20 Feb 2020

“Speaking my culture”

Nerra Lealiifano-Tamarua considers herself blessed.

“I am one of the lucky generation of Pasifika New Zealanders who learned to walk in two worlds. I’m confident and successful as a Samoan and as a Kiwi – and that’s what I want for the students I teach.”

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15 Aug 2019

Building bridges at Owhiro Bay School

For Amie Roberts, a New Entrants/Year 1 teacher at Owhiro Bay School in Wellington, community means that teachers, parents and families are all working together to support the child in a holistic way, be it social, emotional, developmental or academic. “We’re a team,” she says.

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14 Aug 2019

Kapa haka at Kapanui School

For nearly a decade, Kapanui School in Waikanae has been using kapa haka as a way of building community in and around the school – and the benefits have been extraordinary for both Māori and non-Māori students.

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, 16 Jul 2018

DMIC and Inclusive Practices

Collins is a teacher at Corinna School in Porirua. She is passionate about inclusive teaching and learning practices., and is a practitioner of the Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) pedagogy.

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