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We deliver education and mentoring designed to inspire, uplift and help prepare teachers and kaiako, whānau and communities for today and tomorrow’s challenges.
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Explore our most popular and timely professional development opportunities.
A suite of professional learning designed to support principals across the motu in achieving their wellbeing goals with support from their peers and learning from a diverse range of experts.Learn more
Strengthen your leadership team in 2024! Next year's intake for Growing Great Leaders™ 1: Leadership Essentials, Growing Great Leaders™ 2: Improving Student Outcomes, Growing Great Leaders™: Leading from the Middle, and Principal Wellbeing are now open for registration.
We offer regionally focused, culturally-sustaining PLD in both English and Māori medium settings. Browse our RA-PLD funded opportunities ahead of the 23 February deadline using the link below!Browse RA-PLD offerings
Our kaiwhakaruruhau/facilitators can provide expert guidance to create a tailored plan on embedding Te Mātaiaho into your contexts.Learn more
We will continue to offer relevant, high quality, culturally responsive PLD to support Kaiāwhina Teacher Aides in their role for 2024.
Upgrade your skills and knowledge
Talk, Think, Read, Write: Practical Strategies for Supporting Early Literacy
This course will help Kaiāwhina / Teacher Aides / Learning Assistants to use the language, identity and culture of ākonga to support their strengths and needs in talking, reading and writing.
Te Mātaiaho: The Refreshed New Zealand Curriculum
Our kaiwhakaruruhau/facilitators provides expert support and guidance to help your school context unpack and implement Te Mātaiaho.
Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories
Aotearoa New Zealand is on a journey to ensure all ākonga learn about our histories and how they shape our present day realities. Kura/schools can apply to utilise RA-PLD hours to get support from Te Whānau Maioha kaiwhakaruruhau facilitators on what this can look like for your context.
Welcome to Tui Tuia | Learning Circle
We provide high-quality education and mentoring that is designed to inspire, uplift, and help prepare schools and kura, whānau, and communities for the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Evidence-based and world-class
We provide high quality Professional Learning and Development (PLD) for kāhui ako, kaiako and teachers, school leaders, principals and tumuaki, we empower them to guide our ākonga to achieve better outcomes.
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Research, insights and innovation from the University of Auckland.
With educators, whānau, communities and ākonga.
Professional development for educators.
We apply a te ao Māori and Pasifika lens to ensure equitable outcomes for all ākonga.
Read the latest insights from our team of PLD facilitators across various areas of expertise.
Your 2024 Educational Reform Playbook
Celebrating Inspiring Teachers on World Teachers’ Day
Making an impact
Hear from educators whose practice have been positively impacted by our innovative approach to learning and professional development.
Birdwood School's expanded approach to literacy
“We wanted to prioritise the older tamariki who missed out on literacy with Covid and interruptions to kura. We worked with Year Two and Year Three classes first and a Year One/Two class for the latter part of the year. Having that flexibility and being able to look at where the greatest need is has helped us implement something we think really works.
Over time we’ve noticed a change in the disposition of students, and a positive approach to opportunities. You’ll now find them reading on their own and going to the library by choice. This, for me as a kura leader, is absolutely outstanding and even more important than the data because it’s changing their mindset for the future.
It has been exceptional, not just for the classroom kaiako but, by osmosis, for the other adults in the room so we’ve been able to grow our pouāwhina āwhina in the classroom as well.
- Vikki Rihari, Principal
Michigan State University Study Tour
“We are very grateful to you and the Tui Tuia Learning Circle team for all the support and assistance provided to the MSU Global EPLP participants over the past several months. The collaborative efforts involved in planning, organizing, and preparing for the October New Zealand field experience resulted in a very successful 2023 program. The positive comments and sincere expressions of appreciation made during our wrap-up call yesterday are indicative of the impact of this years’ experience. Thanks again for your efforts and your friendship. We look forward to future collaboration opportunities.”
