Moana Emett

Meet Moana Emett, Professional Leader - Restorative Practice at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.


Professional Leader - Restorative Practice




  • MOE Accredited 
  • English Medium Accredited 


  • Māori Medium
  • Restorative Practice
  • Te Ara Reo Māori


2016 Current study - Diploma in Te Reo Māori at Waiariki Institute of Technology

2016 Masters in Educational Leadership Research from The University of Waikato

2006 Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership from The University of Waikato

1996 Bachelor of Education from Massey University

1996 Diploma of Secondary Teaching from Massey University

My Experience

With more than 9 years’ experience as a facilitator of professional learning, I am currently a Regional Coordinator and Facilitator of PB4L Restorative Practice for the Institute of Professional Learning: Te Whai Toi Tangata. A Kaitakawaenga in Assessment (NCEA) for Te Toi Tupu, I am an experienced facilitator in both English and Māori medium kura. Supporting school principals and lead teams to implement and embed restorative practices in their school communities is my role, as well as encouraging regional cluster training.

With senior leadership and management experience, and having previously worked as a project leader for Assessment, NCEA and Career Pathways, I bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills to the Secondary sector.  Over the past five years, I have also been a Ministry of Education contracted Panel Writer and Materials Developer for Hauora NCEA Levels 1 – 3 for Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Modelling and working in culturally responsive and mana enhancing ways, I work collaboratively with schools, clusters and communities to provide better outcomes for student achievement and success for all.

More recently, I have been a member of the Te Toi Ora Māori and Special Education Advisory groups for Te Toi Tupu. Improving educational outcomes for Māori students, Pasifika students and students with special education needs is a particular focus of my work. Being a leader of learning, sharing effective teaching practices that make a difference and contributing to young people having more possibilities and choices in their lives, continues to inspire the work I do in the education space.

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