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Primary award recipients 2008

  1. Ball, James

    Alfriston School

    More instructional leadership and less management. Practical examples for principals.

  2. Beaton, Trevor

    Cobham Intermediate

    What structural/organisational changes have some Australian schools implemented to meet the specific learning/development needs of 10–13 year-olds?

    Download: Full report (PDF 208 kB)

  3. Bowden, Megan

    Oteha Valley School

    Ways that principals of a newly established school in Auckland and Hamilton have developed and resourced their schools over the first two years.

  4. Bradley-Artis, Fiona

    Tauwhare School

    The diagnosing of dyslexia and the impact that will have on the classroom teacher.

    Download: Full report (PDF 162 kB)

  5. Bragg, Clark

    Mornington School

    What are the best approaches to classroom release time? What impact does this have on the culture of the school?

    Download: Full report (PDF 333 kB)

  6. Caulfield, Marian

    Dominion Road School

    Why are some beginning teachers not securing teaching positions?

    Download: Full report (PDF 486 kB)

  7. Chalmers, Neil

    Tua Marina School

    Research SFBT and its application in educational settings.

  8. Cubitt, John

    Pekerau School

    To research successful ways of engaging boys through boy-friendly teaching practices and in doing so raising boys.

  9. Dixon, Malcolm

    Frimley School

    To investigate and explore what is happening in formative leadership practice and formative teaching practice within New Zealand and overseas.

    Download: Full report (PDF 178 kB)

  10. Druery, Geoffrey

    Marshland School

    To collect data and analyse it in reading levels of students when they are withdrawn from Reading Recovery and one month later.

    Download: Full report (PDF 56 kB)

  11. Ellis, Paul

    Newfield Park School

    Explore the impact that the investments in excellence programme has on developing successful schools in the UK.

    Download: Full report (PDF 232 kB)

  12. Fleming, Alan

    St Francis de Sales School (Island Bay)

    To further my knowledge of transformational leadership and visit schools in Massa Lubrense, Italy, with a view to establishing a school-to-school relationship with St Francis de Sales school.

  13. Fletcher, Alastair

    Chaucer School

    Some strategies principals are using to support teachers with autistic spectrum disorder children and other individual learners included in their classes.

    Download: Full report (PDF 98 kB)

  14. Goulstone, Roger

    Valley School

    To complete personal development goals including school visits.

    Download: Full report (PDF 128 kB)

  15. Haines, Sheryl

    Hukerenui School (years 1 to 8)

    To explore and compare international trends in technology which will assist us to refine our technological practices and improve the teaching and assessment of technology at our centre.

    Download: Full report (PDF 4 MB)

  16. Hayward, Jeff

    Waimata Valley School

     To study the governance and management of small school on the East Coast (NI). and study similar comparative study of small schools in Australia.

    Download: Full report (PDF 166 kB)

  17. Johnson, Anne

    Fairfield Primary School

    Innovative programs and practices that support student achievement in decile 1–2 schools.

  18. Kelly, Fintan

    Waikowhai School

    Practical strategies and practices to transform learning. The focus is to review strategies and practices that schools use to support/enhance student/teacher/community learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 30 kB)

  19. Limbrick, Richard

    Arahoe School

    To investigate ways in which primary schools currently manage a personalised learning approach within the context of traditional organisational structures.

  20. Magner, Christopher

    Ellerslie School

    Leadership and the quest for continuous improvement. Assessment related to raising student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 123 kB)

  21. Manley, Grant

    Royal Oak School

    Emotional intelligence and academic achievement: What relevance and implications does this psychological construct called emotional intelligence have for education in New Zealand?

    Download: Full report (PDF 88 kB)

  22. Marshall, Allan

    Broomfield School

    Alternative ways of teaching dyslexic children.

    Download: Full report (PDF 122 kB)

  23. Martin, Craig

    Auckland Point School

    To seek out and video exemplary literacy teaching in senior primary classrooms and create a short documentary film for teachers/schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 92 kB)

  24. Martin, Doreen

    Riverina School

    The levels of expectation for achievement in written language, particularly in decile 3–4 schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 92 kB)

  25. McMillan, Allen

    Taradale School

    Developing and sustaining an Active Schools culture.

  26. Morgan, Judy

    Papakura Normal School

    To investigate effective advice and guidance for beginning teachers in South Auckland schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 774 kB)

  27. Opie, Geoff

    Otumoetai School

    To investigate networked learning communities.

    Download: Full report (PDF 3 MB)

  28. Potaka, Paul

    Nelson Central School

    Improving perception and performance of principal leadership through conversation, observation and educational research.

    Download: Full report (PDF 266 kB)

  29. Pullar, Noelene

    Tarras School

    How small schools can work collaboratively to improve student achievement in their schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 40 kB)

  30. Scanlan, Ted

    Titahi Bay School

    Look at professional development models used in classes to improve teacher practice and raise student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 192 kB)

  31. Smith, Fraser

    Oturu School

    To complete some draft writing of high local interest, designed to enthuse low-decile students, especially boys and Māori students, and to field test this writing in a number of primary schools in the far north.

    Download: Full report (PDF 57 kB)

  32. Stedman, Grant

    Opawa School

    Applying restorative justice principles to primary school practice to enhance relationships and facilitate deeper personalised learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 23 kB)

  33. Stevens, Vernon

    Selwyn Park School

    Visit schools who have taken up the Active Schools programme, to gauge the effectiveness of this programme.

    Download: Full report (PDF 108 kB)

  34. Sumich, Luke

    Summerland Primary

    To explore the potential for recruitment of suitable male teachers.

    Download: Full report (PDF 62 kB)

  35. Turner, Julie

    Pakiri School

    How successful is the inquiry method of teaching and learning in the preparation of students for learning in the future?

    Download: Full report (PDF 66 kB)

  36. Vickerstaff, Nathan

    Paparoa School

    To research the restorative justice approach to behaviour management in schools.

  37. Webby, Bruce John

    Henry Hill School

    To look at life skills programmes and critique them.

    Download: Full report (PDF 73 kB)

  38. Whyte, Terry

    St Joseph's School (Temuka)

    To investigate the impact of new strategies/initiatives selected schools have implemented or are implementing to meet the requirement of the NAG 5 change.

    Download: Full report (PDF 112 kB)

  39. Wilson, Nigel

    Kaikorai School

    To research methods used and implications to implement the Minister's focus on personalised learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 978 kB)

  40. Win, Kevin

    Papakowhai School

    To investigate the role played by the friend of the school during an ERO review.

    Download: Full report (PDF 201 kB)