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Mō mātou
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Educational Leadership
School leadership
Māori Education & Support
Kaupapa Māori
Pacific-Led Education
Cultural competencies
Languages, Culture & Identity
Learning languages
Literacy and Numeracy
Strengthening skills
Mō mātou

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.

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Meet our team

Get to know our team members!

Stephanie Mortimore

Programme Manager & Facilitator

Stephanie Mortimore is the Programme Manager and a Facilitator for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle’s Languages Team.

Stephanie taught Japanese for 25 years at Rangitoto College, 10 of these years as HOD Languages.  Recently she worked as a Senior Leader at Kelston Deaf Education Centre where she also learnt some NZ Sign Language, earning years of experience developing PLD for NZSL tutors.

Her personal educational philosophy has always been focused on improving outcomes for all students. She has a wide variety of professional interests including: language teaching pedagogy, e-learning, assessment, equity, culturally sustaining practice and leadership.

Stephanie feels privileged to be able to work with teachers across all sectors of the language teaching community.


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