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Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck

Programme Manager - Pasifika

Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, art educator and social justice advocate. She taught for 10 years at Sylvia Park School where she led the development of a nationally recognized innovative curriculum that focused on creating a rich and varied curriculum experience for students. Dagmar championed their school-wide arts philosophy whilst specializing in curriculum design, teaching and learning, strategic planning and review and culturally sustainable and relational pedagogies.


Her Masters research has focused on examining art teachers’ beliefs, attitudes and pedagogical practices and how these could affirm Pasifika students’ success as Pasifika. She was previously a Tapasā workshop national facilitator for the Teachers Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dagmar holds several governance roles and is a Council Board member(Ministerial Appointment) for The Teaching Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand. She sits on the NCEA Pacific Peoples Review Panel for the Ministry of Education, the Pacific Advisory Group for Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum and is on the Executive Committee for Aotearoa NZ Association of Art Educators and Aotearoa Tongan Teachers Association.

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