Tawa Primary Schools' Citizenship Awards 2011

This is the first year the Tawa Community Board has run the Tawa Primary Schools' Citizenship Awards. The award is to recognise "true leadership, citizenship, contribution to school life, etc" at each of Tawa's six primary schools, plus the intermediate school.

At the awards ceremony at the Tawa Community Centre on Wednesday evening, 30 November, the winning student from Year 6 (or Year 8) at each school was presented with their award by the Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown. Each child received a small trophy, a laminated certificate, a book voucher from Take Note Tawa, and a handshake from the Mayor. A wooden shield with the winner's name engraved on it was presented to the school principal or a staff representative. This will be updated each year.

The ceremony was attended by family members of the winning students, the principal and/or a teacher from each school, plus Tawa Community Board members, approximately 60 people in all. Elyjana Roach, joint winner of this year's "Tawa Borough Scholarship" at Tawa College, gave a short talk towards the start of proceedings, and the Mayor concluded the occasion by thanking the winners for the way in which they've already contributed to their schools and community, and encouraging them to continue to do so in the future.

CONGRATULATIONS to each of the winning students

Jessica Hill (Yr 6)
Greenacres School

Jahde Karauna (Yr 6)
Hampton Hill School

Mercedes Vincent (Yr 6)
Linden School

Rachael Lockhart (Yr 6)
Redwood School

Joshua Mallon (Yr 6)
St Francis Xavier School

Anna Rayner (Yr 6)
St Francis Xavier School

Archie Moran (Yr 6)
Tawa School

Chloe Johnston (Yr 8)
Tawa School

Connor Spinks (Yr 8)
Tawa Intermediate

Erin Lockhart (Yr 8)
Tawa Intermediate

Article in Porirua CityLife News
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Also see Tawa Primary Schools' Citizenship Awards 2012-16

Tawa Community Civic Awards

Click here for more details of the initial Tawa Primary Schools' Citizenship Awards (pdf).