2014 Study Tour Programme

My thoughts on the study tour as the NASDAP representative:

Wow!  We had a fabulous two days together driving around Auckland visiting four schools.  We were very fortunate to visit four very different schools.  Starting with Botany Downs Secondary College then Orewa College on the first day.  The second day we started at Hobsonville Point Secondary School and finished at Ormiston Senior College.  

We were all very impressed with the students who guided us around the schools.  Each school was very different and had implemented a range of different timetable structures and devices. Regardless of the model each school was using they had listened to their community and based all of their change in current educational knowledge.  

We were very grateful for the time that each school gave us and the manner they freely answered all of our questions.  It was really great to be on a tour with a group of Senior Leaders from a range of schools - we enjoyed many conversations about our home schools and reflections on the schools we had seen.

I thoroughly recommend you apply for the next tour in 2016.  The report from each of the recipients will be available by clicling on their names below.

Nga mihi nui

Joss Hale 

We are really grateful for the hard work Elizabeth from Core Education has put into organising this tour for us.  The programme is attached below:

2014 NASDAP Study Tour programme

2014 Study Tour Participants - please click on their name to read their reports.

We are delighted to announce the following people have been selected for this tour:
  Name School
Northland Kevin DEAN
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Whanagrei Girls’ High School, Whangarei
Auckland and Counties Manakau Philip JELLYMAN
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St Dominic’s Catholic College, Henderson
Waikato Lynette PARISH
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Matamata College, Matamata
Bay of Plenty Ian NICHOLSON
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Katikati College, Katikati
Hawkes Bay Clive ALDERTON
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Hastings Boys’ High School, Hastings
Taranaki and Wanganui and Manawatu Catherine LEDGER
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Sacred Heart Girls College, New Plymouth
Wellington and Wairarapa Alison SPENCER
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Sacred Heart Girls College, Lower Hutt
Top of the South Tony ENOKA
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Waimea College, Richmond, Nelson
Canterbury and Aoraki  Stephen WALTERS
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Kaiapoi High School, Kaiapoi
Southland Simon COLEMAN
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St Peters’ College, Gore

This e-Learning study tour is a combined proposal by NASDAP and Core Education.  The bulk of the funding is being provided by NASDAP with some from the Ministry of Education and the expertise is being provided by Core Education.
  • The focus is BYOD and Effective Pedagogy. 
  • In relation to BYOD, schools that have been up and running for 2-3 years and schools that are multi-platformed and a school that has been successful in moving staff through change in their approach to teaching and learning through E-learning. 
  • Talking to teachers as well at IT people.
  • There will be a range of schools included in the visits; low and high deciles, new schools.