McAuley High School wins Prime Minister’s Education Supreme Award

A Catholic school has won a top educational achievement award for its “cohesive values”, teaching students how to care for each other.

McAuley High School in Otahuhu won the Prime Minister’s Education Supreme Award at a ceremony in Auckland tonight.

The school was recognised for uniting with the community to change the way it works with students and their families, building respect for their language and culture, also winning the Excellence in Engaging award.

This new way of working created results for the girls’ Catholic school that surpassed those of similar schools, judges said.

McAuley High will receive $50,000 for its two wins, as well a professional development opportunity and the opportunity to represent New Zealand education.

“The school has built a cohesive, respectful and supportive environment for all its students with brilliant results. It has high expectations and strong connections with its parents and the community and the supreme award is recognition of its vision and effort.”

Judges also praised the school for its cohesive values where every student and their family is cared for and where they learn to care for others.

Deputy Principal Curriculum, Rachel Williams, said the school was humbled and appreciative.”It is testimony to the hard work put in by all staff members over a sustained period of time,” she said.

“It is also a wonderful acknowledgement of the commitment that the wider McAuley High School community has made to the education of our young Catholic women.”


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