Nominations Invited

New Zealand National Schools of Character 2014 – Nominations Invited

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.


Written nominations of no more than 1,000 words should be sent to before 15 August 2014.

The nomination narrative should include the following:

All sections of the nomination should be completed with enough detail for the evaluators to judge the effectiveness of the practice.

Nominators are encouraged, where possible, to use a statement, explanation, example or evidence of the outcomes of character education in the school or college.

Selection process

A selection panel of four will evaluate the nominations using the following weightings; student behaviour 5, citizenship 5, school culture 5, academic achievement 5, intentional approach 10.

The receipt of National School of Character Award nominations will be acknowledged in writing and the winners will be advised by 26 September 2014.

This will allow time for winners to arrange an appropriate occasion for the presentation of the National School of Character Award during Character Counts Week! 19 – 25 October.

The winning nominations will be edited and published in National Schools of Character 2014 which will be sent to all schools and colleges.


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