Secondary award recipients 2019

  1. Anderson, Jack

    Whangaroa College

    Understand how digital technology impacts on the teaching and learning needs of schools, teachers and students in the 21st century.

  2. Biggs, Karene

    Palmerston North Girls' High School

    Explore educative mentoring or coaching for experienced teachers through guided study and school visits in New Zealand and Australia. Take part in a mentoring conference or an educational leadership programme at Harvard.

  3. Brinsden, Karen

    Botany Downs Secondary College

    Spend time with the Visible Learning Community to engage further with John Hattie's work and James Nottingham and his work with 'Challenging Learning'. Visit Microsoft facilitators (Seattle) to review their leadership, curriculum, and pedagogical processes and resources to challenge our thinking as we review our junior curriculum and the potential changes to level 1 NCEA.

  4. Brokenshire, Ann

    Hillmorton High School

    Research and capture the experiences, wisdom, and learning of principals who guided their schools through and beyond the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch.

    Download: Full report (PDF 866 kB)

  5. Brooks, Peter

    Freyberg High School

    Investigate and observe collaborative leadership structures that are effective in enhancing educational outcomes and student and staff wellbeing.

  6. Bryan, Steve

    St Catherines College (Kilbirnie)

    Visit and work in a secondary school in Samoa offering services to support and understand leadership, administration, and teaching and learning. Travel to Dublin to engage in a programme at the Mercy International Centre.

  7. Clothier-Simmonds, Rachel

    Otamatea High School

    Research the concept of wellbeing for staff and students in the New Zealand and English education systems, by visiting schools in both countries to see how this is put into practice and their perceived success.

  8. Coughlan, Nick

    One Tree Hill College

    Research the transition of students from our contributing schools, with specific reference to Māori and Pasifika students. Visit all contributing schools and interview students, teachers and parents.

  9. Couillault, Vaughan

    Papatoetoe High School

    Explore modern ways, in particular digital solutions, of satisfying the reporting requirements of NAG 2 that allow for real-time, up-to-date achievement and progress reporting.

    Download: Full report (PDF 347 kB)

  10. Geerlofs, Rick

    Kaikorai Valley College

    Research innovative practices that are operating outside of the norm that we could modify to fit our school setting and better meet student academic and pastoral needs. Visit schools in New Zealand and overseas and attend a conference.

  11. Graham, Lindy

    Craighead Diocesan School

    Investigate what leadership practices, curriculum opportunities, and multi-faceted approaches promote student wellbeing, learning and achievement in New Zealand state-integrated (Anglican) schools.

  12. Gunn, Catherine

    Sacred Heart Girls' College (Ham)

    Research innovative schools that are redesigning modern pedagogy and curriculum experiences to prepare students for an ever-changing future.

  13. Hall, Steve

    Wakatipu High School

    Undertake the Leadership: An Evolving Vision course at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Connect theory and practice, and develop in a number of areas that are important for the leadership of our school.

  14. Hamill, Clive

    Melville High School

    Complete a Masters of Educational Leadership. Investigate an aspect of the challenge of stress on secondary principal performance and wellbeing in the Central North Island.

  15. Harris, Ngaire

    Hauraki Plains College

    Research and develop an organised framework for a future-focused curriculum that foregrounds and integrates real and relevant contexts, the development of curriculum content, and the 21st century capabilities and character strengths needed by our learners.

    Download: Full report (PDF 951 kB)

  16. Hill, Nic

    Christchurch Boys' High School

    Attend an executive leadership course and shadow high-performing leaders to reflect on and develop my own authentic leadership.

  17. Hogarty, Myles

    De La Salle College

    Investigate initiatives that schools in New Zealand and Great Britain are using to raise the educational outcomes of priority learners. Examine successful strategies these schools use to engage parents and families in their child's education.

  18. Keenan, Philip

    Stratford High School

    Investigate how we can engage students using a basis of Sport in Education, particularly for students who are at-risk of leaving school early, by visiting schools within New Zealand and Australia.

  19. Lomax, Tina

    Kingslea School

    Strengthen our response to the increasingly complex needs of our students. In particular, research strategies to facilitate learning for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and gaps in social and emotional skills.

  20. McGuinness, Paul

    Campion College

    Review literature on Innovative Learning Environments and their impact on student engagement.

  21. Morris, James

    Darfield High School

    Research the relationship between principals and boards of trustees by attending the Canada International Conference on Education and visiting schools.

  22. O'Shea, Gary

    Nelson College

    From teacher to manager: the role of the academic middle manager in secondary schools.

  23. Olsen, Paul

    St Kevins College (Oamaru)

    Investigate and evaluate successful strategies for enhancing agentic learning through reading, school visits, and reflection time.

  24. Pasley, Sandy

    Baradene College

    Research best practice in STEM education in schools in the USA and UK, and ways of enhancing oracy development in the UK.

  25. Paterson, Kathy

    Lincoln High School

    Review middle management structures and professional development opportunities for middle leaders in future-focused secondary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 790 kB)

  26. Potter, Maria

    Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt)

    Investigate the wellbeing of girls, in particular of Māori and Pasifika girls, and how to build personal resilience.

  27. Ropati, Iva

    Howick College

    Research how schools change or adapt school systems and structures to deliberately support the achievement of boys.

  28. Shaw, Tony

    Catholic Cathedral College

    Continue research into school improvement and raising outcomes for all students, including visiting Melbourne University to study and learn about professional learning communities.

  29. Solomon, Alec

    Tikipunga High School

    Research student wellbeing through a literature review, visiting schools and other institutions.

    Download: Full report (PDF 2 MB)

  30. Sumich, Luke

    Ormiston Junior College

    Research to help implement the next stage of curriculum delivery at Ormiston Junior College, with a two part focus: relationships and their impact on learning, and learning that crosses subjects (interdisciplinary).

  31. Tuhoro, Helen

    Tarawera High School

    Explore and visit future-focused learning spaces.

  32. Vanderlaan, Thomas

    Waiuku College

    Interview leaders, across-school teachers, in-school teachers and principals in five kāhui ako, and review published material.

  33. Walker, Tracy

    Waitaki Girls' High School

    Research how other schools are implementing competencies to build resilience in learning and develop a growth mindset in learners.

  34. Walsh, Patrick

    John Paul College

    Interview community of learning project leaders about best practice in relation to achievement challenges, self-review practices, accountability structures, and leadership styles.

    Download: Full report (PDF 341 kB)

  35. Watson, Greg

    Mt Roskill Grammar

    Participate in the National Coaching Symposium 2019 and visit secondary schools in the UK and Australia where coaching is developing middle leadership, and influencing teacher pedagogy and student engagement.