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Secondary award recipients 2007

  1. Addington, Chris

    Cromwell College

    An examination of various practices in secondary schools in the areas of careers, transition, and vocational education.

    Download: Full report (PDF 49 kB)

  2. Baker, Paul

    Waitaki Boys' High School

    Understanding the gender gap.

    Download: Full report (PDF 2 MB)

  3. Blucher, Robert

    Forest View High School

    A closer look at the Croatian education system and ideas that may be useful for New Zealand.

    Download: Full report (PDF 831 kB)

  4. Browne, Steve

    Waiopehu College

    A study of qualifications available to senior secondary school students in a sample of OECD countries.

    Download: Full report (PDF 85 kB)

  5. Burch, Sylvia

    Hutt Valley High School

    Observation of educational issues in the UK and US; school organisation and student management in large schools; discussing educational issues with an academic, and related reading.

    Download: Full report (PDF 18 kB)

  6. Burrough, Rob

    Linwood College

    The Privatisation of the State Education Sector or Reducing Disparities? A Study of the Academy Initiative, England.

    Download: Full report (PDF 66 kB)

  7. Ching, Larry

    Waimea College

    What are the ways in which schools in other parts of the world are addressing two issues: a) Education for Enterprise and b) raising student achievement?

    Download: Full report (PDF 88 kB)

  8. Cleary, Mark

    William Colenso College

    To gain a deeper understanding of ‘The Motivated School’ approach and assess if it is suitable for using as a student engagement tool that would supplement anti-bullying approaches particularly in the middle years (7–10).

    Download: Full report (PDF 143 kB)

  9. Coddington, Carol

    St Dominic’s College

    As a college, how do we make the best of the middle school years in light of the new schooling strategy and draft curriculum?

    Download: Full report (PDF 59 kB)

  10. Cook, Mary

    St Mary’s College

    The role of the principal in maintaining the special character of a religious order school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 71 kB)

  11. Cowan, Linda

    Waitaki Girls’ High School

    Does positive school spirit allow students to engage more positively in learning and achieve greater success?

    Download: Full report (PDF 70 kB)

  12. Cowens, Pauline

    Tauranga Girls’ College

    The role of the board of trustees vis-a-vis the role of the principal in self-governing secondary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 64 kB)

  13. Davidson, Julia

    Aotea College

    Gifted and talented programmes in low decile schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 117 kB)

  14. Dimery, Bill

    Howick College

    Are we on the right path and how can we do even better?

    Download: Full report (PDF 51 kB)

  15. Dixon, Wayne

    South Otago High School

    Boys’ Education in co-educational schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 54 kB)

  16. Douglas, David

    Te Aroha College

    Report to CoroNET principals and the Ministry of Education on selected aspects of information computer technology in CoroNET schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 138 kB)

  17. Duffy, Grahame

    Hutt International Boys’ School

    Latest developments in boys education; what environmental factors create success in boys’ education; to observe good practice.

    Download: Full report (PDF 220 kB)

  18. Fox, Linda

    Kelston Girls’ High School

    Report on the 2005 Knowledge Partnership conference: “Standing out in the Crowd: Managing Reputation and Marketing”.

    Download: Full report (PDF 43 kB)

  19. Gargiulo, Salvatore

    Nelson College

    The performance of boys.

    Download: Full report (PDF 569 kB)

  20. Gattung, Angela

    Inglewood High School

    a) Mentoring/coaching programmes for teachers; b) restorative justice programmes for students.

    Download: Full report (PDF 132 kB)

  21. Harris, Ngaire

    Hauraki Plains College

    Implementing the revised curriculum: issues and implications for leadership and learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 529 kB)

  22. Harrison, Alan

    Hillview Christian School

    Careers interviews; school transition at year 11; school visits; common characteristics of outstanding teachers.

    Download: Full report (PDF 410 kB)

  23. Hoetawa, Carmel

    Kowhai Special School and Resource Centre

    Investigation of two evidence-based programmes in international and New Zealand Special Education settings.

    Download: Full report (PDF 67 kB)

  24. Howison, Paul

    Stratford High School

    To study a variety of business administration and management techniques in order to apply them in a secondary school environment.

    Download: Full report (PDF 55 kB)

  25. Jarratt, Graeme

    Rongotai College

    To investigate and report on future directions for single sex multi-cultural boys’ secondary schools in New Zealand.

