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Roger Sommerville

Title: Facilitator
Location: Hamilton
  • MOE Accredited
  • English 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
  • Lifting student achievement

Phone: 021 332 013
Email: roger.sommervile@waikato.ac.nz


1994-2002 Principal Tokoroa High School

1968 MA (Hons)

1969 Diploma in Teaching

My Experience

Tena koutou, Kia orana, Talofa lava,

Ko Ruapehu tōku maunga

Ko Mangawhero tōku awa

Ko Raetihi, ko Tokoroa ngā taone

Ko Te Whānau a Noa tōku marae

The power of self-managed learning and the enhancements to this learning, offered by our networked education world, is where I passionately support those I work with. For individuals, professional learning groups - at district or regional level - and for New Zealand wide cohorts, I offer strong support of personal knowledge mastery as one of the most experienced facilitators of online networking for school leaders across New Zealand education.

Both at Forest View and as principal of Tokoroa High Schools for nine years my experiences in leadership roles provide a sound basis to support the “perpetual beta” world of leadership learning, with its ever-changing connectedness. Growing the networking capacities of New Zealand educational leaders through collaboration and co-operation is a powerful means to attack complex issues.