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2018 Special Awards

Maija Stephens

Te Kūiti High School Board of Trustees Scholarship for Dux of the School-2018
The Māori Women's Welfare League Shield for Top Academic Student of Māori descent
The Jamieson Cup for All Round Excellence
Photolife Graphic Arts Award for Achievement and Excellence in Photography
Excellence in Senior Literature
Excellence in Photography
Excellence in Visual Arts

Mariah Anselmi

Proxime Accessit - 2018
Rae Pullman Cup for Excellence in Social Studies
Excellence in Mathematics

Linnie Lim

The Scholars Cup for Top Student in Year 12 sponsored by Murray, Kidd and Falconer

Sam Meads

The Kearins Award for Best All Round Academic Achievement in Year 11
Connie Grice Cup for Leadership and Achievement in Music

Isabel Mans

The Howes Cup for Merit sponsored by Forgeson Law

Alex Young

The Perseverance Award

Joshua Saunders

The Buttimore Cup for Endeavour

Silaulelei Kaleopa

Te Kūiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the SENIOR School
Kimberley Stott Cup for Commerce

Kingi Williams Te Kūiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the JUNIOR School
Hannah Brough Te Kūiti Rotary Award as Head Student
Excellence in Science
Amiel Khan Te Kūiti Rotary Award as Head Student
Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Science
Ruby Shields Manaaki Tangata Scholarship (University of Waikato
Arista De Beer Ko te Tangata Scholarship (University of Waikato)
Hinekahukura Magner-Macdonald The Mairangi Joseph Prize / Scholarship to a student of Ngati Maniapoto descent intending to study at tertiary level
Ngarangi Poa-Barrett Te Kūiti High School Te Rautaki Reo a te Nehenehenui Award Highest level of achievement in te reo and tikanga Māori
Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Kōtiro
Chris Wards Memorial Cup for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts
Adam Winikerei Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Tamaiti Tāne

Taetia Kopa

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Oparure Trophy and the Maniapoto FM Commitment to Reo Māori Award for Excellence in te reo Māori
Audrey Deere Memorial Cup - Outstanding contribution to Kapahaka

Kupe Cleary

Most Outstanding Engineering Student
Craftmanship in Senior Technology

Catherine Phillips

Top Primary Industries Student Level 2

Devon Ball

Top Primary Industries Student Level 1

Bailey Hepi

Top Gateway Student sponsored by 3G Teak

Samantha Hamilton

Outstanding Achievement in NCEA L3 Physical Education 

Tomasi Mapesone

The Max Daniel Memorial Cup for Dedication and Commitment to Music

Mikaela Bradley

Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Music

Blake Ingley

Bowcott Cup for Excellence in Music in the Junior School

Stephanie Derby Award for Achievement and Endeavour in Art
Natasha Derby Boswell Cup for Endeavour in Home Economics
John Cocks

Borgas Cup for Senior Computing

Kirstin Osborne

Altrusa Club Award for Excellence in Literacy

Shaylene Coley

Choysa Cup - Joint Winner of the Senior Prepared Speech Competition

Reannon Brown

Cantlon Cup - Runner up in the Senior Prepared Speech Competition

Regan Harris

Kane Cup - Winner of the Junior Prepared Speech Competition

Felicity Fuentes

Jaycee Cup - Runner up in the Junior Prepared Speech Competition

Subject Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Year 12


Kupe Cleary

Carpentry and Gateway

Laquisha Stockman


Elizabeth Bell


Samantha Kelly

Physical Education

Katie Corbett

Photography and Art

Hinata Shimizu


Samantha Hamilton

Biology and English

Linnie Lim Chinese
Isabel Mans

Chemistry, Music, Mathematics, Social Science and Classical Studies


Year 11


Sarah Skudder


Alex Young

Science, Home Economics, Chinese and Social Studies

Ayla Pratt


Sam Meads

Music, Mathematics, Physical Education and Geography

Devon Ball

Primary Industries and Engineering

Taetia Kopa

Te Reo Māori

Simmone Dave


Brooklyn Van Herpen


Tauinaola Law ESOL


Year 10


Sativa Hetet


Regan Harris

Wood Technology

Michael Fetalaiga


Prycize Kahui

Te Reo Māori

Lexus Matatahi

Physical Education (Female)and Food Technology

Patrick Hedley

Physical Education (Male)

