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Secondary award recipients 2010

  1. Ackroyd, Dawn

    St Oran's College

    To achieve professional refreshment by attending a conference and visiting other similar special character school with a focus on leadership and pedagogy, in particular building leadership capacity within students and staff.

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  2. Brokenshire, Ann

    Hillmorton High School

    Māori achieving success as Māori: institutional racism in our schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 187 kB)

  3. Burrough, Rob

    Linwood College

    Investigation into the range and effectiveness of career services offered to secondary students.

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  4. Corder, James

    Lytton High School

    To investigate successful initiatives being implemented in year 9-15 secondary schools that contribute significantly to student motivation, engagement and achievement and to consider how they could be applied at Lytton High School.

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  5. Cruden, John

    Opihi College

    To investigate the response of Virtual Learning Networks (VLNs) to the issues of funding and resourcing sustainability; to investigate how the VLNs have rolled out, if at all, the educational technologies as used by their on-line teachers to the "real" classes in their schools; to investigate the creation and benefits of cross-schools virtual departments.

  6. Daley, Paul

    Sancta Maria College

    Values in education and value-added education.

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  7. Faulkner, Ian

    Wesley College

    To investigate the application of special character education within a Methodist/Wesleyan context.

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  8. Foy, Timothy

    Huntly College

    To use the time to simply take stock of where I am now and find the most appropriate course of action for Huntly College moving forward. Visit several schools and institutions both overseas and within NZ to answer many of the questions I have.

    Download: Full report (PDF 126 kB)

  9. Grainger, Sheila

    Buller High School

    To prepare a conference paper, short publication or presentation on change management leading to improved student achievement and school culture in a New Zealand secondary school, based on my experiences at Buller High School.

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  10. Grinter, Chris

    Rotorua Boys' High School

    To investigate and examine the tension that exists between the role of the Principal as captured by the business leadership model of "Tomorrows Schools" and the educational leadership model as promoted by Professor Viviane Robinson and others. (Deferred to 2011).

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  11. Hart, Bruce

    Heretaunga College

    To complete the formal requirements of my Executor Hillary Leadership Programme for which I have a Woolf Fisher Scholarship; Using IT to support flexible school design and personalised learning opportunities.

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  12. Henley, Bruce

    Catholic Cathedral College

    To study the effects of learning a musical instrument on the academic achievement of students, particularly Pasifika and Māori students.

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  13. Hodge, David

    Rangitoto College

    To learn from top performing schools in New Zealand, Australia and the USA on how they measure performance across a range of school activities and the best practice in the use of ICT for teaching and learning and administration.

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  14. Holloway, Jane

    St Catherine's College (Kilbirnie)

    To study and research ways in which to connect parents, students and teachers through ICT by simplifying communication channels, in a non-labour intensive manner, thereby improving student outcomes by sharing data earlier and more often.

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  15. Hutchinson, Morag

    Green Bay High School

    Searching for the silver bullet: how to lift student achievement in the second phase of principalship.

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  16. Jackson, Michael

    Albany Junior High School

    A review of the literature and case studies that discuss and clearly identify barriers to data driven improvement models in schools. How those barriers may be overcome.

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  17. Jones, Grant

    Newlands College

    To look at what enables students at similar decile schools to perform better in NCEA by visiting selected decile 8-10 schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 141 kB)

  18. Jungerson, Susanne

    Porirua College

    To work in the Cannon's Creek educational catchment area to "look for the point at which it all goes right in schools." To examine in this small piece of research whether "teacher talk" has/d an impact on a student's academic self belief.

  19. Lucas, Murray

    Tawa College

    To explore ways in which secondary schools and their communities work in partnership to effect positive changes. To look at effective behaviour change programmes.

    Download: Full report (PDF 66 kB)

  20. Lynch, Mary

    Villa Maria College

    To teach/assist for 1 month in a school in Tonga. My report will contribute to the debate by the Ministry of Ed that New Zealand schools should improve the achievement of Pacific Island students.

  21. Miles, Anne

    McAuley High School

    To investigate how schools in low socio-economic areas in Britain identify students who are gifted and or talented. I will examine the programmess offered and investigate what aspects could be incorporated in my school.

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  22. Moses, Roger

    Wellington College

    The acceleration of able students in New Zealand secondary schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 192 kB)

  23. Packman, Janette

    Waimate High School

    To investigate restorative practices as a means of dealing with discipline and improving school culture by visiting schools in New Zealand and overseas.

  24. Watt, Stephen

    Kelston Boys' High School

    Attendance at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Boys' Schools Coalition, Haverford School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA; attendance at an appropriate Summer Institute Course delivered from the Principals' Centre, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; Kelson Boys' High School Specific projects.

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