The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in the education market and standout contributions made in both New Zealand classrooms and overseas.

A panel of industry experts have judged the entries which included online tools, textbooks, workbooks and more, and have carefully chosen the following 31 finalists across 12 categories.  Also included in the finalist lists are two Teachers’ Choice resources selected by teacher voting across New Zealand.

The separation of categories this year into ones just for teacher resources and others just for student resources, enabled a more direct focus on the impact that entries to each category would have with their intended audience. At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable. The fact that these resources have been developed in New Zealand, for New Zealand teachers, means that they are well-aligned with both the curriculum and the needs of our classrooms and students.

The educational publishing industry not only contributes significantly to learning in this country but is also an important contributor to employment and GDP. A recent PwC report* valued the New Zealand publishing industry’s total impact on gross domestic product at $308 million, attributing $69 million of this to educational publishing.


2018 CLNZ Education Awards Finalists

The judging panel has named the following resources as finalists:


Best Primary Resource (student or teacher)

Sam and Flo’s Amazing Watery Adventure – Watercare Services

People and Water – looking at our water networks CORE Education

Teachers leading inquiry for school problem solving – NZCER Press

The Oral Language Book – S&L Publishing

Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand NZCER Press


Best Secondary Resource
(student or teacher)

Welcome to New Zealand – Dee Publications

BWB Text Series – Bridget Williams Books

Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution – Edify Ltd

Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds – Bridget Williams Books

He Tohu Box Set – Bridget Williams Books

Level 1 Horticulture Learning Workbook– ESA Publications (NZ)

Remixing the Key Competencies: A curriculum design deck – NZCER Press

Teaching social studies for critical, active citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand – NZCER Press

The 9th Floor: Conversations with five New Zealand Prime Ministers – Bridget Williams Books

Best Tertiary Resource (student or teacher)

Optimising your academic career: Advice for early career scholars – NZCER Press

Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction – Auckland University Press

The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000 – Bridget Williams Books

A Land of Milk and Honey? Making Sense of Aotearoa New Zealand – Auckland University Press

Tūrangawaewae – Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand– Massey University Press

Best Te Reo Resource (primary, secondary or tertiary)

Maori Made Easy Workbook / Kete 1, 2, 3 & 4 – Penguin Random House

He Kete Whakawaitara: He Whakatara ā-Rangahau – NZCER Press

Mātaki Mai Ana te Ao: Te Tawhio Pihirei o 1981 – Huia NZ Ltd

He Tai Pari – Kotuku Creative

Te Whare – One Tree House

Te Mauri o Te Whare – NZCER Press

Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa – Huia NZ Ltd

Digital Resource (primary or secondary)

People and Water – looking at our water networks – CORE Education

My Study Series – Physical Education – Augmented Learning Ltd

Rēhua – Huia NZ Ltd

Best Export Resource

Sunshine Classics – for junior high schools learning English program throughout China
Wendy Pye Publishing

CSI Private Eye – CSI Literacy

Winner announcement

The 2018 judges’ selection winners and the results of the Teachers’ Choice voting will be announced at the Gala Dinner of Aoteoroa’s premier conference for educators – uLearn. The event takes place in Auckland on Thursday 11 October at Sky City Convention Centre.

2018 Judging Panel

Special thanks to judges Jenny Robertson, Tania Cotter, Jo Buchan, Ross Calman and David Glover.

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Phone 09 486 6250

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