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Awards 2013

Ormiston Senior College Awards Recipients 2013

In line with our founding Vision and Values we have developed an Awards Ceremony that reflects our unique approach to learning. Stemming from the vision and values we have developed a set of 8 norms which we use everyday to define learning and behaviour.  These norms represent the following qualities: resilience, creativity, building strong relationships, critical curiosity, making connections with the wider world, growing as a learner, being a contributing member of our community and valuing culture. A kiwi icon represents each of these norms. Each award recognises a different way of excelling as a student at Ormiston Senior College.

This year we have developed a new category of awards for those students who have over a period of at least two years shown sustained and exceptional evidence of each of our norms. We have called these our Pounamu Awards. In addition we have created one pre-eminent award which we have named after our new art work that was unveiled in the cafe earlier this year. We have named this premier award the Waka Huia o Whakatupuranga award. 

WAKA HUIA O WHAKATUPURANGA

This award is for an exceptional and sustained commitment demonstrating excellence in all areas of school life. This is a new award this year and has been created to acknowledge the person who best exemplifies all eight of the norms for learning and behaviour at Ormiston Senior College.

The recipient for this award is Farah Mohammed


POUNAMU AWARDS

 

Kahikatea - top academic results in Level 3 NCEA

The recipient of the Kahikatea award is Gurkunwar Bedi. 
He is our top academic achiever with more than 50 credits at Excellence in Level 3 NCEA before external results are published.

Harakeke - supporting the learning of others in a significant way

This award is an acknowledgement of those students who have supported the learning of others in a significant way throughout their time at Ormiston Senior College.

The recipients for the Harakeke award are Keereshan Gounden and Dwayne van Wyk.


 

Kea - exceptional critical curiosity




This award is for the student who has added to and extended the scope of their learning in the context of the school through significant contribution and individual endeavour.

The recipient for the Kea award is Taz Lamb.

 

Mokoroa - exceptional growth as a learner




This award is for the student who has demonstrated sustained growth as a learner throughout their time at Ormiston Senior College.

The recipient for the Mokoroa award is Siddarth Chopra.

 

Waka - exceptional school involvement


This award is for the students who have shown a sustained contribution of leadership and service in keeping with the Vision and Values of the school across a number of years.


The recipients for the Waka award are: Manisha Morar, Diksha Nirti and Dwayne van Wyk.



Papatuanuku - sustained leadership in culture


This award acknowledges students who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the development of culture within the school across a number of years.


The recipients for the Papatuanuku award are Cassiel Hurihanganui-Kilgour and Farah Mohammed.


 

Pukeko - sustained contribution to creative endeavours


This award is an acknowledgement of a student’s sustained contribution to the creative endeavours within the school or wider community.

The recipients for the Pukeko award are Gemma-Jayde Naidoo and Teeroy Leo.


Pungawerewere - making sustained connections to the wider world


This award is to acknowledge the student who has used knowledge gained within the context of the school to make significant and meaningful connections with their personal journey and pathway.

The recipient for the Pungawerewere award is Taz Lamb.


COLLEGE AWARDS


 Waka for exceptional school involvement

This award is given to students who have been exceptional in their strategic awareness and willingness to work to keep the vision and values of the school alive and prospering. The recipients of this award have thrown themselves into the life of the college though involvement in a large range of activities including dance groups, concert band, sports and service.

This year’s recipients are: Hannah Ireland, Prabhjit Johal, Anna Lim and David Logue.



 Pukeko for creativity at industry standard

This award is given to students who have produced a piece of work that is at industry standard that is innovative and exceptional. 

This year’s recipients are:  

Year 12/13 Dance class. They performed "We have come to be danced" a collaborative piece performed and choreographed by the L2/3 Dance class in conjunction with Justin Haiu. After showcasing at the You Dance Festival the piece was then selected by the Tempo Festival to perform in Secondary Colours at the prestigious Q Theatre. There performance was later reviewed as one of the notable pieces of the show, stating "what makes this work stand out is the belief the dancers have in their movement, and the strong performance presence they have on stage".

CREST students: Baban Kaur, Neevashni Ram, Rena Zhu, Hanisah Hasny. These girls have successfully completed the product development Challenge 2013. The students created a dairy based product suited for young teenagers and were awarded with the prestigious Team Silver award.

KDEC students: Karan Patel, Gino Haynes, Justin Joel. They won the Best Mates Sign Singing Competition run by Deaf Aotearoa. The three boys created a video using New Zealand Sign Language to depict the SIX60 song "Don't forget your roots".

 Harakeke for providing exceptional support for the learning of others

This award is given to students who have been exceptional in supporting the learning of their fellow students in several different areas of school life.

This year’s recipients are: Shenisia Gounden, Cameron Quilter.


Papatuanuku for leadership in culture

This award is given to students who have either led their fellow students in developing the culture of the school or have made an exceptional contribution to sustainability within the school or wider community. 

This year’s recipients are: Teeroy Leo, Gagandeep Singh, Turiwhewhe Ngarimu.


 Mokoroa for exceptional growth as a learner

This award is given to students who have demonstrated exceptional growth as learners through the ability to be reflective and responsive in their learning at the school.

This year’s recipients are: Sarup Singh, Tina Zeng, Clarine Fourie.


 Kea for critical curiosity

This award is given to students who actively seek learning opportunities beyond the required framework on a consistent basis.

This year’s recipients are: Roshni Patel, Daisy Zhu, Dewald Pieterse.


 Pungawerewere for making connections to the wider world

This award is given to students who have been exceptional in learning beyond the school environment, bring new knowledge into the school and demonstrating understanding within our wider community.

This year’s recipients are: Mika Lagera, Sherzan Pagdiwalla, Brandon Parkin.


Kahikatea

This awards is given to students who have demonstrated the ability to strive for and achieve excellence. Kahikatea awards are also awarded to students who have been recognised nationally or regionally in their chosen field. They receive this award for demonstrating the drive and desire required to reach this mark.

The recipient for the Kahikatea Award for Sporting Achievements is the Senior Boys Basketball Team. The Senior Boys Basketball team competed in the "A" Secondary Schools Zone 2 Premiership Basketball Tournament held in Rotorua during tournament week. The team won the finals to become champions for schools with a student roll of 600 or under in the Auckland region to the top of the North Island.

The recipients for the Kahikatea Awards for Academic Achievements are:

Level 1: Oscar Chin, Clarine Fourie, Bhavya Gajjar, Delaila Hann,Harpreet Kaur, Christina Lin, Taraani Mohammed, Anmol Sandhu, Monynna Sath, Avneet Singh, Renee Singh, Sandy Su

Level 2: Svetlana Banerjee, Felix Cheah, Joshua Ghezzi, Hanisah Hasny, Alvin Huang, Hannah Ireland, Sinan Jafar, Brendan Lee, Xiaofan Lin, Henry LuoShreyan Naidoo, Nicole Pretorius, Neevashni Ram, Seryna Veng, Alison Zhang

Level 3: Edward Boxall, Prabhjit Johal, Laura Kanal, Azhar Mohammed, Farah Mohammed, Manisha Morar, Gemma-Jayde Naidoo, Ashley Narayan, Cameron Quilter, Annie Zhen