Home // About Us // Celebrating Good Practice

Celebrating Good Practice


Excellence & Innovation in Education Outside the Classroom 2019


EONZ recognises that education outside the classroom is a significant dimension of New Zealand education. This award recognises excellence in pedagogy where quality and innovation are evidenced, and effective curriculum-based teaching extends learning beyond the classroom walls.

This Award is open to all pre-school, primary, intermediate and secondary schools and tertiary institutions across Aotearoa New Zealand.


smaller CopyNominations for 2019 are currently being invited and remain open until Friday 11 October.

The award recipient for 2019 will be announced in November.

EONZ measures the quality of EOTC through the following principles:

  • Quality teaching and learning, with a strong connection to the New Zealand Curriculum and or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa;
  • Developing learner’s awareness, appreciation and ability to take action towards a sustainable future;
  • Engaging learners meaningfully with local communities, places, and culture;
  • Developing a learner’s personal and interpersonal capabilities;
  • Showing a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi;
  • Innovative and creative approaches to EOTC.   


            Nomination Form      


The 2018 recipient was...

Kristin School, from Albany, Auckland, for its senior school outdoor education programmes. 

A further two schools, Shirley Boy's High School, in Christchurch, and John Paul College, in Rotorua, were highly commended.  


Previous recipients:

2016   Tarawera High School
2014   Gore High School
2013   Perry Outdoor Education Trust
2012   Matahui Road School
2011   Mount Aspiring College
2010   Oxford Area School & YMCA Wainui Park
2009   St Cuthbert's College - Kahanui
2008   Loburn School
2007   William Colenso College
2006   Roncalli College
2005   SEHOPC - Challenge Programme
2004   Dunstan High School
2003   Kaiapoi High School
2002    St Paul's Collegiate School - Tihoi Venture School