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Secondary award recipients 2018

  1. Basher, Andrew

    Buller High School

    Investigate how to enhance boys' education and achievement in a rural setting and how digital technology is being used to support boys' education and achievement in these settings. Develop an implementation plan for my school to improve the achievement of boys.

    Download: Full report (PDF 1 MB)

  2. Chamberlain, Martin

    Francis Douglas Memorial College

    Visit our twinned brother school and other affiliated schools in Pakistan to assist them with professional growth and dedicated professional development for teachers. Bring home to our students and staff a picture of the lives of Pakistani children their age to inspire greater global understanding and generosity in our fundraising for our twin school.

    Download: Full report (PDF 6 MB)

  3. Christiansen, Lance

    Central Hawkes Bay College

    Visit Community of Learning, Kāhui Ako leaders and teachers to investigate the process they have been through, the issues they have had, how they have overcome them and what things they perceive are working well.

  4. Edmundson, Dick

    Linwood College

    Research the potential of positive education to increase wellbeing for learning.

    Download: Full report (PDF 767 kB)

  5. England, Andy

    Greymouth High School

    Conduct a literature review and visit examples of learning-focused collaborative ventures and interview stakeholders: students, teachers, principals, expert partners, iwi and industry representatives. Continue to participate in the global dialogue on collaboration (Education Development Trust, UK).

    Download: Full report (PDF 159 kB)

  6. Forbes, Judith

    Bayfield High School

    Visit Auckland based and international schools to look at the teaching of writing skills across the curriculum and the scaffolding of skill development in writing.

  7. Gibbons, Ally

    Rotorua Girls' High School

    Investigate ways to structure a learning environment that is modern in its shape and design but founded on principles that are culturally relational and responsive as per Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Visit high functioning future-focused MLEs that demonstrate successful examples of raised achievement and critique these learning spaces to inform our growth and strategic direction for the next five years.

  8. Gordon, Marie

    Hamilton Girls' High School

    Attend a global forum on girls' education in Washington, DC, or the Alliance of Girls' Schools conference. Visit a number of girls' schools with a focus on 21st Century learning.

  9. Haines, Scott

    Waimea College

    Investigate curriculum and pedagogy for supporting improvements in NCEA achievement with endorsements for Merit and Excellence; closing the gender and ethnicity gap in academic achievement; and structures for school curriculum self-review that sustain innovation, remain modern, relevant and community focused.

    Download: Full report (PDF 466 kB)

  10. Hassall, Susan

    Hamilton Boys' High School

    Investigate the critical link between relational teaching and success for boys, from those who are gifted to those who are most at risk.

    Download: Full report (PDF 413 kB)

  11. Jones, Grant

    Newlands College

    Investigate innovative ways for students to gain NCEA, especially those that involve them in active decisions about what they want to learn and how they would learn it.

    Download: Full report (PDF 415 kB)

  12. Kearney, Bruce

    Kaiapoi High School

    A report for other principals who are thinking of attending a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and are unsure of the process, costs and value of the course. 

    Download: Full report (PDF 1 MB)

  13. Liddle, Alan

    Te Puke High School

    Develop understanding of developing and delivering curricula to enable deep engagement of students in their learning and achievement. 

    Download: Full report (PDF 513 kB)

  14. Macleod, David

    Mahurangi College

    Investigate what I can learn from schools in Canada about strategies to improve student achievement, and innovative programmes, particularly in the areas of sustainability, wellbeing and construction.

    Download: Full report (PDF 2 MB)

  15. Moore, Gary

    Rutherford College

    Research global thinking and future-focused learning capabilities through readings and visits in NZ and Australia. Develop an enhanced student learner capability profile.

    Download: Full report (PDF 136 kB)

  16. Rooney, Christopher

    Liston College

    Assess the impact of teaching and learning in a modern learning environment (MLE) on student achievement.

    Download: Full report (PDF 485 kB)

  17. Stone, Kieran

    John Paul II High School

    Investigate change management in 21st Century Catholic secondary schools in Australasia.

    Download: Full report (PDF 76 kB)

  18. Sturch, Robert

    Hastings Boys' High School

    Investigate improving transitions from full primary and intermediate to secondary schools to raise achievement in mathematics, numeracy and writing with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific boys.

    Download: Full report (PDF 233 kB)

  19. Tong, Shane

    St John's College (Hillcrest)

    Investigate the effect of the introduction of flexible, innovative learning spaces or modern learning environments on boys' academic achievement. Gain an insight into best practice to implement in my school and share with other boys' schools in NZ.

    Download: Full report (PDF 220 kB)

  20. Wright, Mike

    South Otago High School

    Review programmes which work alongside schools to engage at risk young people.

    Download: Full report (PDF 721 kB)

  21. Yeatman, Gary

    Awatapu College

    Investigate how to support and improve outcomes for boys, particularly those of Māori and Pasifika descent.

    Download: Full report (PDF 634 kB)