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Tui Tuia | Learning Circle empowers Kāhui Ako, kaiako, teachers, school leaders and tumuaki to achieve better outcomes for students and learners.

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Languages, Culture & Identity

We offer programmes, workshops, in-person classroom support, online support and resources to help strengthen language learning in New Zealand schools.

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Cultural competencies

Pacific-Led Education

Empowering educators, students, and communities to shape a future of educational excellence that is firmly rooted in Pacific identity and aspirations.

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Improving instructional dexterity

Literacy and Numeracy

We work with schools to build the literacy and numeracy capability of school leaders and teachers to accelerate learning outcomes for all students.

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We provide professional upskilling to empower Kāhui Ako (Communities of Learning), Tumuaki (School Leaders), Kaiako (Teachers) and  Kaiāwhina (Teacher Aides) to achieve better outcomes for students.

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We provide services and programs to strengthen the capability and resilience of educators in our ever changing world.

We work alongside leaders, teachers and school communities, co-constructing Professional Learning & Development (PLD) programmes.

These focus on lifting professional practice and improving outcomes for learners. We believe that effective, sustained professional learning is best developed in collaboration with educators, whānau, communities and ākonga.

Our Whakataukī

Poipoia te pā harakeke he puāwaitanga anamata

Through nurturing learners, educators, leaders, and communities, our future will flourish.

Applying insights and evidence-based research from Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland
A partnership model that puts the needs of educators, akonga, whanau and communities at the heart of everything we do
Delivering outcomes-focused culturally sustaining PLD for educators
University of Auckland
Waipapa Taumata Rau

The University of Auckland connection

We combine research and innovation from the University of Auckland to design and deliver a range of education and mentoring solutions for educators.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest community of active education researchers, who are all engaged in creating new knowledge vital to the education and wellbeing of our community and our world.

Whakapapa / History

Our whakapapa in supporting educators

Opening of Auckland Training college (ATC)
1881

Opening of Auckland Training college (ATC)

Auckland Training college (ATC) first established.

Opening of University of Auckland (UoA) School
1977

Opening of University of Auckland (UoA) School

The University of Auckland (UoA) School of Education was first established.

Opening of Tutahi Tonu mārae
1983

Opening of Tūtahi Tonu marae

Tutahi Tonu mārae was the second marae to be established at a tertiary institution in the country, but the first fully carved whare.

ATC was renamed as Auckland College of Education (ACE)
1986

ATC renamed as Auckland College of Education (ACE)

Combining primary, secondary and early childhood support.

Team Solutions was established
2001

Team Solutions established

Team Solutions was established by UoA's School of Education to provide professional learning and development (PLD) to upskill educators in English medium settings.

ACE and UoA's School of Education merged
2004

ACE and UoA's School of Education merge

ACE and UoA's School of Education merged to form the UoA Faculty of Education.

Team Solutions merged
with Te Puna Wānanga
2012

Team Solutions merges with Te Puna Wānanga

Team Solutions (Māori education in English medium) merged with Te Puna Wānanga (Māori education in Māori medium) to form Te Whanau Maioha, delivering in-service Māori education under Te Puna Wānanga.

UoA Faculty of Education changed its name to Future Learning Solutions
2015

UoA Faculty of Education changes name

UoA Faculty of Education changed its name to Faculty of Education and Social Work | Te Kura Akaranga me te Tauwhiro Tangata to better reflect the research and qualifications offered.

UoA and Auckland Uniservices consolidated all education contracts
2019

UoA and Auckland UniServices consolidates all education contracts

UoA and Auckland UniServices consolidated all education contracts, programmes, and services into one business unit called Future Learning Solutions (FLS).

UoA was gifted a new Māori name - Waipapa Taumata Rau
2021 July

UoA was gifted a new Māori name - Waipapa Taumata Rau

UoA was gifted a new Māori name - Waipapa Taumata Rau - by the people of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Waipapa Taumata Rau represents our ongoing partnership with iwi and champion building respect for Māori Knowledge.

FLS embraced a new bicultural name
2021 October

FLS embraces a new bicultural name

To honor our roots in Aotearoa, FLS embraced a new bicultural name: Tui Tuia | Learning Circle.

Our People

We have a passionate and highly experienced team who are dedicated to delivering high quality professional learning and development for schools across New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia and internationally.

Kara Morrison
Kara Morrison
Project Lead Learning Languages
Facilitators
Talia McNaughton
Talia McNaughton
Programme Director
Senior Leaders
Brenda Martin
Brenda Martin
Practice Partner
Facilitators
Martin Turner
Martin Turner
Leadership Consultant
Facilitators
Chris Lowman
Chris Lowman
Kaiwhakaruruhau
Chisato Yoshioka
Chisato Yoshioka
JAPANESE National Language Adviser
National Language Advisers
Linda Miller
Linda Miller
Leadership Consultant
Facilitators
Raewyn Ho
Raewyn Ho
Facilitator
Facilitators
Sharron Fabish
Sharron Fabish
Kaiwhakaruruhau
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Our vision

We empower educators to achieve equitable, world class outcomes for students in an evolving global environment.

Our Whakapapa

Māori
English

Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei whea te kōmako e kō? Kī mai ki ahau; he aha te mea nui o te ao? Māku e kī atu, he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

Our logo

Our logo

Our Tui Tuia | Learning Circle logo celebrates the harakeke, which symbolises the family and the cycle of life. The rito is the child. It is protected by the awhi rito (parents). The outside leaves represent the tūpuna (grandparents and ancestors). The tui is a symbol of the people and the act of guardianship, and the flower represents the seed of knowledge.

Prepare for the future with quality professional learning and development

We have an expert team of kaiwhakaruruhau and facilitators delivering research-based PLD across a wide range of areas of focus to serve you, your team, and your kura or school.

Sponsorships

Trusted partners & donors

We work closely with many organisations including language associations, other providers of teacher training and professional development, universities, overseas governments and business associations delivering quality, support and opportunities for teachers.

We are proud to be sponsors of the following organisations:

Wellington Regional Primary Principals' Association (WRPPA)
Auckland Primary Principals' Association (APPA)
New Zealand  Principals' Federation (NZPF)
New Zealand Literacy Association (NZLA)
National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals (NASDAP)

Interested in joining us?

The Learning Circle has a passionate team of facilitators, tutors, and support staff located across New Zealand. If you're interested in joining our team, we'd love to hear from you!

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