Secondary award recipients 2014

  1. Benton, Edward

    Glenfield College

    Research strategies that have been proven to work successfully with individuals and whole schools at raising students' belief in their ability to be successful learners.

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  2. Boyle, Justin

    St Bede's College

    To investigate why there has been a drop in literacy levels amongst the last two intakes (currently year 9–10), and to visit the Holy Land.

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  3. Brooke, Russell

    Long Bay College

    To identify and learn about 21st century schools, and explore avenues of developing the learning paradigms found.

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  4. Brooks, Peter

    Freyberg High School

    To improve my understanding of how schools and can best prepare students to be the 21st century innovative thinkers that educationalists, academics and other writers claim that our future citizens need to be.

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  5. Cavanagh, Barbara

    Albany Senior High School

    Tell the school's story - why they did what they did, and where they are now - using research, case studies and interviews.

  6. Channings, Terehia

    Turakina Māori Girls' College

    Undertake Te Tohu Paerua (Master or Arts) programme at Waikato University.

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  7. Cowens, Pauline

    Tauranga Girls' College

    To engage with principals in eastern and western schools to identify and explore the leadership issues associated with implementation of future oriented leaning from a practitioner perspective.

  8. Gall, Peter

    Papatoetoe High School

    To investigate models of indigenous language learning and how effectively these programmes support English language acquisition.

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  9. Gargiulo, Salvatore

    Manurewa High School

    Investigate programmes, strategies and outcomes in other countries dealing with the specific needs of students from lower socio-economic families.

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  10. Geerlofs, Richard

    Kaikorai Valley College

    Consider, analyse, and report to the board on management structures, school staffing, timetabling, breadth of curriculum, and learning support systems in schools of a similar type and size.

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  11. Gorrie, Heather

    Gisborne Girls' High School

    To further investigate best practice models of educational transformational sustainability.

  12. Grant, John

    Kaipara College

    To investigate the introduction, use, management and effectiveness of mobile electronic devices in secondary school student learning.

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  13. Hamill, Clive

    Melville High School

    To explore initiatives for improving the outcomes of at risk and Maori students; and to review relevant literature.

  14. Harris, Timoti

    Otorohanga College

    Inclusion: cultural capital of diversity or deficit of disability? Language for change.

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  15. Hassall, Susan

    Hamilton Boys' High School

    To take research completed by the Association of Boys' Schools NZ on the achievement of boys in NZ, and to develop a deeper understanding of the implications of this research.

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  16. Hickman, Robyn

    Aurora College

    To investigate if, and how, there can be a happy marriage between Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) school wide and restorative practices in schools.

  17. Hullena, Thomas

    Makoura College

    To explore, identify, and develop (for implementation in 2015) a more meaningful and relevant curriculum for Year 12 and 13 students at Makoura College.

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  18. Lamb, Simon

    Takapuna Grammar School

    To investigate the incorporation of technologies into the learning processes at Takapuna Grammar School to support both local and distance students.

  19. Laurenson, John

    Shirley Boys' High School

    What is “21st century learning” or “future learning”?

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  20. McCreery, Philip

    Cambridge High School

    Curriculum pathways for senior students.

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  21. McIntyre, Bruce

    Manawatu College

    To study a group of mainstream NZ secondary schools that have made significant progress in reducing the disparity in the academic achievement of their Maori and non-Maori students.

  22. Middlemiss, Joan

    Mission Heights Junior College

    To investigate what barriers or enablers have new schools identified which have impacted on their ability to implement, maintain and strengthen their vision for 21st century learning.

  23. Moore, Louise

    Glendowie College

    To focus on building and strengthening leadership capacity by helping other school leaders improve through the use of coaching strategies.

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  24. Morris, James

    Darfield High School

    To investigate the role of the principal in supporting effective middle managers in secondary schools.

  25. Nielsen, Christian

    Whakatane High School

    To investigate innovative curriculum models that are student focused and provide an authentic context for learners; to research models of good practice in terms of integrating programmes of learning between secondary schools and tertiary providers; and to consider a range of strategies to lead innovation and change in school.

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  26. Pasley, Alexandra

    Baradene College

    To develop new strategies to enhance performance, culture and relationships. To learn more about the founding charism of Baradene College of the Sacred Heart. To look at ways schools prepare students for life beyond school, academically and personally.

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  27. Purcell, Michael

    Henderson High School

    To investigate the provision of i-learning that will support literacy and numeracy in Years 9 and 10 at a range of schools.

  28. Randell, David

    Otumoetai College

    Undertake a professional enquiry into how design principles align with pedagogical activities, in curriculum and pedagogy contexts of New Zealand, Western Australia and Scandinavia.

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  29. Scott, Raymond

    Aquinas College

    To examine the experiences and successes of other catholic schools to maintain and strengthen the schools' own charism, and investigate how different devices available to students and staff could best be used in teaching and learning ICT at the college.

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  30. Sharp, Bruce (Ronald)

    Longburn Adventist College

    To define the school's culture and develop a plan for creating their ideal school culture.

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  31. Sim, David

    Thames High School

    To explore the extent to which secondary schools are identifying and implementing the characteristics and features described in literature regarding 21st century literature.

  32. Smith, Lynlee

    Fiordland College

    A centre of environmental excellence.

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  33. Stretch, Mason

    Cromwell College

    To investigate best practice approaches and policy around "Bring your own Device". Investigate strategies to enhance student motivation and achievement in NCEA, particularly through the use of ICTs.

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  34. Thompson, Elizabeth

    Auckland Girls' Grammar School

    To research, explore ideas, and observe in practice approaches that difference schools are using to implement the 'front end' of the NZ curriculum, in particular in exploring the practical aspects of implementing the broad concept of global citizenship.

  35. Watson, Greg

    Mt Roskill Grammar

    To investigate enhancing learning spaces in an established traditional school in order to support a 21st century learning community model.

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