Sabbatical reports added January 2019

The sabbatical reports added in December and January were: 

Secondary and area 

Senior secondary curricula 

How schools implement project- or problem-based learning at the senior level. 

Gael Ashworth, Wellington East Girls' College 

Professional isolation 

Professional isolation and its impact on principals. 

John Auld, Lawrence Area School 

Boys’ success 

Relational teaching and success for all boys. 

Susan Hassall, Hamilton Boys' High School 

Ways to improve transitions and raise achievement in mathematics and writing. 

Robert Sturch, Hastings Boys' High School 

Canadian approaches 

Canadian strategies to improve student achievement and innovate. 

David Macleod, Mahurangi College 

Innovative learning environments 

The effect of flexible learning spaces on boys' academic achievement. 

Shane Tong, St John's College (Hillcrest) 

Vulnerable youth 

Programmes which work alongside schools to engage at risk young people. 

Mike Wright, South Otago High School


Play-based learning 

Developing play-based learning and school evaluative processes. 

Peter Barker, Selwyn School 

Organising play-based learning to ensure students are progressing. 

Gail Dewar, Makara Model School 


Families’ views on the value of homework. 

Adrian Burn, Clifton School (Bulls) 

Pacific education 

Strategies from Pacific settings to enhance student and family engagement. 

Pauline Cornwell, Papatoetoe Intermediate 

Whānau partnerships 

Building learning-focused partnerships with Māori whānau. 

Mark Creba, Pleasant Point Primary School 

Transition to school 

Successfully transitioning children from early childhood to primary school. 

Angela Davy, Mokoia School 

Positive behaviour 

Tier 3 Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports (PBIS) internationally. 

Ricardo Fox, Mayfair School 

Preview strategy 

The role of preview in accelerating achievement for priority learners. 

David Graham, Goodwood School 

Coaching leaders 

Effective coaching for leaders and its impact on student achievement. 

Murray Overton, Kaiapoi Borough School 

Reading achievement 

Raising reading achievement in a digital, innovative learning environment. 

Germaine Peterson, Waikowhai School 

Bilingual education 

Development of bilingual options for learning te reo Māori and tikanga. 

Ian Poulter, Bluestone School 

Teacher agency 

How schools foster teacher agency that enables innovation and change. 

Stephanie Thompson, Beach Haven School 

Science education 

Ideas for engaging students in science. 

Diana Tregoweth, Papatoetoe West School 

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