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Secondary award recipients 2013

  1. Aitken, Grant

    Paeroa College

    To investigate the future of learning and the implications this might have for school systems, classroom practice and student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 149 kB)

  2. Betty, Christopher

    Tuakau College

    Examine various principals' use of and competence in te Reo Maori and any effects this has on Maori student achievement.

  3. Bovaird, Stephen

    Lynfield College

    Investigate how to implement an individual computer device programme (1:1 device).

    Download: Full report (PDF 3 MB)

  4. Corkery, Michael

    John McGlashan College

    To research and explore the nature of inspiring leadership, particularly within the context and culture of boys' secondary schools; and to research the coaching paradigm and consider the extent to which it might contribute to effective professional development for current and emerging educational leaders.

  5. De Castro, Beryl

    Tararua College

    Investigate schools running successful academies in order to enhance engagement of students, retention of senior students and connections with community at Tararua College.

  6. Fava, Peter

    St Bernard's College

    To study a) student behaviour management, b) Catholic life and culture.

    Download: Full report (PDF 176 kB)

  7. Gellen, Jennifer

    Waitara High School

    An investigation into how well Waitara High School is preparing students for university and what are other secondary schools are doing to lift the tail.

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  8. Hanton, Nigel

    Wellington High School & Com Ed Centre

    To investigate some areas of school-based best practice in leadership 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 in order to provide a New Zealand context.

  9. Harris, Ngaire

    Hauraki Plains College

    To develop a deeper understanding around the issues and strategies for building student-centered leadership capability within a school community.

    Download: Full report (PDF 787 kB)

  10. Heyes, John

    Mangere College

    Gain knowledge in developments in mentoring, especially academic counselling of students and advice and guidance for graduate teachers following non-standard pathways. Secondly, gain understanding on how the Teach First programme is working in schools in England and/or Australia.

    Download: Full report (PDF 225 kB)

  11. Impey, Susan

    Alfriston College

    To research Studio Schools' approach to curriculum delivery and the CREATE skills framework on which their curriculum is based.

  12. Jackways, Maurice

    Ormiston Senior College

    How sustainable is the philosophy of personalised learning and the commitment to student responsibility on both the staff and students in a senior secondary school? how might this impact student achievement?

  13. Johnson, Monica

    Marist College

    Authentic Catholic education in the Marist Tradition - how this is reflected in the practices, policies and procedures.

    Download: Full report (PDF 107 kB)

  14. Jones, Mark

    Mackenzie College

    Research the contribution of defined Cognitive Acceleration based thinking skills programmes to student achievement at secondary level.

  15. Joyce, Annette

    Rotorua Girls' High School

    Analyse a decade at Rotorua Girl's High School to raise student achievement, particularly Māori achievement, by investigating a number of initiatives undertaken by the school.

  16. Kane, Anthony

    Kapiti College

    To look at initiatives in similar medium sized secondary schols to motivate students in minority groups. To study approaches to academies in secondary schools.

  17. Kidd, Gavin

    Ellesmere College

    To investigate strategies to enhance the professional learning and growth of teaching staff and myself, in order to further improve student learning and achievement

  18. Mackle, Greg

    Gisborne Boys' High School

    To investigate the senior Leadership programme; 'ylead'. To investigate professional learning focused on enhancing teacher/curriculum/school student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 197 kB)

  19. Mangan, Robert

    Tauranga Boys' College

    Undertake an investigation into the role that rites of passage, rituals and traditions play in engaging boys in their schools.

    Download: Full report (PDF 176 kB)

  20. McGuinness, Paul

    Campion College

    Review literature on personalising learning for students, focusing on project-based, real-world experiences; and develop a model to be used by a secondary school.

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  21. Menzies, Roger

    Feilding High School

    Research a number of issues that could have a positive impact on the achievement of students at Feilding High School.

    Download: Full report (PDF 154 kB)

  22. Moore, Gary

    Rutherford College

    Investigate current coaching and mentoring models in the New Zealand educational setting to engage family and whānau with schools.

  23. O'Shea, Gary

    Nelson College

    Analyse school infrastructures and programmes in NZ and Victoria that promote and reinforce a culture of positive, open and supportive relationships between teachers and students.

    Download: Full report (PDF 282 kB)

  24. Ofner, Sheryll

    Selwyn College

    Revitalise personal leadership vision and practice; research best practice in overseas secondary schools that have succeeded in winning community confidence where student achievement has been lifted.

    Download: Full report (PDF 144 kB)

  25. Olsen, Paul

    St Kevins College (Oamaru)

    To investigate and observe initiatives aimed at increasing student engagement and achievement and to deepen personal understanding of education in the Edmund Rice tradition.

    Download: Full report (PDF 415 kB)

  26. Petherick, Barry

    Waiopehu College

    Investigate specific academic programmes and pastoral support systems that positively influence educational outcomes for Pasifika students.

    Download: Full report (PDF 115 kB)

  27. Ropati, Iva

    Howick College

    Explore the relevance of sport and PE in lifting student achievement and raising standards.

    Download: Full report (PDF 689 kB)

  28. Russell, Colin

    Dunstan High School

    To investigate best-practice strategies for improving student motivation, engagement and achievement; and to take part in a Principals' Overseas Study Tour to Australia.

    Download: Full report (PDF 1 MB)

  29. Sawaya, Rosaleen

    Sacred Heart Girls' College (New Plymouth)

    Enhance professional learning to make a positive impact on the school community in terms of reporting and personalised learning plans, exploring academic mentoring of students.

  30. Shanahan, Mark

    Waitakere College

    Strategies for schools to improve retention and academic achievement for Māori and Pasifika students.

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  31. Shevland, Kate

    Orewa College

    Technology enabled programmes in Victoria and New South Wales.

    Download: Full report (PDF 154 kB)

  32. Swindells, Neal

    St John's College (Hastings)

    Research into improving teacher performance by looking at difference models of teacher coaching and appraisals. Look at how effective teacher portfolios are in developing reflective teachers and in improving teacher performance.

  33. Vanderlaan, Thomas

    Waiuku College

    Visits schools who have been involved in the Te Kotahitanga programme for 5 years or more to look at: development of middle managers as learning leaders, particularly in improving practice in relation to the Effective Teacher Profile; sustainability of Te Kotahitanga practices in schools that are no longer funded to be part of the programme.