Awards Information

2017 PENZ Awards

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

 

PENZ recognizes the excellence, achievement and service of its members through a range of awards. The nomination process for the 2017 PENZ Awards is now open and we invite members to nominate people who should be considered for an award. Nominees must be a current financial PENZ member.

Awards for 2017 and Deadlines for Nominations:

A.

  • Fellow of PENZ
  • Life Member
  • Sir Alexander Gillies Medal

B.

  • Outstanding New Professional Award
  • Outstanding Physical Education Award

Nominations for the above five awards must be received at the PENZ office by 5 pm, Friday 26th May 2017.

 C.

  • AS Lewis Award
  • Lady Joan Gilles Undergraduate Award

A.S. Lewis Award and Lady Joan Gilles Undergraduate Award submissions are to be emailed to admin@penz.co.nz by 5:00pm, Friday 29thSeptember 2017.

Nominations for awards in all categories A-B are to be either emailed to: admin@penz.co.nz or posted to the PENZ National Office by the closing date: Physical Education New Zealand, PO Box 10203, Bayfair, Mount Maunganui 3152. Late submissions are unlikely to be accepted. These awards will be presented at 2017 PENZ NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 10 -12 July 2017 in Tauranga. If a recipient is unable to attend, will be awarded at the recipient’s school/institution.

What supporting material is required?

Each award is aimed at recognizing a different aspect of excellence. Nomination forms must to be accompanied by appropriate supporting material to allow the awards committee to make a valid judgment. The exact nature of support material depends on the award.

 

Do I need the consent of the nominee?

It is not necessary to have the consent of the person being nominated unless the award is supporting a project.

 

Who may make a nomination?

Any PENZ member may make nominations by completing a nomination by the due date.

 

Who do I contact with any enquiries?

Enquiries relating to the PENZ Awards and Nominations should be directed to the PENZ CEO Richard van der Jagt at CEO@penz.org.nz

 

What are the Criteria for the Awards?

The following list outlines the awards available and the criteria for each award:

 

A:

Fellow of PENZ

The award of Fellow is granted to members who are regarded as having made a significant contribution to the purpose, aims and work of the association.  This award allows for a specific contribution over a short time or an outstanding contribution.

 

Life Member

The award of Life Member may be conferred on members who have given long and distinguished service in the cause of Physical Education. The honour is to be given sparingly. The service must have been nationwide and outstanding in nature. Candidates need to have been a Member for not fewer than twenty-five years (with the exception that an overseas professional Physical Educator, now a New Zealand resident, who has been a Member of PENZ for not fewer than fifteen years).

 

Sir Alexander Gillies Medal

The prize shall be awarded for distinguished service to the profession. The award shall be given sparingly for distinguished and outstanding service to PENZ and to the profession of Physical Education.

 

Te Iho-Takaro Ringawera Award

This award is made by the PENZ Board for contributions to the profession that may be leftfield because at times they will be removed from the day-to-day work of Physical Education.  The contribution is “golden” in that it is often done in obscurity but is highly prized as in the distinguished and respected work of a ‘ringawera’. This annual award will be passed on from one awardee to the next at the award ceremony at National Conference. Nominations are not called for, for this award.

 

B:

OUTSTANDING NEW PROFESSIONAL AWARD

This award is for a teacher in early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary settings who is new to the role (i.e. less than 5 years in teaching as at 31 December 2017) yet has made a significant contribution to the Physical Education of children and young people in New Zealand.

  1. Any member who has knowledge of their contribution may nominate teachers.
  2. Presented to an individual who has been working in the Physical Education profession for five years or less.
  3. This recipient may:
    1.  be a fairly recent graduate and in the early years of her/his career OR:
    2.  have been working for many years but just recently made a career change to join the Physical Education field.
  1. Although new to the field, this recipient has already demonstrated a passion for, and made a notable contribution to, the Physical Education of children and young people within NZ. This contribution may include:
  2. Introduction of an innovative pedagogy to school or centre
  3. Establishment of an interesting Physical Education initiative
  4. Going the ‘extra mile’ to provide opportunities for staff, students and/or community members to learn more in the physical Education realm.

This award may be presented to more than one individual in any year.

 

Criteria and standards for “outstanding”

For the purpose of this award, outstanding achievement will be viewed as:

  1. Their performance distinguishes them from the average. That is, their performance goes beyond what is normal or expected for a person or group in the same position.