Blake Ingley


Janki Patel

English, Health, Mathematics, Social Studies, Metal Work Technology and Science


Year 9


Jovelle de Borja

Art and Design Technology

Christopher Bailey

Mathematics and Science

Hineraukura Aranui

Te Reo Māori

Carly Botting


Anton Walker

Wood Technology

Cheyenne Clifton-Koch

Social Studies

Legend Katipa - Maikuku


Kaleina Hodgson

Physical Education (Female)

Quin Stephens

Physical Education (Male)

Mary Londt


Pule Lava ESOL

Sports Prizes-Individual Champions

Taetia Kopa

Most Improved Netball Player

Sativa Hetet Most Outstanding Junior Netball Player (Scheyvens Cup)
Samantha Kelly

Most Outstanding Netball Player of the Year (Dawn Grainger Cup)

Thomas Olive

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Boys Team (Eddie Wright Cup)

Myah Kimber

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Girls Team (Plenderleith Cup)

Georgia Rogers

Most Improved Hockey Player (Dixon Cup)

Sam Meads Most Improved Boys Hockey Player (D & S Knight Family Trophy)
Trey Newsome

Most Improved Basketball Player

Sam Bentham

Most Valuable Basketball Player (Te Huia Whanau Trophy)

Patrick Hedley Most Valuable Junior Boy Basketball Player (King Country Kitchen Trophy)
Kupe Cleary Outstanding contribution to Waka Ama (Male)
Iyesis Phillips-Kingi Outstanding contribution to Waka Ama (Female)
Charles Skudder

Most Improved Rugby Player (Wetere Cup)

Khya Macrae Most Improved Player in Touch Rugby (Kearins/Te Whare Award)
Hannah Brough

Outstanding contribution to Rugby (Tom Nealon Cup)

Adam Winikerei Sportsmanship in Rugby (Ku Taylor Memorial Trophy)






TJ Wana

Junior Boy Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)

Morgan Hussey Junior Girl Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)

Daniel Tuhakaraina

Intermediate Boy Champion (Frank Kelly Cup)

Katie Corbett

Intermediate Girl Champion (Margaret Kelly Memorial Trophy)

Elijah Katipa-Maikuku

Senior Boy (Plendy Cup)

Hannah Brough

Senior Girl (Plendy Cup)





Ria Ngatai

Junior Boy Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)

Morgan Hussey

Junior Girl Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)

Zachary Te Kanawa

Intermediate Boy Champion (Earl Trophy)

Myah Kimber

Intermediate Girl Champion (Earl Trophy)

Caleb Davey

Senior Boy Champion (Championship Cup)

Mikayla King

Senior Girl Champion (Smith Cup)





TJ Wana

Junior Boy Champion

Morgan Hussey

Junior Girl Champion

Patrick Hedley

Intermediate Boy Champion

Samantha Corbett

Intermediate Girl Champion

Sam Bentham

Senior Boy Champion

Hannah Brough

Senior Girl Champion



Rangimarie Anderson

Senior Girl Champion

Philip Albany

Senior Boy Champion

Morgan Hussey

Junior Girl Champion

Michael Fetalaiga

Junior Boy Champion

Felicity Fuentes Chess Champion (Te Kūiti High School Cup)


Ngarangi Poa-Barrett/ Samantha Kelly

A Netball

Taneisha Marriner Development Netball
Morgan Hussey B Netball
Taylor Allen

U16 Rugby

Kingi Williams

U14 Rugby

Hannah Brough


Samantha Hamilton

1st X1 Hockey

Sam Meads

Boys' 1st X1 Soccer

Katie Corbett/ Mikaela Bradley

Girls' 1st X1 Soccer

Sam Bentham

U18 Senior Boys' Basketball

Hinekahukura Magner-Macdonald

Senior Girls' Basketball

Ria Ngatai Development Boys' Basketball
Callum Hedley Junior Boys' Basketball

Kupe Cleary/ Rangimarie Anderson

Waka Ama


Maniapoto Swimming (TK Swimming Club Assn)
Athletics (McKinnon Cup)
Soccer (Winders Cup)

Tawhana   Cross Country
Hockey (Buttimore Cup)
Wahanui Netball (Seccombe Cup)
Rora Basketball
Rugby (King Country Rugby Union Shield)



RORA    2776


NZIPP Iris Awards 2018

Congratulations to Marama Shearer our Art and Photography teacher, who attained her Fellow this year at the NZIPP Iris Awards as well as receiving 6 bronze awards and a silver.

Marama is honoured to be recognised amongst New Zealand's top professional photographers.

