National Leaders Social Enterprise and Project Work (continued)
Plastic infused concrete used to construct outdoor seating and planters boxes.
National and Regional Recognition: Procurement from Hastings District Council: https://www.facebook.com/hastingsdc/posts/3393771380672013 and https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12363891
Te Tuitui Mātauranga (2020)
A partnership with Wrightson Seeds (NZ) and Plant and Food. An enterprise that has researched and developed a process to reduce irrigation requirements in pea and bean seeds, producing promising results for agricultural industry in climatically challenging environments.
National Runner Up to National Primary Industries Award (Sponsored by Ministry of Primary Industries)
Policy Light House (2020)
Regional success in advocating for the establishment of a Drug Court in the Hawkes Bay region.
Business Studies, year 10, (2020)
Board of Trustees Adopts New Procurement Policy: Local and Sustainable as crafted by students. The policy reflects the College’s Special Character and is a response to the Corvid 19 environment.
New Zealand UNESCO Commission – National Excellence Award for St John’s College
Note: In 2018 the UNESCO Commission also stated it:
fully recognized St John College remarkable achievements and as such as provided the College with its ‘Highly Commended’ status and will issue an award to that effect, and the Commission will recognize this status in all its communications both domestically and internationally.
St. John’s College awarded $3,000.00 and two students presented our unique and inspiring story to a national audience from Wellington.
Australian National Teaching Excellence Award 2020
Based on the theme, ‘Acknowledging exceptional educators in exceptional times,’ this year’s NEiTA Awards recognise the achievements and efforts of teachers and educators who rose to meet the year’s unique challenges of school closures and lockdowns. This included the implementation of digital methods to enhance learnings and supporting the wellbeing of students during a difficult year.
Congratulations David and thank you for all your inspiring work you have done for the College. We wish you well for your return to Christchurch.
St John’s College – Setting the standard for national excellence in education: https://www.ppta.org.nz/news-and-media/community-based-projects-with-a-global-focus/; https://gazette.education.govt.nz/articles/symbol-of-the-times/