New Zealand Spelling Bee Teachers' Awards
The New Zealand Spelling Bee offers four New Zealand Spelling Bee Teachers' Awards, each worth $2,000, for teachers whose innovative and effective programmes or initiatives instill a love of language in their students.
The Awards also include a travel and accommodation package for successful recipients to travel to the 2018 New Zealand Spelling Bee Final. There they will receive their awards at a banquet dinner and watch the Spelling Bee Final (26-27 October 2018).
- Full-time or part-time teachers who teach in a New Zealand school (Years 0-13)
- Teachers and their schools do not have to be registered with a New Zealand Spelling Bee programme to apply for the Award
Receipt of all applications by 15 August will be acknowledged by email. Winners will be notified on Saturday 1 September 2018. The Judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The successful applicants for 2017 were:
|Margaret Northey||Whangarei Girls' High School||Margaret will use the Award to enrol in Te Reo courses to fufil her dream of being bilingual.|
|Carl McIntyre||Cornerstone Christian School||
Carl will use the Award to better understand phonetics and children with specific learning issues.
|Karen Wilson||Napier Boys' High School||
Karen will use the Award to explore teaching spelling that ‘connects’ better with her students
|Ellen Curnow||Buller High School||Ellen will use the Award towards to her aim to take 20 students to the United Kingdom to explore classic English literature.|