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Leeana Herewini

Title: Deputy Director Institute of Professional Learning: Te Whai Toi Tangata
Location: Hamilton
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited
  • Maori Medium Accredited

  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Leading for Excellence
  • Māori Medium
  • Mathematics and Pāngarau
  • Te Ara Reo Māori

Phone: 07 858 5605
Email: leeana.herewini@waikato.ac.nz


2012 Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Hamilton

2007 Master of Education from University of Waikato

1994 Higher Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato

1990 Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato

1989 Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waikato

My Experience

He taonga te mātauranga, mā tātou katoa.  

As a highly experienced project leader and facilitator, the last fifteen years gave me the privilege to work in a range of kura and I have come to appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of each kura, whānau and their communities. Establishing strong networks and relationships along the way with ākonga, kaiako, whānau, researchers and other Professional Learning and Development (PLD) providers.

This has provided a breadth of experience to link and facilitate change within kura.  

Mahi ngātahi (collaboration) and whakaiti (service) underpin the way I work alongside others, aiming to connect meaningfully with ākonga and kaiako to improve teaching and learning for all. As a highly skilled mathematics educator, I have supported new and emerging research that contributes to the continued growth of mathematics discourse within Māori medium sector. I keep abreast of current pedagogies and practices that can add value to Māori medium education.

Developing te reo Māori is a particular interest of mine, as well as examining the intersectoral knowledge between pāngarau and te reo Māori. With experience in gifted education, in particular supporting the Māori medium sector to explore their own perspectives of giftedness, I actively seek and use a range of new learning pathways for ākonga and kaiako, which has included the use of digital technologies to enhance and improve learning experiences whilst also developing new ways to create, embed and sustain knowledge and systems.