Cashmere High School Mathematics Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Dr Michelle Dalrymple, Head of the Mathematics Faculty at Cashmere High, has won the 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher’s Prize. It was awarded at a live-streamed event of the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes on Tuesday, 30th June.

Dr Dalrymple is the first maths teacher to win the award and was nominated for her cutting-edge research, originality and creativity. She has been a teacher at Cashmere High School for the past 16 years, after completing her degree at the University of Canterbury. Michelle regularly shares her teaching ideas and research with other teachers around the country.

Dr Michelle Dalrymple, pictured with one of her bullmastiffs, Cornelius

The $150,000 prize will go towards the rebuild of Cashmere High School’s mathematics and statistics block.