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(Left to right) Dr Kevin Knight, Dr Roberta Hunter and Lynne Te Aika.

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Tim Grocott —

There were three people associated with Shirley Boys’ High School recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list as Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM).

Dr Kevin Knight was awarded for services to education. Kevin is an old boy of Shirley Boys’ High School and in the late 1990’s set up the Graduate School of Education. 

Dr Roberta Hunter was awarded for services to mathematics education. Bobbie is at Massey University and has led Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) which is used in the Otakaro Kahui Ako and at Shirley Boys’ High School in the teaching of Mathematics. 

Lynne Te Aika was awarded for services to Maori language education. Lynne is Ngai Tuahuriri and has been involved in educational leadership within Ngai Tahu for many years. She has advised Shirley Boys’ High School and our whanau on a number of occasions, including the design of the new school.