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About Us

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

All languages are to be treasured

Languages, Culture & Identity

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

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.

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.

GROW: Equipping Junior High School Students for their Senior Language Programmes

This course is relevant to language teachers involved in teaching Years 9 and 10.

GROW: Equipping Junior High School Students for their Senior Language Programmes



GROW Programme





9 months







Ministry funded


This course is designed for language teachers of junior programmes to explore different language teaching approaches that suit Years 9 and 10, equip themselves with practical strategies to build learners' confidence in all language skills, and implement newly learned approaches and strategies to provide a more solid foundation for senior language programmes for their learners.

About the course

Course information

This course is relevant to language teachers involved in teaching Years 9 and 10. It is delivered through a blend of face-to-face and online workshops. Participants will also be supported by a digital learning platform for on-going inquiry and reflection.

What we will cover

Important note: Dates and workshop venue will be confirmed once the programme commences.

Workshop 1 (online)

Equipping your students for success from the beginning of their language learning journey

Wednesday 28 February 2024, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Workshop 2 (full day face to face)

Building confidence in spoken communication

Friday 22nd March 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm

Workshop 3 (online)

Writing as habits

Wednesday 1st May 2024, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Workshop 4 (full day face to face)

How to Listen and Make Reading Meaningful

Friday 26th July 2024, 9:00am-3:00pm

Workshop 5 (online)

Unpacking junior assessment

Wednesday 11th September 2024, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Workshop 6 (online)

Professional Growth Cycle Presentations

Wednesday 13th November 2024, 3:30pm-5:30pm


At no cost for NZ registered teachers.

Selected participants will be advised of the location once registrations have closed. Tui Tuia | Learning Circle - Languages will pay for associated travel for teachers who are outside of the city of delivery for face-to-face workshop(s) or provide delivery online where appropriate.

Upon completion of the programme, your school can claim back the cost of two Teacher Release Days.

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Registrations for our 2024 GROW Workshops will open in early October, please check back then. Use the contact us button below if you have any questions.

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