Luncheon celebrates high achievers

Tuesday February 13, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Tereora College senior students at The Islander on Friday afternoon. 18020939 Tereora College senior students at The Islander on Friday afternoon. 18020939

A special luncheon was held on Friday afternoon to acknowledge the outstanding academic efforts of Tereora College’s senior students last year.


Seventy high-achieving students gathered for lunch at The Islander as a reward for gaining National Certificate of Education Achievements (NCEA) endorsements.

Principal Tania Morgan said it was important for the college to recognise high-achieving students as this reinforced the school’s mission of developing excellence in all that it did.

“NCEA endorsements reflect a higher level of accomplishment and for some students this is providing them with the motivation to succeed academically.”

Students can gain two types of endorsements. A course endorsement requires 14 credits at merit or excellence in a single subject requiring internal and external grades.

The second type of endorsement is given when a student gains 50 or more merit or excellence credits.

Year 12 student Isabel Drollet said she received an overall merit endorsement for Level 1 last year.

“I am proud of my achievement, but I know I could have done better. I have recognised where I can improve and I hope to make these adjustments this year so I can do better.”

Another Year 12 student, Jasmin Naslund, completed her NCEA Level 1 at Nukutere College last year.

Naslund moved to Tereora College this year to complete her last two years of school.

“I gained a merit endorsement for Level 1. I hope to aim higher this year and improve my results,” she said. 

Manamea Koteka also passed NCEA Level 1 with an overall merit endorsement.

Koteka said her goal this year was to focus more on school and improve her results.

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