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Secondary award recipients 2015

  1. Ackroyd, Dawn

    St Oran's College

    Focusing on leadership and pedagogy in relation to student well-being by: attending a conference, visiting similar special character schools and undertaking reading.

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  2. Bentley, Byron

    Macleans College

    To investigate the use of performance data by teachers and senior school managers for self review and improved teaching and learning practices.

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  3. Bosley, Wayne

    Mt Aspiring College

    To explore the nature of inspiring leadership, particularly within the context and culture of co-ed secondary schools.

  4. Bryan, Stephen

    Sacred Heart College (Napier)

    To travel to India and work with a sister school to develop school leadership, teaching, learning and administration.

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  5. Buckland, Wayne

    Bream Bay College

    To research – and subsequently implement – using ICT, change management and capacity building to enhance learning by following the Michael Fullan Stratosphere model.

  6. Burden, Dale

    Mt Albert Grammar School

    To investigate best practice in large secondary schools of the management between transitions of year 8 students from intermediate to secondary schools.

  7. Carter, Kevin

    Rongotai College

    To investigate initiatives introduced into local schools have made on engagement, motivation and achievement. To increase leadership capability.

  8. Coughlan, Nicholas

    One Tree Hill College

    To research whānau structures being used in secondary schools to enhance student achievement.

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  9. Crawford, Virginia

    Fraser High School

    Implementing 21st century technologies in a traditional 20th century teaching environment.

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  10. Dale, James

    Sacred Heart College (Auckland)

    Reinforce and further commit to the implementation and community understanding of the schools values.

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  11. Ewing, Catherine

    Nelson College For Girls

    To develop powerful learning including effective teacher appraisal and observation.

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  12. Forgie, Alan

    Okaihau College

    To investigate and develop e-learning opportunities in rural area schools to help every child have access to this and the opportunity to succeed.

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  13. Forgie, Elizabeth

    Kerikeri High School

    To research raising Māori achievement and the impact of information technology.

    Download: Full report (PDF 127 kB)

  14. Fouhy, Kieran

    St Peter's College (Epsom)

    Investigate how to raise achievement levels for all students, by increasing teacher, student and family engagement.

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  15. Foy, Timothy

    Huntly College

    To investigate vocational pathways, academies and data analysis to develop effective programmes at Huntly College.

    Download: Full report (PDF 238 kB)

  16. Gunn, Madeline

    Epsom Girls Grammar School

    To explore the challenges for senior leaders in large schools.

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  17. Harray, Neil

    Katikati College

    To investigate the rapid rise of digital learning and its effect on teaching and learning.

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  18. Hegarty, Wayne

    Marlborough Boys' College

    To investigate how to better support staff in a teaching and learning capacity through in school review process.

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  19. Hodge, David

    Rangitoto College

    To study preeminent research into what knowledge and skills we should be giving students and the way we should be teaching in order to prepare students to be successful in the future.

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  20. Houghton, Michael

    Queen Elizabeth College

    Investigate ways to improve academic achievement, retention of students, and transitions for students from school into tertiary education courses, apprenticeships, and employment.

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  21. Hutchinson, Morag

    Green Bay High School

    Organisational strategies in professional learning in high schools which focus on implementing the Visible Learning ideas.

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  22. Isberg, Martin

    Wainuiomata High School

    To investigate how secondary schools and youth guarantee providers work collaboratively to provide pathways to those students for whom youth guarantee courses are the next step.

  23. Kersten, William

    Rathkeale College

    To investigate how principal leadership can improve school practices, focusing on teacher performance through improved appraisal.

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  24. Kirk, Alan

    Whangarei Boys' High School

    To investigate initiatives that will assist in improving the academic achievement of priority learners.

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  25. Konlechner, Johann

    Hawera High School

    Develop effective learning programs to meet the needs of students who are going into the trades or vocational work.

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  26. Leggat, Peter

    Onslow College

    Investigate curriculum models that promote 21st century learning, provide authentic and relevant experiences for students, incorporate a range of effective technologies and learning systems, engage and promote achievement; as well as develop the principal's role in leading these developments.

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  27. Lucas, Murray

    Tawa College

    Examine the use of restorative practice and resilience programmes such as My Friends Youth across New Zealand.

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  28. Mathewson, James

    Birkenhead College

    To investigate school strategies to lift student achievement.

  29. Miller, Linda

    Otago Girls' High School

    To develop an Otago Girls' high School Global Leadership Programme.

  30. Moyle, Peter

    Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

    To develop leadership skills, strengthen ties for teaching and learning through conferences, observation and discussion to explore future curriculum strategies.

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  31. Murdoch, John

    Taita College

    To investigate further the design principles of an effective Year 9 and 10 school curriculum.

  32. Murfitt, Daniel

    William Colenso College

    My research is focused on developing an understanding about what experiences and conditions have influenced me within my leadership roles in New Zealand secondary schools.

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  33. O'Brien, Tracy

    Kavanagh College

    To further extend Asia Awareness education in Kavanagh College and to move toward "Asia readiness".

  34. O'Grady, Martin

    Karamu High School

    Discover best practice in raising learning and achievement of boys, through reading, observation, and attending a conference.

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  35. Parsons, Thomas

    Queen Charlotte College

    To compare and determine best practice for secondary principal appraisal by researching private sector business and education processes.

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  36. Rice, Mark

    St Paul's College (Ponsonby)

    To reinforce the College's mission and business plan.

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  37. Rogerson, Elizabeth

    Solway College

    To investigate strategies to enhance the use and effectiveness of boarding facilities across the boarding sector.

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  38. Romana, Harry

    Mairehau High School

    To develop and implement strategies that improve positive educational outcomes for students and staff at Mairehau High School.

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  39. Walker, Peter

    Rotorua Lakes High School

    To attend a conference on school leadership and building learning communities, to consider secondary/tertiary links to ease transitions for student and explore future orientated curriculums.

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  40. Wilson, Mark

    Cashmere High School

    Investigating the effectiveness of modern learning environments on improving student learning and achievement.

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  41. Wood, Andrew

    James Hargest College

    To investigate in-school models of professional capacity building and succession planning for school leadership.

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