2. The quality of their performance is of a high standard and demonstrates a high level of commitment and ability.

3. Their performance has a positive impact on those around them, in terms of vision, influence, and outcomes.

 

Provision of evidence

Support material that provides evidence of outstanding achievement must be provided together with the completed nomination form. Support material can be sought from:

–          The School Principal or a Senior Manager

–          A peer or colleague within the teaching profession

–          A third party who is able to provide convincing evidence to support the nomination

–          Units or programmes of work

–          Department philosophy

–          Assessments

–          Testimony from students

–          Other relevant support material

 

Support material (not exceeding 800 words from any one source) must be signed and dated by the person providing the information.  It is vitally important that support material explains how the nominee’s performance fulfills the criteria of “outstanding performance” as outlined above. Careful attention must be paid to the nature of the individual’s contribution as outlined previously.

 

OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL EDUCATION AWARD

This award is presented to an early childhood centre, school, or department that has demonstrated excellence in intra-curricula Physical Education. This award does not include extra-curricula sport or physical activity.

  1. This may include collective and sustained effort to further the cause of Physical Education in their school or centre or learning area.
  2. This may include advocacy within the school or centre for Physical Education and leadership in bringing together members of their school community to further the aims of Physical Education
  3. Their efforts have enhanced Physical Education opportunities for children and young people within their school community.
  4. This award may be presented to more than one centre/school/department in any year.

 

AS LEWIS AWARD

 Secondary school students are invited to prepare a critical analysis submission on any Physical Education topic in any format that has a link that can be emailed to PENZ by the due date. This can include but is not limited to an essay, a moot, a google doc, a presentation, a video or a report. The prize for the winning submission includes a PENZ certificate and a cheque for $500.This award will be presented to the student that demonstrates the highest level of critical inquiry in 1500 words or equivalent to.

 The entry should be emailed to admin@penz.co.nz by 5pm on Friday 29th September 2017. If a prize is awarded it will be presented to the student before he/she leaves school in 2017 and the winning school will be acknowledged as part of the Awards presentation at the National PENZ Conference 2018. Please note that the awards committee reserve the right not to award if the work does not reached the required standard

 

LADY JOAN GILLES UNDERGRADUATE AWARD

 

Undergraduate students are invited to prepare a critical analysis submission on any Physical Education topic in any format that has a link that can be emailed to PENZ by the due date. This can include but is not limited to an essay as a journal article, a moot, a google doc, a presentation, a video or a report. The prize for the winning submission includes a PENZ certificate and a cheque for $500.This award will be presented to the author that demonstrates the highest level of critical inquiry in 1500 words or equivalent to.

The entry should be emailed to admin@penz.co.nz by 5 pm on Friday 29th September 2017. If a prize is awarded it will be presented to the student before he/she leaves their institute in 2017 and the winning Institute will be acknowledged as part of the Awards presentation at the National PENZ Conference 2018. Please note that the awards committee reserve the right not to award if the work does not reached the required standard

 

 

Outstanding New Professional Award

Is awarded to “a teacher in early childhood, primary, secondary or tertiary settings who is new to the role (i.e. less than 5 years in teaching as at 31 December 2014) yet has made a significant contribution to the Physical Education of children and young people in New Zealand.” Nominations can be submitted to PENZ in Feb/March annually.

The Outstanding Physical Education Award

Is awarded to “an early childhood centre, school, or department that has demonstrated excellence in intra-curricula Physical Education. This award does not include extra-curricula sport or physical activity.” Nominations can be submitted to PENZ in Feb/March annually.

The Te Iho-Takaro Ringawera Award

Is made by the PENZ Board “for contributions to the profession that may be leftfield because at times they will be removed from the day to day work of Physical Education. The contribution is ‘golden’ in that it is often done in obscurity but is highly prized as in the distinguished and respected work of a ‘ringawera’. This annual award will be passed on from one awardee to the next at the award ceremony at National Conference.”

The Sir Alexander Gillies Medal

Sir Alexander Gillies was the Patron of the New Zealand Physical Education Society and the New Zealand Association of Health Physical Education and Recreation (the forerunners to PENZ) from 1936 until 1982. He was a noted orthopaedic surgeon in Wellington and gave time and energy to his links with physical education. This award is the most prestigious that PENZ can confer and it is awarded rarely for outstanding services of national or international significance to the profession. Sustained, career-long service which adds to the prestige of the award is the expectation.

Nomination for the Sir Alexander Gillies Medal can be made annually in Feb/March by PENZ branches and in rare cases from an individual/s. The nomination should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and should specify in detail how the nominee meets the specified criteria. In addition, the nomination should include the names of three referees, one of whom should be of international standing from outside New Zealand. This award is not exclusive to the tertiary sector.

PENZ Awards Committee 2017/2018:  Sara Hayward (PENZ Advisor), Bevan Grant and Nick Leask