2014 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards: Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Cashmere High School’s Mathematics and Statistics Faculty were one of three national finalists in the inaugural 2014 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards for the category Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

This prestigious award recognized excellence in teaching and learning across all New Zealand early childhood, primary and secondary schools. The selection and judging process was a rigorous one.

The judges recognized the significant improvement made in both the teaching and student achievement within the Mathematics and Statistics Faculty over the last four years. For example prior to 2010 our school’s NCEA level 1 numeracy results were below national benchmarks and had been declining.Through enhancements in teaching approaches student engagement increased as well as achievement steadily improving to now being well above national comparisons. This was part of a school wide improvement process. Our school would like to especially acknowledge the professional work of Head of Faculty Dr. Michelle Dalrymple and her diligent team of teachers for bringing about this successful shift in teaching and learning.