Earnest Duncan Award 2017

Mrs Sanchal was awarded the Ernest Duncan Award in Mathematics for 2017.

This award is given by the New Zealand Association of Mathematics for recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the classroom teaching of Mathematics.

Her thesis was about 'Students attitudes towards learning mathematics and the impact of teaching in a sporting context.' Across New Zealand, 5 teachers were awarded citations. Mrs Sanchal has developed her thesis under the supervision of Waikato University using Te Kuiti High School students as part of her research.

Part of Mrs Sanchal's thesis was also published in the Waikato University's Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research.

Windham-Campbell Prize 2017

Young is the first New Zealander to win the university's Windham-Campbell Prize, worth US$165,000 (NZ$230,000), for her collection of personal essays, Can You Tolerate This? The book was published by Victoria University Press last year. Young's book of 21 essays traverses topics from Hamilton's nineties music scene to a stone-collecting French postman; and from family histories to Bikram yoga.

It also touches on Young's early life in Te Kuiti.

A lot of the essays are about really small experiences. In an essay you can validate those experiences somehow and say 'they are meaningful to me'.

"In a funny way too I'm quite proud of my home town, Te Kuiti. It's a surreal thought that such a tiny wee place might get recognition."

The achievement put Young in the same sphere as one of her "absolute heroes", Australian writer Helen Garner, who won the prize last year.

"I can't really accept it quite yet. It still hasn't really sunk in."

The writer was not sure how she would spend her prize money, but first on the list was a proper table and chair for her living room, so she could sit by the window and write.

She also had half-formed plans about ways she might use the money to give back to the community.

"It's completely abstract to me at the moment - about what that [money] means. I don't really want to change my life in any radical way. I love my job, and my bicycle."

Seven other authors spanning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama were also successful in securing the grant this year. They were set up in 2013 with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M Campbell.

Young will collect her prize money in September when she goes to the Windham-Campbell festival at Yale. Can You Tolerate This? has also been long-listed for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Award.

- Stuff News

Rae Munro Award 2014

Hayley McGlashan is this year's recipient of the Rae Munro Award. Her thesis, Dare to be Deviant: Gay Males Reflective Experience of Physical Education, is a well-written and well-structured dissertation that clearly meets the high values specified by the principles that underpin the Rae Munro Award. The award specifies that the recipient has demonstrated the urge to enquire, concern for others and the desire for self-respect.

Hayley's research richly demonstrates these principles. She has chosen a topic focused on social justice for a specific group of students, with implications for improving teaching practices in schools. Scholarly consideration of gay young men's schooling experiences in general, and their experiences in physical education in particular, is important. Research on this specific topic is rare, either internationally or in Aotearoa New Zealand. The thesis adds significantly to the corpus of knowledge around schooling and sexuality. Hayley has examined issues for these young men in an ethical manner and provides cogent commentary on problems for them as they participate in physical education.

Hayley has taken a nuanced and reflective approach to her research. Her methodological approach is thoroughly explained. She convincingly wove together her theoretical framework, methodological explanations, and the experiences of her participants. Hayley's compelling research findings provide powerful examples of how young gay men experience physical education during their schooling years and she offers recommendations for changes in practice. This aspect of her work has already had an impact on policy in the area of sexuality education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Hayley's thesis is cited in the new draft policy document Sexuality Education: Guidelines for Principles, Boards for Trustee and Teachers.

The NZARE Council has no hesitation in awarding Hayley as an outstanding recipient for the 2014 NZARE Rae Munro Award.

- www.nzare.org.nz

DUX ~ Maija Stephens 2018

Proxime Accessit
Proxime Accessit ~ Mariah Anselmi 2018

Special Award
Top Year 12 ~ Linnie Lim
Special Award
Top Year 11 - Sam Meads

Head Students

Deputy Head Students ~ David Henderson & Ngarangi Poa-Barrett with Head Students ~ Isabel Mans & Caleb Davey

Kingi Williams ~ TKHS Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the JUNIOR School

Silaulelei Kaleopa ~ TKHS Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the SENIOR School and Kimberley Stott Cup for Commerce

Taetia Kopa ~ Excellence in Te Reo Maori and Outstanding Contribution to Kapahaka

Kupe Cleary ~ Outstanding Contribution to Waka Ama

All the best to our School Leavers!!!

Marama Shearer

Anantika Sanchal

Ashleigh Young

Hayley McGlashen