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Success for boys is a subsection of New Zealand Curiculum Online.

Success factors

Raising the success of boys in your school can begins with existing success factors: What are the already-established practices that have a significant effect on the success of your boys?

After you have acknowledged what you are already doing well, consider the gaps: What would provide other opportunities for boys to engage in their learning and achieve to their potential?

The, engage with your community. Find out what community members have to say about the most appropriate success factors. Develop a shared commitment to lifting the engagement and achievement of boys in your school.

Quick tips

 Here are some tips to help you look at success factors for boys in your school.

  • Identify some success indicators.
  • See how your boys measure up in areas such as: truancy, stand-downs, suspensions, participation, literacy, numeracy, and qualification attainment.
  • Listen and talk with the boys at about their concerns and hopes for the future.
  • Talk with teachers and curriculum leaders about effective strategies to engage boys in learning.
  • Talk with families and whānau about how their boys are doing and what they want them to achieve.

Boys’ Achievement: A Synthesis of the Data (2007)
Report focuses on boys’ participation, engagement, and achievement at different levels of education. Download full report as a PDF (528.8 KB) or Word doc (566.5 KB)


Me and My School
Tool designed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)

  • gives schools more robust and systematic information about student engagement
  • apt for year 7 to 10 students; probes their attitudes, moods, and feelings towards school, teachers, peers, and their learning. 
  • Teacher workplace survey – anonymous, research-based, easy-to-administer online survey. 

 Explore what’s out there

On this site:

 • Monitoring and review
 • Activity-based learning
 • E-Learning

External link:
 • Education Counts - Success for Boys research results 

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