2018 Sabbatical Reports - Area Teachers


The following is a list of Area Teacher Sabbatical recipients by surname for 2018. 

If a recipient has published their report online, a link will be added below, as it becomes available.

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Area Teacher Sabbatical Recipients and Reports by year:

2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009


Gordon Baird

Tapawera Area School

To review a range of pedagogical ideas to develop my understanding as both a classroom teacher and in my role of working with other teachers. To see and experience education in settings outside of my school and to experience a range of approaches to adult learning and mentoring.

Tara Egerton

Oxford Area School

To research how other schools are utilising cross-curricular practice in teaching and assessing NCEA with a focus on Mathematics, but also looking holistically. To view how MLE schools have structured NCEA learning and more specifically to view how more traditional schools have been able to offer cross curricular courses at NCEA.

Jason Fellingham

Taihape Area School

To undertake research and focus on Student development, behaviour or support and more specifically how relationships between teacher and student affect academic achievement. Explore how management teams influence the relationships between the school and the community. To investigate how relationships between the school, businesses and groups within the community enhances student achievement in Area Schools.

Yvette Gander

Middleton Grange School

To undertake a range of approved activities targeting teaching and learning, with the goal to extend subject knowledge, improve pedagogical knowledge and practice, and student learning and outcomes. To see examples of other schools implementing maths education in a 21st century digital setting.

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James Hutt

Mercury Bay Area School

Investigate how to increase participation and achievement of Māori students in cross curricular programmes (science and maths) in middle school.        

Gary Johnstone

Elim Christian College

To see teaching and learning in other settings outside of my school. To improve participation and achievement by Māori or Pasifika students. The learning needs of diverse students.

Christopher Mitchell

Cornerstone Christian School

To examine the implicit and explicit culture of schools in NZ in order to discover how NZ schools create and foster a culture of achievement, particularly for Māori and Pasifika students.

Matthew Parkes

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

Investigate the prevalence of multilevel NCEA classes in Area schools and their perceived impacts on curriculum delivery, student achievement and teacher workload.

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Sally Russell

Michael Park School

To explore teaching and learning in terms of bi-cultural practice in steiner and some mainstream (Gisbourne) settings outside Michael Park School in order to deepen and develop culturally responsive practice.

Ann Thomas

Amuri Area School

To investigate how schools integrate Te Reo Māori and Tikanga in their classrooms and how it can be applied to my teaching and that of other teachers. To investigate how intrinsically Te Reo Māori is spoken in progressive ECE centres which is then carried on through into primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

Suzanne Ting

Mercury Bay Area School

Participate in the Reggio Emilia Aotearoa NZ's conference and study tour to Reggio Emilia in northern Italy.

Christopher Walker

Middleton Grange School         

Create a relevant listening resource to meet the various needs in class to improve student learning to help prepare students for the NCEA level 1 French listening exam.

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Other Area Teacher Sabbatical Recipients and Reports:

2019   2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009


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