National Technology Education Awards
The Technology Education New Zealand Council with the support of Engineering New Zealand has instituted a set of national awards to provide professional recognition of excellence in technology education.
Awards are made every two years based on nominations made to the TENZ Council by TENZ members. Nominations are considered by a sub-committee of the Council and awards are presented at the biennial TENZ conference.
If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please first review each of the award types below and their criteria and then complete and send in a nomination form which you can download here - Award Nomination Form.
Subject Leadership in Technology Education
This award recognises excellence in subject leadership. It is made for a significant contribution over an extended time in developing technology education programmes in a school, centre, or other organisation and achieving consistently high standards of performance from students.
|2019||Julie Andersaon, Kirkwood Intermediate, Christchurch|
|2017||Steve Andrew, St John's College, Hamilton
Danial Gorman, Te Waka Technology Centre, Christchurch
|2015||Tricia Winter, Queen Charlotte College Picton|
|2011||Julie McMahon, Columba College
Lorraine Stiles, Matamata Intermediate
|2009||Brian Allen, Correspondence School, Wellington
Ross Petersen, ETITO
|2005||Kay Collins, Marlborough Technology Centre|
|2003||Grant Miles, Christchurch College of Education
Marion Douglas, Team Solutions Auckland
Outstanding Technology Teacher
This award is made to teachers who have displayed outstanding capability in teaching technology over an extended time. They may be a coordinator or Head of Department or those not holding such positions but consistently displaying excellence in their teaching practice.
|2019||Sarah Washbrooke, Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown|
|2017||Bill Boyes, Tahuna Normal Intermediate, Dunedin|
|2015||Ceri de Boo, Cashmere High School, Christchurch|
|2009||Bill Collis, Mount Roskill Grammar School, Auckland
Jenny Baker, Hillcrest High School, Hamilton
Jo Clarke, St. Michael's Church School, Christchurch
|2007||Barbara Knight, Queen Margaret College, Wellington
Steve Andrew, St John’s College, Hamilton
|2005||Diana Eagle, Tararua College, Pahiatua|
|2003||Marilyn Daly, Rangikura Primary School, Porirua
Michael Jackson, Wanganui Girls' College
Carol Rimmer, Havelock North High School
Teacher Educator in Technology
This award is made to lecturers, advisors, facilitators, consultants or teachers for their service to teacher development work in technology. The category is for high quality work that has developed teacher understanding and confidence over a significant period of time in pre-service and/or in-service education.
|2019||Liz Reinsfield, University of Waikato, Hamilton
Mike Forret, iConcept Enterprises Ltd., Hamilton
Louise Milne, University of Waikato, Hamilton
|2011||Selina Hinchco, Team Solutions, University of Auckland
Moira Patterson, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
|2009||Cheryl Pym, University of Otago, Dunedin
Paul Snape, Canterbury University, Christchurch
|2007||Dawn Coburn, College of Education, University of Otago
|2005||Kris Blewett, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Brent Mawson, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Outstanding Technology Education Researcher
This award is made to those who have made a significant contribution to research in technology education. The category is for high quality research that has improved our understanding of learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum development or some other important aspect of technology education that will enhance the development and practice of technology education.
|2017||Wendy Slatter, PhD Student, University of Auckland|
|2015||Associate Professor Bev France, University of Auckland|
Outstanding Contribution to Technology Education
This is the highest professional award made by Technology Education New Zealand. Those nominated may come from a school management, advisory, lecturing, teaching, research, curriculum development, administration or ‘industry’ background. Recipients will have given service to Technology over a long period of time and made an outstanding contribution, showing commitment and leadership.
|2015||Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull, University of Canterbury, Christchurch|
|2013||Professor Alister Jones, Waikato University, Hamilton|
|2011||Dr Vicki Compton, UniServices, University of Auckland
Niall Dinning, National Co-ordinator for Technology Education
Glynn McGregor, Project Coordinator (Techlink)
|2007||Emeritus Professor Roy Geddes, University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology
Peter Spratt, Manager of education programmes at the Royal Society of New Zealand
|2005||Cliff Harwood, Massey University College of Education|