Mātauranga Māori with Dr Lisa Watson
The PLD with Dr Lisa Watson has significantly improved the teacher's knowledge of Mātauranga Māori, therefore broadening ākonga/students’ Mātauranga Māori. The knowledge that Lisa shared was invaluable. This improved teaching and learning programmes because teachers had a much better understanding of the topics. Lisa also shared many excellent resources that teachers were able to use in their classroom programmes. This had a very positive effect on ākonga/students’ engagement and outcomes.
Dr Lisa facilitated in the planning of Social Sciences and Science units of learning based on the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum, which has been of huge benefit. She has removed the hurdles, and the deficits that some teachers may have previously had. In addition to the work with teachers, Lisa worked with school leadership to develop a Māori Education Plan; she has also worked alongside us with the local schools and hāpū (Ngāti Rēhia) to begin developing a plan and set of resources for the local schools. Her input has been invaluable and will certainly impact on the lives of our ākonga/students now and in years to come.
Alison Ayr, Deputy Principal, Riverview School
Japan Foundation Seminar Sydney
Thank you so much, Tui Tuia and The Japan Foundation for such an awesome experience. I am so excited to use the activities and resources that were shared. The other teachers were great to meet and I look forward to keeping in touch with them.
Jennie Sieczynski, John Paul II High School, Greymouth
I recently had the privilege of hosting our Japanese advisor, Kaori Fukazawa, who introduced my high school Japanese classes to the fascinating world of furoshiki. She brought along an assortment of beautifully patterned furoshiki cloths and the highlight of the session was undoubtedly the hands-on activity that followed. Beyond the technical aspects, the furoshiki experience provided my students with valuable life skills. They learned about sustainability and the eco-friendly nature of furoshiki as a reusable alternative to single-use wrapping materials.
Non-believer to avid supporter
"So from a Principal that was a non believer on arrival to now a Principal that now has a teacher in training (to ensure sustainability and continue to share the program across the school), a believer that it certainly gives our students a fighting chance, and closes the learning gaps as they move on, I definitely support it!"
Clara Tuifao, Principal - St Michael's School, TAITA
Tapasā with Farm Cove Intermediate
"Farm Cove Intermediate is loving working on the Tapasā project with the Tui Tuia team! We are inspired by the bespoke programme that is being curated to meet our context. Thank you for the respectful and skilled manner in which you are guiding us on our journey."
Amanda Jaeger, Deputy Principal Tumuaki Tuarua
Grounded in whanaungatanga and manaakitanga
"Taradale Intermediate has had the honour of having Sharron Fabish as part of our whānau at Taradale Intermediate for the past 7 years. Sharron has worked alongside our kaiako, guiding, mentoring and facilitating the journey we have been on with Te Reo and Te Ao Māori and a specific focus in the past 2 years of developing our Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy. Sharron’s approach is grounded in whanaungatanga and manaakitanga which has brought about a passion and a commitment, in our kaiako, to be part of this challenge to make a real difference in the lives of our ākonga."
Robyn Eddy, Acting Principal Taradale Intermediate
Fresh, passionate and personable approach to PLD
"Our school has worked alongside Marian for a number of years now. She understands the challenges and pitfalls for our staff and works hard to support, encourage and resource our team on our individual and collective journeys. Because of her fresh, passionate and personable approach to PLD, we are always excited to see what new learning she has in store for us all."
Michelle Brown, Principal Waipipi School
"It's probably one of the best things that you will do to build your leadership capacity. I've got a new belief in myself as a leader."
Increasing Target Languages
Lots of the content from today's workshop I find very useful to me. Personally it was a great reminder to me that there is a lot more I can do in my classroom. Examples such as making tasks more meaningful and authentic, don't be afraid of making mistakes and increase the input of target language in teaching, and learning different cultures together with the kids ect. I will definitely incorporate many of the valuable ideas from today's PLD into my practice.
Great Support through PLD
Thanks so much for your support throughout this year and constantly adding more ideas or feedback with new resources or things I could try instead. It's great to receive information and ideas from yourselves and other language teachers. I will apply for another PLD for next year! Thanks again!