Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Yesterday was our graduation and prizegiving. I performed in Kapa Haka, Orchestra and Choir and was pleased to receive a certificate for Excellence in Graphics and Design, which is inspiring if I become an architect.
I also got quite a shock when my name was called out for a Whaia te Tikitiki award. There are about 6 for each year group for students who have participated in all areas of school life, Arts, Sports, Academic, e.t.c. Whaia te Tikitiki is our school motto. It means Reach For The Heights, and it's in Maori. I was very, very happy to get this award and had a long citation read about me!

This is my award:



etalbert said...

Congratulations on your graduation! Sounds like you have been an "all-round" achiever.
I like your motto also. One of my schools was "Aspire the Heights". These are words that can really inspire those who are self-starters.
All the best in your web2.0 journey.

hemi said...

Kia ora Nicola. Nga mihi nui ki a koe nau i riro ki te tohu whaia te tiki. Ka rawe to blog!

Greetings Nicola. Congratulations to you for receiving this award whaia te tiki. Your blog is great!

Justine said...

Congratulations on your achievements this year at BBI... I love reading about how you are embracing the world of web 2.0 to enhance your learning journey. You are lucky to have some very knowledgeable and inspiring teachers to guide you!
All the best next year!

Innes said...

Kia ora Nicola.
Thanks for sharing your learning. You have taken the challenging and turned it into the possible, making paths where there were none and leaving footprints to follow. You have obviously had a great time at BBI - all the best for 2009

Dawn said...

Congratulations on receiving the Whaia te Tikitiki award, Nicola. Always nice to meet another kiwi blogger.

Nicola said...

Thanks for all your comments! It's exciting and inspiring.

kev brace said...

well done on your graduation & award. I still use your excellent blog as a shining example of what you can do with web 2.0 and some creative thinking.

I've posted your blog on my list of e-portfolios here :

Regards Kevin Brace.