Secondary award recipients 2017

  1. Abraham, Maurie

    Hobsonville Point Secondary School

    Investigate the principles that drive the design of learning in a range of innovative, future-focused schools.

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  2. Anaru-Tangira, Louise

    Flaxmere College

    Complete two Master of Educational Leadership papers through Waikato University. Design a research study to better understand Māori student hauora.

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  3. Barrie, Vicki

    Northcote College

    Study the ways schools and communities of learning develop and sustain educationally powerful relationships with parents, families and whānau to improve student achievement.

  4. Barron, Jacqueline

    St Hildas Collegiate

    Research girls' wellbeing and programmes that build resilience and enhance wellbeing for young women.

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  5. Browning, Yvonne

    Southland Girls' High School

    Research and attend a relevant conference. Survey various schools involved in Kia Eke Panuku to support my research.

  6. Cavanagh-Monaghan, Lindy

    Blue Mountain College

    Attend one or more international educational conferences to broaden my horizons in regard to the latest research, trends and successful initiatives – preferably in the UK or the USA.

  7. Coddington, Carol

    St Dominic's Catholic College (Henderson)

    Read research papers that are focused on modern learning pedagogy and the pros and cons.

  8. Fenton, Gregory

    Havelock North High School

    Visit schools, read, write and reflect. Attend the International Confederation of Principals convention in Cape Town.

  9. Ford, William

    Tokoroa High School

    Investigate various initiatives that some schools in New Zealand and Australia are using to improve the educational outcomes of priority group students.

  10. Green, Fiona

    St Mary's Diocesan School (Stratford)

    Investigate strategies to build personal resilience and promote wellbeing for girls in boarding schools.

  11. Haughton, Sally

    Wellington East Girls' College

    Enhance capacity to engage with Māori students and whānau through the study of te reo Māori.

  12. Mackle, Gregory

    Gisborne Boys' High School

    Investigate programmes and strategies in schools in Australia which focus on the pathways for students/young men when they move on from their secondary school teaching and learning.

  13. Mangan, Robert

    Tauranga Boys' College

    Inquire into delivering a curriculum to meet the needs of leavers in 2022 and the structural changes necessary to deliver this curriculum to drive a change in pedagogy.

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  14. Olivier, David

    St Peter's College (Palmerston North)

    Visit a selection of schools looking at innovative timetable structures that will allow us to make decisions and implement a very different timetable and day structure for the implementation of our new teaching and learning philosophy.

  15. Rasheed, Regina

    Zayed College for Girls

    Attend an intensive course to learn the Arabic language in an Arabic speaking country such as Oman or Saudi Arabia.

  16. Russell, John

    Naenae College

    Research best practices with the Big Picture Learning model. Visit a number of schools and attend the Annual International Conference in the USA.

  17. Shanahan, Mark

    Waitakere College

    Investigate how to sustain school culture during change. Visit eight schools in America and England and two school districts that have a history of exceptional leadership on raising and maintaining student achievement for mixed community schools. Confirm first-hand the strategic review cycles, systems and structures that the schools have in place to maintain positive learning cultures.

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  18. Shepherd, Geoffrey

    Kuranui College

    Rethink and restructure the year 11–13 curriculum to better suit the learning and vocational needs of the 70% of students whose pathway is not into university study.

  19. Shore, Kevin

    Cullinane College

    Attend a one week course at Harvard University focusing on strengthening my educational leadership skills and developing a clear strategic direction for my focus over the next few years.

  20. Sinclair, Ross

    Hutt Valley High School

    Complete a survey of all alternative senior transition courses offered in all New Zealand secondary schools and collate a national overview, including the standards offered.

  21. Smith, Jeffery

    Papanui High School

    Visit key institutions and schools involved in academic counselling, and research and read, to formulate a sustainable and capacity-building model.

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  22. Thomas, James

    Whangaparaoa College

    Visit other New Zealand schools to explore how middle and senior leadership is being developed, especially through their early experience of Communities of Learning.

  23. Uys, Johannes

    Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School

    Research the issue of a seamless curriculum, particularly how we can construct a seamless curriculum in a cluster of collegiate framework.

  24. Whiting, Kelvin

    Hillcrest High School

    The causes of disparity between girls' and boys' achievement in co-educational schools, what schools are doing to address the issues, and through my inquiry how can I lead changes in boys' achievement at Hillcrest High School.

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