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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
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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.

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Meet our team

Get to know our team members!

Tracey Dykstra


Tracey Dykstra is a Facilitator for Tui Tuia | Learning Circle’s Languages Team.

Tracey has taught Years 7 – 13 Japanese and ESOL for over 30 years. Passionate about teaching and learning, Tracey has most recently taught Japanese at Years 7 & 8 in Northland and continues to learn languages currently focusing on further studies in Spanish.

Tracey’s personal educational philosophy has been influenced by her master’s in educational psychology and focuses on evidence to improve learning for all students.  

As well as being a HOD of Languages in two Auckland secondary schools she has also held leadership positions in Auckland schools as a Deputy Principal and Principal.  As a language teacher and school leader, Tracey has had a variety of professional interests including catering for diverse needs, the use of technology to enhance learning and recently completed a master’s paper on literacy learning.

Tracey is looking forward to working with language teachers and HODs across all sectors of the language teaching community. Tracey is based in Northland.


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