National Awards

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Award in Global Citizenship Education

GCED winners web

2018 Award in Global Citizenship Education winners.

We initiated an Award in Global Citizenship Education in 2018. This rewarded education sector or community groups who were doing outstanding work to encourage New Zealanders to become responsible and active global citizens.

The winners were:

  • Patea Area School (Education Sector)
  • Generation Zero (Community)
  • Tiaki Early Learning Centre (Innovation).

St Johns College and UN Youth were also highly commended.

Beeby Award

Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells

Current Beeby Fellows - Dr Katie Fitzpatrick (left) and Kat Wells

The Beeby Award (formerly Beeby Fellowship) is a partnership between NZCER and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The Award, previously known as the Fellowship, was first awarded in 1998. It is named after Dr Clarence Beeby who, in 1934, became the first Director of NZCER, and was Assistant Director-General of UNESCO from 1948-49. The Beeby Award is offered every two years.