2017 Sabbatical Reports - Secondary Teachers

The following is a list of Secondary Teacher Sabbatical recipients for 2017.  

The list is sorted by surname, and you can click on the index below to assist you. If a recipient has published their report online, a link will be added below, as it becomes available.

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Julie Allen

Sancta Maria College

Develop and implement a new future focused NZQA Scholarship programme at Sancta Maria College and ensure that the programme develops the key competencies students need to be prepared to face the world beyond secondary education.

The report can be read by clicking here.

John Allpress

Green Bay High School

Research the history of the schools' Te Kakariki Marae, established in 1978; to develop an online resource for students and the school's community.

Sandy Anderson

Havelock North High School

To create an interesting unit resource for the year 10 digital technology class with a subject focus on the priority learners.

Kathryn Ashford

Massey High School

To research and investigate pastoral care middle leadership and deaning structures in large urban low to mid decile secondary schools.

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Lesley Baynes

Mt Aspiring College

Embark on a journey of personal study based on my passion for the Arts and produce a curriculum resource.

Jennifer Boyd

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Undertake sustained professional learning into anxiety (particularly social anxiety disorder) and depression.

Robyn Bright

Nelson College For Girls

Surveying schools and students as part of the inquiry process.

Janice Brown

Otaki College

Investigation into student behavior in relation to Restorative Practices, School Wide Positive Behavior for learning and how it impacts on the culture of the organisation.

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Martin Burdan

Tawa College

Investigation of other teaching systems.

Mike Christo

Mangere College

Revision of pedagogy, updating of literacy resources and personal practice in the context of a specific study of digital processes in contemporary painting and printmaking.

Robert Cox

Horowhenua College

To research the biological, cultural and historical significance of Lake Horowhenua in Levin.

Geoffrey Craig

Matamata College

Personal research of subject content knowledge with a view of using any knowledge gained to possibly enhance the programmes of teaching and learning in the Matamata College Faculty of Technology.

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Helen Dougherty

Cullinane College

Explore contemporary Christian spirituality within the context of Aotearoa and evaluate the place of spirituality/charism in Catholic school identity.

Mike Duncan

Hastings Girls' High School

Investigate factors that effect engagement of students across the curriculum (science in particular) at high schools.

Dermot English

De La Salle College

Investigate the best way to develop the key competencies in boys of Pacific Island and Māori background, to ensure they have a successful transition from secondary school to employment, training or further education.

Mike Etheridge

Palmerston North Girls' High School

Investigate effective use of technology in development of resources and delivery of the curriculum in Level 2 and Level 3 Physics.

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Leah Fraser

Aparima College

Visiting schools in New Zealand and Ireland to study the retention of 16 to 18 year olds within our school.

Neil Galland

Taradale High School

Undertake a literature review on the topic of fixed and growth mindsets that will enable development of resources that teachers can use to cultivate a growth mindset in their students.

Janet Glenn

Onslow College

To develop an outline of a Year 9 to Year 13 learning pathway profile for Māori and Pasifika Onslow College Students.

Bryce Hansen

Verdon College

Seek out the literature surrounding Pastoral Care systems within the secondary school setting with the focus on the role of the Dean.

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Peter Jager

Te Aroha College

To investigate whether too much assessment stifles student's learning and does the use of electronic devices in classrooms encourage students to learn more.

Naomi Joel

Onslow College

Investigate digital teaching and learning systems, particularly to develop resources to support students and present digital (moving images) to produce submissions for assessment.

Patrick Johnstone

Whanganui City College

Research the importance of Place Based Education within the History curriculum.

Lyndon Jones

Taieri College

Undertake an investigation looking at the Taieri Graduate and develop a programme that targets specific skills desirable for our school leavers with a particular emphasis on ICT skills and Digital Citizenship.

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Kathleen Kaveney

Aotea College

Visit Māori organisations, iwi and educational institutions in our local community, collaborating with whanau and reading relevant literature to enable the preparation of a cultural kete for Aotea College.

