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Primary award recipients 2007

  1. Atkinson, Lyn

    Ilam School

    How do exemplary principals manage and sustain change in order to enhance student learning outcomes?

    Download: Full report (PDF 121 kB)

  2. Bacon, Michelle

    Rutherford Primary School

    Investigation into contemporary libraries and information centres.

    Download: Full report (PDF 158 kB)

  3. Barker, Bill

    Grey Lynn School

    The likely impact of proposed curriculum changes on Grey Lynn School’s future.

    Download: Full report (PDF 55 kB)

  4. Baty, Spencer

    Tapu School

    Rural and urban schools with rolls less than a hundred and how they are managing a variety of common issues.

    Download: Full report (PDF 64 kB)

  5. Bioletti, Nigel

    Birkenhead Primary School

    A brief look at how we can best involve children in reporting their progress and development to their parents; and a look at some of the developments in ICTs which may assist this process, and/or make it even more worthwhile.

    Download: Full report (PDF 105 kB)

  6. Bokser, Lloyd

    Fenwick Primary School

    Do EDIs achieve what the Ministry of Education believe they should?

    Download: Full report (PDF 68 kB)

  7. Canute, Trevor

    Papaptoetoe West School

    The transition of Fijian Indian children into Papatoetoe schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 215 kB)

  8. Clarke, Richard

    Vardon School

    Through principal and leadership team leadership, what current practices at Vardon School enhance teacher performance and impact on raising student achievement? What further practices may we introduce that are likely to improve the quality of learning and teaching?

    Download: Full report (PDF 38 kB)

  9. Crickmer, David

    Bruce McLaren Intermediate School

    Student success: how teacher mentoring can assist in the development of a quality teacher for the classroom.

    Download: Full report (PDF 201 kB)

  10. Croft, Donovan

    Kohukohu Primary School

    Mandatory curriculum testing, assessment and reporting in primary schools: three international case studies.

    Download: Full report (PDF 1 MB)

  11. Daly, Kathleen

    Our Lady of the Rosary School

    Effective use of the school library in supporting information literacy development.

    Download: Full report (PDF 48 kB)

  12. Davidson, Colin

    Tikipunga Primary School

    How are schools dealing with the overcrowded curriculum, and to what extent is inquiry learning being emphasised?

    Download: Full report (PDF 30 kB)

  13. Dixon, Judy

    Frankton Primary School

    To investigate the Virtues Project as developed by Linda Kavelin Popov, Dan Popov and John Kavelin.

    Download: Full report (PDF 78 kB)

  14. Dromgool, Jacqueline

    Holy Cross School

    Literacy professional development.

    Download: Full report (PDF 61 kB)

  15. Eagles, Judy

    Maungatapere School

    Determining the success of personal development skills programmes in primary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 122 kB)

  16. Faire, John

    Mt Eden Normal Primary School

    E-learning in programmes of inquiry: It’s not what you use, but how you use it...and knowing how it uses you!

    Download: Full report (PDF 313 kB)

  17. Farrington, Jackie

    Rowandale Primary School

    To discuss the programmes offered, and explore available research on family literacy programmes in three overseas centres.

    Download: Full report (PDF 73 kB)

  18. Forsyth, Allan

    Manaia Primary School

    Education Development Initiative – Information Literacy in Schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 43 kB)

  19. Fox, Ian

    Bucklands Beach Intermediate School

    E-Portfolios – a personal space for learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 501 kB)

  20. Francis, Virginia

    Plateau School

    A thinking school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 35 kB)

  21. Gill, Paul

    Gleniti Primary School

    Motivating students to read using a designated educational support programme (Lexile Reading Programme).

    Download: Full report (PDF 304 kB)

  22. Gullery, Chris

    Kaitoke School

    An investigation to identify the most effective teaching practices and organisational strategies used to accelerate learning outcomes for Gifted and Talented students in Wanganui District schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 60 kB)

  23. Hampton, Heather

    Nga Iwi School

    A study of principal appraisal.

    Download: Full report (PDF 47 kB)

  24. Hansen, Peter

    Kereru School

    Investigation into reasons for the success of 15-year-old Finnish students in the reading section of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests in 2003.

    Download: Full report (PDF 300 kB)

  25. Hawker, John

    Ashgrove School

    Engaging students in life-long learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 641 kB)

  26. Hickey, Patricia

    St Gerard’s Primary School

    To investigate the use of Labview software in ROBOLAB to build programmes of work for students in years 6–8 and research educational outcomes from the use of Labview.

    Download: Full report (PDF 61 kB)

  27. Holland, Gina

    North New Brighton School

    Engaging boys through boy-friendly teaching and learning practices/ strategies.

    Download: Full report (PDF 323 kB)

  28. Innis, Judy

    Te Papapa School

    Thinking: Critical for learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 73 kB)

  29. Johnson, Neville

    Matakana Primary School

    A question-and-answer session for New Zealand principals on how the new draft curriculum might be implemented.

