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Highlights from the year

Minister Chris Hipkins launch micro-credentials

August 2018: Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education, and Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Education, launched micro-credentials, which enable learners to access specific knowledge and skills in a cost- effective and time-efficient way.

Winner of Ringa Toi student exhibition

September 2018: Taku Manu Taupua by Kemara Paterson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou) of Napier Boys High School won the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Ringa Toi Student Exhibition. The Ringa Toi exhibition celebrates and showcases Excellence in Toi Māori.

Delegation from Philippine Commission on Higher Education

September 2018: A visiting delegation from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education were interested to hear about NZQA’s quality assurance processes during a technical exchange discussion to compare Bachelor’s Degrees.

Hato Pāora Year 10 boys

October 2018: Hato Pāora Year 10 boys participating in the Pūhoro Science and Engineering Challenge.

Launch of NZQA's Top Art exhibition

February 2019: The launch of NZQA’s Top Art exhibition at Massey University Wellington started a nationwide tour of portfolios from NCEA Level 3 Visual Art students who achieved an Excellence grade in 2018.

2018 winner of Prime Minister's Award for Academic Excellence

May 2019: Yang Fan Yun, formerly of Macleans College, was presented with the 2018 Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

 

Signing of Mahi Tahi agreement

June 2019: NZQA and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) signed a Mahi Tahi agreement, outlining how the two organisations will share our respective te reo Māori skills and resources with each other, and across the wider public sector.

2018 New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholar Award winners

May 2019: The 2018 New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholar Award winners with Murray Strong, NZQA Board Chair, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education.

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