Sabbatical reports added October 2018

Sabbatical reports published in October were: 

Secondary and area 

Student achievement 

How to enhance boys' education and achievement in a rural setting. 

Andrew Basher, Buller High School 

Practices that support the achievement of learners in secondary schools. 

Karen Russell, Northcote College 

Tertiary pathways 

Tertiary options in Southland for students with supported learning needs. 

Erin Cairns, Ruru Special School 

Student engagement 

Strategies for developing a culture of engagement with students. 

Andrew Savage, Wellington High School and Com Ed Centre 

Managing change 

Challenges that Catholic secondary schools in Australasia are facing. 

Kieran Stone, John Paul II High School 


High needs 

Early identification and intervention to support 0-5 year olds and their whānau. 

Chris Dibben, Tawhero School 

A self-control programme for students with complex and challenging behaviour. 

Janine Harrington, Halswell Residential College 

Digital learning 

Impact of implementing 1:1 devices at the school. 

Alan Derbidge, Otaki School 

Student transitions 

Successful transition to primary school and to secondary school. 

Mavis Glasgow, Buckland School 

Successful transition from rural schools to secondary school. 

Sue Harrison, St Patrick's School (Kaponga) 

How schools prepare and transition their year 8 students to secondary school. 

Liz Heatley, Sacred Heart School (Petone) 

Managing Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) 

Best practice in MAPA training, implementation, monitoring and record keeping. 

Shannon McDougall, Tokoiti School 

Reggio Emilia 

Impact of Reggio Emilia and play-based learning on learning and transition. 

Warwick Moyle, Kaharoa School 

How the Reggio Emilia approach contributes to early literacy development. 

Jane Wallis, Te Matauranga 

Davis Learning Strategies 

The impact of Davis Learning Strategies on students’ reading achievement. 

Annabelle Severinsen, Waihao Downs School 

Leadership in kāhui ako 

Leadership practices that build communication, trust, and collaboration. 

Mark Smith, Papakowhai School 

Success as Māori 

Engaging and raising the achievement of Māori boys. 

Hamish Stuart, Foxton Beach School 

Student wellbeing 

Using positive psychology principles to build wellbeing and resilience. 

Douglas White, Clyde School 

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