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The other music teacher to receive an award, Janet Kingsbury, has been the Director of Music at Rangi Ruru since 2003. She and her team provide musical opportunities for the students both inside and outside school, with Rangi Ruru music being a highly respected and valued part of the city’s music culture. The award came as a surprise to Janet. “I never expected anything like that to happen and it was a real privilege to be amongst other exceptional teachers.” She is described as a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, with one of her students saying in her feedback on Janet’s Performance Review: “Apart from Mozart, no one knows more about music than Mrs K.” Many of her students have achieved Music Scholarships and Scholarship Awards including a Top Scholar Award in 2015, as well as outstanding NCEA results. Janet says in receiving the award she was “representing Rangi and all of its amazing teachers”. “And it couldn’t happen without the work the girls do. If it wasn’t for them, their work ethic, their abilities, their time, as teachers we wouldn’t be able to impact on them and the development of their musical abilities in the way that we do.” Glen Taylor joined Medbury School 10 years ago this July. At the time he started, there was no co-ordinated sports programme at the school, with individual teachers running sports and physical education classes. Also, there were limited outdoor education programmes. Not only has Glen developed a Physical Sports & Education programme, with each boy’s progress being assessed in the physical education curriculum, he has also

introduced many new sports to the school. “When I started at Medbury we had many of the core sports, but now this has increased tremendously to include triathlon, cycling, polo, surfing and golf. The boys enjoy coming to P.E. and learning different skills.” Medbury School rugby, football, hockey and cricket teams continue to compete strongly in the club competitions on Saturdays, Glen says, with more than 90 per cent of boys in Years 5 to 8 representing the school. Glen says receiving the ISNZ Award was “a bit of a surprise”. “I felt deeply honoured. It supports what’s happening at Medbury. The boys are enthusiastic and there’s a huge input from staff. I’m just the one who puts it all together – it’s a massive team effort.” As head of the Social Studies department and senior Geography teacher at St Andrew’s College, Kerry Larby has been a role model in leading a project focusing on developing curriculum, assessment, reporting and pedagogy across both the preparatory school and Years 7 to 10 in the secondary school. The challenge for her was to inspire teachers to make learning engaging and meaningful for their students and to encourage departments to gain clarity and a shared understanding about progress and achievement for students in the subjects they teach. Kerry strongly believes that character is as important as intellect and uses psychological science to understand why students learn and what makes them achieve their potential. Many of her students have achieved outstanding results in NCEA and New Zealand scholarship awards.

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