    Download: Full report (PDF 79 kB)

  30. Keohane, Lynne

    Anchorage Park School

    Improving the transition of Anchorage Park students to intermediate school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 115 kB)

  31. Kirkbride, Lois

    Favona Primary School

    Classroom release study.

    Download: Full report (PDF 288 kB)

  32. Knight, Kevin

    Riverview Primary School

    Transition to primary school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 71 kB)

  33. Mackle, Greg

    Gisborne Boys’ High School

    Visiting overseas schools to look at management structures, compulsory parts of the curriculum, programmes for careers/transition, and support for students in literacy and health.

    Download: Full report (PDF 151 kB)

  34. Maihi, Shirley

    Finlayson Park School

    Bilingual education.

    Download: Full report (PDF 61 kB)

  35. Major, Nick

    Beckenham School

    Developing a school-based integrated curriculum that is relevant to, and engaging for, learners.

    Download: Full report (PDF 359 kB)

  36. McDonald, Graham

    Fairfield School

    Peer principal appraisal.

    Download: Full report (PDF 41 kB)

  37. McKenzie, Keith

    Invercargill Middle School

    A principals’ guide to transitioning pre-schoolers with special needs into primary school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 165 kB)

  38. McLachlan, Sue

    Mountain View School

    Developing a quality learning environment.

    Download: Full report (PDF 4 MB)

  39. McLeay, Judy

    Emmanuel Christian School

    Gifted and talented.

    Download: Full report (PDF 16 kB)

  40. McMurray, Karen

    Randwick Park School


    Download: Full report (PDF 25 kB)

  41. McWhinnie, David

    Anderson’s Bay School

    To investigate how principals provide effective staff professional development to enhance teaching and learning in their schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 76 kB)

  42. Moss, Gary

    Jean Batten School

    To investigate performance management systems for appraising teachers in schools and their Impact on teaching and learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 56 kB)

  43. Nees, Paul

    Rangikura School

    Schools and their ERO recommendations: A study of six Wellington area schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 114 kB)

  44. Newton, Maxine

    Whangamarino School

    To establish a school collection of historic and irreplaceable images for the benefit of students and the local community.

    Download: Full report (PDF 17 kB)

  45. Offord, Colin

    Levin School

    What boys choose to read.

    Download: Full report (PDF 266 kB)

  46. Paterson, Diane

    Myross Bush School

    Attendance at Pacific Institute For Educational Leadership Course in Fiji facilitated by Dr Eileen Piggott-Irvine and Dr Carol Cardno. Investigation of how to effectively build and manage successful teams within schools and across schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 57 kB)

  47. Pearson, Hoana

    Newton Central School

    Leadership, diversity, culture, and change.

    Download: Full report (PDF 682 kB)

  48. Petrie, Kevin

    Hamilton SDA Primary School

    Bullying in Schools.

    Download: Full report (PowerPoint 725 kB)

  49. Powell, Ros

    Somerset Crescent School

    Transitioning 5-year-olds to school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 58 kB)

  50. Robertson, Bruce

    Arthur Street School

    I.C.T. application and use in schools in New Zealand and beyond.

    Download: Full report (PDF 74 kB)

  51. Robertson, Jan

    Waiau Pa School

    Student achievement through portfolios for learning; and year 7 and 8 students in a full primary.

    Download: Full report (PDF 101 kB)

  52. Robinson, Brian

    Apanui School

    Written language of selected schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 99 kB)

  53. Scarlett, Gillian

    Omakere School

    Localisation and globalisation in education.

    Download: Full report (PDF 47 kB)

  54. Schollum, John

    Havelock North Intermediate School

    Using the schooling strategy as a framework for significantly improving opportunities and outcomes for students across the middle years of schooling (years 7 to 10) regardless of school structure.

    Download: Full report (PDF 553 kB)

  55. Shroff, Neil

    Point View School

    The ‘generalist’ versus the ‘specialist’ in the teaching of the performing arts in primary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 48 kB)

  56. Straker, Alan

    Whitney Street School

    Marlborough Quality Schools’ Project – review and reflection.

    Download: Full report (PDF 76 kB)

  57. Straw, Phil

    Tokoroa Intermediate School

    What constitutes ICT best practice in schools that positively enhances student learning? How do schools engage plans that enable them to sustain best practice in ICT? (physical and human resources).

    Download: Full report (PDF 155 kB)

  58. Thompson, Brian

    Central New Brighton School

    Strengthening family involvement in low decile schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 82 kB)

  59. Tilyard, Mike

    Tairua Primary School

    Assessment in literacy: a comparative report.

    Download: Full report (PDF 96 kB)

  60. Williamson, Keith

    Clifton Terrace School

    Investigate the use, capacity and infrastructure of schools’ spelling curriculum plans as inherent in the development of literacy.

    Download: Full report (PDF 59 kB)