As an educator I am guided by:
Manaakitanga, leading with moral purpose;
Pono, having self-belief;
Ako, being a learner;
Awhinatanga, guiding and supporting those around me.
My educational philosophy embraces Manawa (heart).
My Catholic values follow me in my work with young people. I believe in integrity, fair play, respect, a commitment to excellence, a positive attitude and most notably a sense of humor.
My educational philosophy embraces Mahunga (knowledge).
That is, having an understanding of cultural diversity, restorative practices, Special Character of Catholic schools and the integration of eLearning in the classroom.
My educational philosophy embraces Nga Ringa Ringa (actions). That is, engaging the whole school community and acting as a role model for all members of that community.
I would like to use this blog to share some of my thoughts on education, leadership and the role of technology in the classroom and beyond.