Elahe Khaleghian

Tangaroa College

Carry out a small investigation to better understand the elements that contribute to priority student engagement in my school community.

Carol Land

Francis Douglas Memorial College

Investigate the relationship between pedagogical style and student learning.

Chris Lee

Tauranga Boys' College

Investigate and utilize state of the art computer software and 3D applications that will further enhance student learning and raise the achievement of priority learners within the Design and Visual Communication (DVC) curriculum.

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Kerrie Lomas

Whangarei Girls' High School

Inquire into the Graduated Response model of service provision for diverse students with additional needs.

Trish Loulanting

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Investigate students that may have dyslexia and/or dyscalculia and the best practice for assisting these students to achieve at school.

Gillian Luke

Kerikeri High School

Provide a workbook to guide a schools traumatic incident response procedures.

Megan McCormack

Christchurch Boys' High School

Engage in the production of a body of own work (drawings and paintings) that develop and extend ideas that I am currently interested in, to further develop my own philosophies and strategies in art making.

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Heather Meikle

Palmerston North Girls' High School 

Investigate current research that would facilitate the entry of high achieving young women especially Māori and Pasifika into STEM.

Karen Mitchell

Carmel College

Curriculum design, investigation of other teaching and learning systems and investigation into the relationship between pedagogical style and student learning.

Paulene Munn

St Oran's College

To review current literature related to students' personal reading, focusing on how personal reading affects students' achievement and well-being, and then investigate what can be done to increase personal reading.

Roger Powdrell

St Patrick's College (Kilbirnie)

Investigate strategies that effectively engage boys in learning music.

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Paul Redmond

James Hargest College

Investigate aspects of the operations of social enterprises relevant to the Business Studies curriculum at senior high school level.

The report can be read by clicking here.

Neil Robertson

Te Aroha College

Personal research of subject content knowledge including in particular recent development in human evolutionary theory and to develop resources to share with senior biology students.

Loretta Roundhill

Marlborough Girls' College

Develop an integrated studies unit that can be used across Year 9 subjects, primarily with a Social Studies emphasis on New Zealand involvement in WW1.

Barry Schmidt

Auckland Grammar

The production of a student resource which would fall into field 11 Curriculum design.

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Maureen Schuyl

Nelson College For Girls

Investigating how schools manage their MLE/ILEs (Innovative learning Environments) for maximum teacher efficacy.

Sheila Smidt

Napier Girls' High School

Investigate ways of developing a meaningful and valuable Aerobic Fitness Programme for our Junior PE classes.

Lee Smith

Waimea College

Set up the Year 11 Maths course in Class OneNote form.

Anne Smith

Onslow College

Investigate the learning needs of Māori students, the psychology of changing environmental behaviors and action the research to produce resources for the Mathematics classroom.

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Laurel Swan

James Hargest College

Investigate how effective pedagogy from years 7 and 8 can be used to enhance student achievement in year 9 at our year 7 - 13 school.

Jodi Tautari

Hamilton Girls' High School

Reinforce my understanding of how cultural competencies outlined in Tataiako and the NZC learning outcomes for visual art are woven together and the impact on Māori and Pasifika achievement. Enhance understanding and knowledge of how authentic learning opportunities linked to the key competencies enhance Māori and Pasifika student achievement in Visual Arts.

Maria Taylor

St Mary's Diocesan School (Stratford)

To investigate ways to improve Scholarship and NCEA external achievement standards success rates in English.

Athol Webster

Nayland College

To design and develop a programme with Swim NZ and a local primary, where yr 13 students learn skills to teach swimming, to groups of primary children, alongside a class teacher.

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Gillian Whelan

Epsom Girls Grammar School

To create a practical resource. It will be a diagnostic assessment tool for English literacy for students who are speakers of other languages.

Marek Wolbinski

Bishop Viard College

Investigate innovative and effective physical education and sport programmes and initiatives that focus on the enhancement of learning and well being for less active and/ or reluctant participants.

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