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Shirley Collins

Title: Facilitator
Location: Rotorua
Accreditations:
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited

Facilitator:
  • 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
  • Mathematics and Pāngarau

Phone: 027 430 4016
Email: shirley.collins@waikato.ac.nz

Qualifications/Credentials

Master of Education with First Class Honours from the University of Waikato

School Certificate Māori and Māori (Oral) from Waiariki Institute of Technology

Diploma in Teaching from Hamilton Teachers Training College

Bachelor of Education from the University of Waikato


My Experience

I believe that everyone can succeed in mathematics.  Committed to achieving the best outcomes for students and developing the confidence of teachers, I am able to support schools in raising student achievement and developing robust systems for improvement of mathematics learning.  Working collaboratively with leaders, and with personalised support, I ensure that the professional development is responsive to the needs and culture of their school.

Prior to this role, I was a school principal, and I have also taught at all primary levels, considering myself to be a lifelong learner who accepts challenge and seeks opportunities to learn.