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Each year, we choose new projects to support, helping them with funding and development. You can read about them here…

SUPPORTED PROJECTS – 2019

Raising Scientific Literacy in Primary and Intermediate Schools

House of Science NZ
This charitable trust is busy developing and delivering resources to improve science programmes in New Zealand's primary schools

Seeing Learning Better

Auckland Grammar School
Developing a more impactful way of providing guidance to new teachers, to ensure they receive more support and mentoring

Removing barriers to success in learning; Understanding neurodiversity to enable success

Lake Rerewhakaaitu School
This initiative involves understanding the strengths of each student and building the capacity of teachers to work effectively with diverse learners.

SUPPORTED PROJECTS – 2018

Oracy Framework

BSA Burnside Primary School
A partnership with a speech language therapist is enabling teachers to explore how they can improve pupils' language skills of new entrants

Te Waka STEM Innovation Hub

Tauhara College
A pilot programme for Year 9 students aims to improve engagement and enrolment in STEM subjects among Māori girls in particular.

The Student at the Centre

Wellington High School
Maths teacher Bernie Wills proposed “flipping” teaching and assessment practices in order to put the student at the centre of their learning.

Unlock achievement

Mt Aspiring College
Micro-credentialing in secondary school classrooms aims to make the language of NCEA assessment more engaging for students and their parents.

Enhancing Student Achievement through Teacher Inquiry and Collaborative Quantitative Analysis

Gisborne Boys’ High School
Through an innovative reporting tool, Gisborne teacher Darcy Fawcett is working to help teachers evaluate their initiatives and improve student outcomes.

Your project could be next!

Information about how to apply for the 2020 Bright Spots Awards will be available in Term 1. Register your interest now and we’ll keep you posted.