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Secondary award recipients 2012

  1. Barrie, Vicki

    Northcote College

    To study examples of whole school professional learning in secondary schools and how schools build and sustain capacity for professional learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 184 kB)

  2. Burns, Brenda

    Horowhenua College

    To develop a plan for Horowhenua College which provides further educational opportunities for youth in the community and encourages them to continue on in education.

  3. Campbell, Richard

    Paraparaumu College

    Look at alternative pathways for students in the senior school by visiting schools in NZ to observe how structures and programmes have been introduced to expand the options available to senior students.

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  4. Ching, Larry

    Waimea College

    What programmes do schools have in place that address the delivery of the curriculum though authentic learning opportunities and through ICT?

    Download: Full report (PDF 433 kB)

  5. Coddington, Carol

    St Dominic's College (Henderson)

    To strengthen middle management leadership practices to further enhance student achievement by attending a Harvard University leadership course, investigate the delivery of charism in Australian schools and read and reflect on key factors that will improve middle management leadership practices.

    Download: Full report (PDF 136 kB)

  6. Davidson, Julia

    Wellington Girls' College

    ERO – What actually happens in an ERO review and how can schools prepare for them better and make them more useful?

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  7. Fordyce, Stephen

    Ruawai College

    To investigate secondary school manifestations of "student voice" in giving effect to the New Zealand Curriculum, with a view to incorporating relevant strategies into pedagogical development at Ruawai College, in order to raise achievement for all by better engaging students' in their learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 364 kB)

  8. Gould, Peter

    Tauhara College

    To research effective teaching practice that will make a difference in schools similar to the decile 4-7 range in which Tauhara College sits, paying particular interest to relationship building, ICT in teaching and learning, literacy skills, teaching and learning styles and creating an effective learning environment.

  9. Hanton, Nigel

    Wanganui High School

    To investigate leadership practice and change management taking into account the key themes of Kiwi Leadership for Principals and the BES School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why to provide a New Zealand context.

  10. Haughton, Sally

    Wellington East Girls' College

    To explore the impact of student agency and community building enabled through organisation change in multicultural secondary education with a particular focus on success strategies related to a student agency, community engagement and enabling use of ICT in these contexts in Ontario, Canada.

    Download: Full report (PDF 142 kB)

  11. Hogue, John

    St Peter's College (Gore)

    To evaluate some of the structural curriculum and timetable frameworks that schools use to deliver programmes for students in secondary schools in New Zealand so as to inform next steps for St Peter's College developments in this area.

  12. Ingram, Brent

    Hagley Community College

    To investigate the ways to create meaningful learning opportunities with strong learning pathways for students, who are at risk of disengagement from learning, so they can successfully engage in learning.

  13. Kane, John

    Otaki College

    To assess the range of approaches taken by small NZ secondary schools to maintain a comprehensive curriculum in the senior school.

  14. Macleod, David

    Mahurangi College

    To investigate ways to create classrooms that promote deep learning and understanding, ways to effectively keep parents engaged in their teenage children’s education and to see what we can learn from the education system in Finland.

    Download: Full report (PDF 730 kB)

  15. McIntyre, Trevor

    Christchurch Boys' High School

    To improve capability and understanding of leadership in a crisis, and look at how changes in school structures can maximise the learning opportunities.

  16. McMenamin, Michael

    New Plymouth Boys' High School

    To improve educational outcomes for Māori students by investigating successful practices in North Island schools and to learn more about moving a school from a monocultural to a bicultural base.

    Download: Full report (PDF 330 kB)

  17. McSweeney, Kevin

    Central Southland College

    To investigate the processes rural secondary schools have in place to assist with the integration of students who transfer to the school during the year. Specifically those students who are transferred during the period around 1 June each year when farm ownership transfers typically occur.

  18. Mitai-Pehi, Dawn

    Rangitahi College

    To investigate what is deemed as 'good stories', 'effective principles', 'positive achievement' and the journey/s Māori principals take within these low decile schools to achieve positive outcomes. To gather outlines of Māori principals' work practices/ workload that enable this.

  19. O'Brien, Christine

    St Thomas of Canterbury College

    To explore the impact and value of implementing a restorative philosophy and practice in schools and associated youth areas, the impact of restorative approaches in community projects, and the interface between school and community.

    Download: Full report (PDF 123 kB)

  20. O'Sullivan, Kevin

    Timaru Boys' High School

    To observe best practice relating to two education initiatives that have been important for teaching and learning at Timaru Boys' High School: 'The RITE Journey' and 'Learning and Teaching Policy'.

  21. Parsons, Thomas

    Queen Charlotte College

    To undertake a comparative study of the UK based aspiring principal training and relate that to the New Zealand example, sharing collegiate knowledge, expertise, and strategies for the support and better retention of first-time principals.

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  22. Prendergast, Lisl

    Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt)

    To write a small book for the centenary celebrations at Sacred Heart College.

  23. Rooney, Christopher

    Liston College

    To strengthen leadership skills by attending an educational leadership programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Download: Full report (PDF 331 kB)

  24. Russell, John

    Naenae College

    To investigate key issues around strategies to improve engagement and learning outcomes for Māori and Pasifika students at Naenae College and nationally.

  25. Shea, Deidre

    Onehunga High School

    To investigate models of mentoring so that we might successfully develop a sustainable, bespoke mentoring programme at Onehunga High School.

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  26. Taffs, Bernard

    Kamo High School

    To explore how Phase 1 to 3 secondary schools have completed the five year Te Kotahitanga professional development programme in conjunction with Waikato University and embedded and sustained the reform in their schools.

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  27. Tailby, William

    Kaitaia College

    To visit schools in New Zealand that are part of the Ministry of Education's Trade Academy programme and schools in Phase 3 and 4 of Te Kotahitanga. To visit schools overseas to discuss lifting achievement. To spend time on professional reading and reflection.

  28. Walsh, Patrick

    John Paul College

    To determine best practice of mid-decile schools (5-8) in curriculum delivery and pastoral care.

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  29. Webster, Michael

    Mana College

    Conduct research into whether differential decile funding levels the playing field.

    Download: Full report (Word 327 kB)