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New Zealand Honour for Gus Gale

[Gus Gale]

Mr NJ (Gus) Gale was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours announcements.

This was a very significant honour: The ONZM is a highly ranked award in the NZ honours system.

Gus is the New Zealand National Director of the Australian Mathematics Competition for the Westpac Awards and has been since New Zealand first entered the AMC in 1980. New Zealand is one of the largest countries in this competition, with an annual participation of about 30,000 students per annum.

However this work represents merely a fraction of Gus' contribution to the education of mathematics in New Zealand. As a President of the New Zealand Association of Mathematics Teachers and as a senior educator having in the latter part of his career being a deputy principal and then principal of significant government high schools in the Christchurch region Gus has been one of New Zealand's most significant educators, and in particular one of the most significant mathematics educators.

Posted 02 July 2007.

 

 
 
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