll of 487 and a decile 7 classification
- Scots College, a private school with a roll of 827 and a decile classification of 10
- Ohaeawai School, Northland, a rural school with a roll of 150 and a decile classification of 2
- Spring Creek School, Blenheim, a rural school with a roll of 41 and a decile classification of 4
- George Street Normal School, Dunedin with a roll of 431 and a decile classification of 9
- Kaitao Middle School, Rotorua, an intermediate school with a roll of 413 and a decile classification of 2
Certificates of Commendation were awarded to;
- Rotorua Intermediate, which has a roll of 652 and a decile classification of 4
- Malfroy Primary School, Rotorua, a Cornerstone Values accredited school with a roll of 348 and a decile class of 3
- Riverhead School, a full primary school in the Rodney District, with a role of 273 and a decile classification of 8
- Ngakonui Valley, a small rural school near Taumarunui, with a roll of 63 and a decile classification of 3
Complete details are now available on the Character Awards page.
While the following resources are no longer available to purchase from the store, all are available for free in electronic form:
Show respect, grow respect, know respect
Character Counts! Week is an international celebration of character and character formation. It is celebrated in 88 countries and involves over 10 million students.
Complete details are now available on the Character Counts! 2013 page.
How do your students learn to be kind?
Written with the busy teacher in mind, this photocopyable resource book is packed with ideas that provide the basis of teaching kindness as a core life skill and essential character trait.
These easy to use ideas that guide teachers and save time include:
The Kindness Cornerstone is now available from the store for $NZ39.95.