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Celebrating Good Practice


Excellence & Innovation in Education Outside the Classroom 


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.


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If you've come across a worthy programme, then consider a nomination.

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smaller CopyEONZ 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.  


Previous recipients:

2018   Kristin School
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