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Secondary award recipients 2008

  1. Abraham, Maurie

    Opotiki College

    Overview: To investigate innovative curriculum design and delivery to match the new curriculum.

    Download: Full report (PDF 90 kB)

  2. Adams, William

    Havelock North High School

    To view in primary and secondary schools, in NZ and South Australia, best practice in the teaching, assessment and reporting of key competencies with particular reference to thinking skills.

    Download: Full report (PDF 109 kB)

  3. Armstrong, Rose

    Pompallier Catholic College

    To investigate and explore strategies used by secondary schools to increase usage of student-centred learning practices (SCL).

  4. Baldwin, Ian

    Southland Boys' High School

    An investigation into the common factors in current Ministry led or supported professional development initiatives that lead to improved teacher effectiveness and subsequent changes in achievement, particularly for Māori and Pacific Island students.

  5. Benton, Ted

    Glenfield College

    To investigate best practice strategies for improving student engagement in school and achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 49 kB)

  6. Bovaird, Stephen

    Lynfield College

    To understand the current research and practice into ‘what works in schools’ and the role of principal leadership in successful schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 957 kB)

  7. Burns, Brenda

    Horowhenua College

    Investigation of different models of year 9–15 education which possibly extend beyond the boundaries of the current secondary school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 267 kB)

  8. Campbell, Richard

    Paraparaumu College

    Examine how ICT is being integrated into teaching and learning programmes a look at the Australian and UK experiences.

    Download: Full report (PDF 2 MB)

  9. Candasamy, Saty

    Taita College

    Investigate Te Kotahitanga and visit schools where this is being applied.

  10. Collett, Terry

    Mt Maunganui College

    To investigate aspects of curriculum design, school leadership and facilities in NZ, Australasia, USA and UK.

    Download: Full report (PDF 168 kB)

  11. Dale, Jim

    Sacred Heart College

    Best practice in boys education and improving school-wide (Auckland) pedagogy.

    Download: Full report (PDF 3 MB)

  12. Deady, Kathleen

    Carmel College

    To investigate Pacific student learning styles including visit to Samoa.

    Download: Full report (PDF 4 MB)

  13. Devine, Bruce

    Bay of Islands College

    To study elements that have led to rapid educational improvements of indigenous peoples in multicultural environments.

  14. Donald, Colin

    Kings High School (Dunedin)

    To investigate the avenues for successful transition into tertiary education opportunities in NZ and Germany.

  15. Driller, Colin

    Te Kauwhata College

    To investigate curriculum integration at the year 7–10 level in year 7–15 schools.

  16. Fava, Peter

    St Bernard's College

    Interactive ICT exploration during visit to UK.

    Download: Full report (PDF 159 kB)

  17. Fordyce, Stephen

    Ruawai College

    To identify best practice strategies integral to successful small rural secondary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 179 kB)

  18. Fouhy, Kieran

    St Peter's College (Epsom)

    Research into boys education best practice; reporting to parents and special character programme.

  19. Friend, Derek

    Mountainview High School

    To liaise with other schools in the Creating a Magnificent School programme and report on the impact that their involvement has had on the culture of those schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 91 kB)

  20. Grant, John

    Kaipara College

    To investigate course design and curriculum pathways for students of middle ability in the USA.

    Download: Full report (PDF 2 MB)

  21. Heyes, John

    Mangere College

    To enhance personal knowledge of the coaching and mentoring of secondary teachers.

    Download: Full report (PDF 273 kB)

  22. Inger, John

    Morrinsville College

    To observe and investigate strategies being implemented in some leading English secondary schools to provide personalised learning for students within a modern ICT-rich environment.

    Download: Full report (PDF 78 kB)

  23. Johnson, Monica

    Marist College

    Schooling in Samoa: a case study.

    Download: Full report (PDF 320 kB)

  24. Laing, Lindsay

    Tokomairiro High School

    Restorative justice – is this an appropriate behaviour management model for the 21st century school and learner?

  25. Mahoney, Philip

    St Patrick's College

    To pursue issues about the education of boys and leadership of a (Silverstream) boys school (USA).

  26. McCann, Graeme

    Rosehill College

    To investigate the implications of having no low-stream classes or homeroom classes in a large decile 7 secondary school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 172 kB)

  27. McCreery, Philip

    Cambridge High School

    To investigate developments in curriculum aimed at improving student engagement.

  28. McGuinness, Paul

    Campion College

    To review the literature on examples of best practice in personalising learning and application to a NZ secondary school.

  29. McIntyre, Bruce

    Manawatu College

    To share good practice with some other small rural NZ secondary schools.

  30. Menzies, Roger

    Feilding High School

    To investigate leadership and management models which enhance teaching and learning outcomes – a collaborative exercise with Wanganui High School.

    Download: Full report (PDF 156 kB)

  31. Moore, Louise

    Glendowie College

    Distributed leadership as a means to preparing the school for the future.

    Download: Full report (PDF 50 kB)

  32. O'Connell, Brian

    Whangaparaoa College

    To investigate the integration of thinking and IT into a whole school development within a 21st century learning environment.

  33. Romana, Harry

    Mairehau High School

    Attend an overseas conference on research about ‘towards the advancement of learning’.

  34. Ropati, Iva

    Penrose High School

    To investigate how secondary schools engage their Pasifica students in teaching and learning.

  35. Scott, Chris

    Makoura College

    Issues facing smaller secondary schools in New Zealand.

    Download: Full report (PDF 103 kB)

  36. Smith, Rex

    Motueka High School

    To investigate and to develop a greater understanding of the ways in which restorative practices are being used in secondary schools.

  37. Stead, Anne

    Mangakahia Area School and He Mataariki School

    Area school education in Taitokerau.

    Download: Full report (PDF 121 kB)

  38. Sturch, Robert

    Hastings Boys' High School

    A comparative analysis of the teacher induction programmes and mentoring of first and second year teachers between UK and NZ.

  39. Verrall, William

    Fiordland College

    To investigate reporting procedures within the wider goals of the organisation.

    Download: Full report (PDF 136 kB)

  40. Williams, Michael

    Aorere College

    To research effective teacher development programmes.

    Download: Full report (PDF 131 kB)