Marama Reweti-Martin

Meet Marama Reweti-Martin, Associate Director at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.


Associate Director




  • 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
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Māori Medium
  • Pakirehua
  • Te Ara Reo Māori


2016 Te Pīnakitanga ki Te Reo Māori, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

2015 Master of Education, University of Waikato

2015 Te Aupikitanga ki Te Reo Māori, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

1999 Postgraduate Diploma of School Management, Unitec

1972 Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury

My Experience

Ka puta te māramatanga i runga i te titiro whakamuri me te anga whakamua

As an educator, I am intrinsically guided by the philosophies and values of Te Ao Māori. These are fundamental to the building of strong personal and professional relationships, especially for nurturing effective leadership.  

Because kura are so complex, being responsive to their changing needs, and adapting my practice to suit, is a necessity.  To do this, I use active listening and tairongo (a multisensory approach) and my experience as a kaiako, tumuaki and facilitator, gives me insight into the classroom, as well as school operations at management, leadership and governance levels.

Preferring to work collaboratively and inclusively, I use inquiry and research to pursue special areas of interest. Using information in a synergistic way with Māori pedagogy can provide breakthrough practice for our tamariki, kaiako, tumuaki and facilitators. In a 21st Century learning environment, I am both challenged and excited by the opportunities for creativity, innovation and the use of cutting edge pedagogy and technologies.

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Marama Reweti-Martin