    Download: Full report (PDF 27 kB)

  26. Kelly, Prue

    Wellington High School

    What changes can secondary schools make to meet the demands for personalised learning?

    Download: Full report (PDF 261 kB)

  27. Kirk, Al

    Whangarei Boy’s High School

    What is meant by ‘best practice’? What ‘best practices’ are currently occurring in NZ schools, and what do they mean for my school?

    Download: Full report (PDF 31 kB)

  28. Leggat, Peter

    Katikati College

    The use of ICT as a teaching and learning tool.

    Download: Full report (PDF 30 kB)

  29. Leighton, Christine

    St. Hilda’s Collegiate School


    Download: Full report (PDF 558 kB)

  30. Locke, John

    Alfriston College

    Building for the future: new and changing secondary schools in New Zealand.

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  31. Marra, Denys

    St Paul’s College

    To examine the property quality of buildings plus the property quality of building maintenance of St Paul’s College, Ponsonby, in comparison with a wide selection of New Zealand colleges.

    Download: Full report (PDF 182 kB)

  32. McKinnon, Ian

    Pukekohe High School

    PDPC personal plan.

    Download: Full report (PDF 36 kB)

  33. Mill, Rob

    Wainuiomata High School

    Effective teacher professional learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 89 kB)

  34. Morris, John

    Auckland Grammar School

    Visits to three overseas boys schools and a US conference focused on boys education.

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  35. Norrie, Stephanie

    Long Bay College

    Various professional activities.

    Download: Full report (PDF 83 kB)

  36. Prosser, Digby

    Asburton College

    To visit similar types of NZ schools to ascertain the extent to which they were offering opportunities to their students and thus form a better appraisal of the needs, and developments required, at my own school.

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  37. Randell, Dave

    Otumoetai College

    World Gifted and Talented conference; the German education system.

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  38. Rapson, Ken

    Mount Roskill Grammar School

    To investigate the way schools manage personnel.

    Download: Full report (PDF 27 kB)

  39. Rooney, Christopher

    Liston College

    To visit schools in Toronto to identify methods to improve boys’ achievement, especially in multicultural environments.

    Download: Full report (PDF 157 kB)

  40. Rosanowski, Alison J

    Darfield High School

    This sabbatical study programme encompassed two strands: the use of Formative Assessment or Assessment for Learning to improve student learning outcomes, and the use of the Value-added programme, especially MidYis and Yellis, from the Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre (CEM Centre) of the Universities of Durham and Canterbury, to raise student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 614 kB)

  41. Russell, Brent

    St Kevin’s College

    ICT – Strategies for cross-curricular implementation; Transition issues – How can schools smooth the path for students transitioning from primary to secondary schools? Special character – To examine effective strategies for implementing initiatives developed in the Edmund Rice tradition.

    Download: Full report (PDF 39 kB)

  42. Schollum, Brendan

    Aquinas College

    Extending gifted and talented students – USA experiences.

    Download: Full report (PDF 46 kB)

  43. Shevland, Kate

    Orewa College

    The use of ICT across the conventional curriculum to enhance student learning; and developing sustainable professional learning communities across different learning areas in a middle school environment.

    Download: Full report (PDF 49 kB)

  44. Sneddon, Lynn

    Whangarei Girls’ High School

    Research into the Catering for Gifted and Talented Secondary School Students in England.

    Download: Full report (PDF 122 kB)

  45. Thornton, Richard

    Manurewa High School

    Establish a sister city school in India; research the “Pathfinder” work experience initiative in the UK; attend professional development conferences.

    Download: Full report (PDF 811 kB)

  46. Tribe, Michael

    Dannevirke High School

    The delivery of professional development: in-house or outside providers?

    Download: Full report (PDF 114 kB)

  47. Tuck, Grey

    Kuranui College

    To investigate the use of online learning in overseas settings as a comparison with the current reality in New Zealand secondary schools. To investigate the structure of the timetabled day as a means to improve learning outcomes for students.

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  48. Turnbull, Dave

    Cashmere High School

    Attendance at the American National Association of Secondary School Principals 90th Annual Convention and Exposition.

    Download: Full report (PDF 34 kB)

  49. Walker, Andy

    Aurora College

    How can schools become more student-centred to personalise and enrich learning experiences for students?

    Download: Full report (PDF 957 kB)

  50. Wood, Johanna

    Queen Elizabeth College

    1. Data analysis and how to use data effectively in leading a learning school. 2. International conference and school visits in Chicago.

    Download: Full report (PDF 56 kB)