Pip Newick

Meet Pip Newick, a facilitator at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.






  • Assessment for learning
  • Cultural Capability
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Leading for Excellence
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Localised curriculum
  • Regionally Funded PLD


Member of Schools that Deliver Leadership Network - February 2014 - October 2018

Te Whainga o e Ao Tikanga, Te Kaupae 3 - Te Wananga O Aotearoa, 2018

Master of Education (paper): Delivering Educational Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring - The University of Waikato, 2009

Registered Teacher - 1998 - present

Diploma of Teaching - The University of Waikato 1998

Bachelor of Arts (History and French) - University of Otago, 1980

My Experience

I have worked in, and been dedicated to, education for more than thirty years – as a tertiary administrator, teacher, leader, in-service and pre-service teacher educator. My most recent experience as a school learning support coordinator and leader of learning has regrounded me, adding another dimension to my practice as a facilitator.

I have always been committed to ensuring that students have access to meaningful, authentic and relevant learning through a focus on quality learning and teaching and effective leadership.

My belief in the importance of agency and the value of strengths-based approaches to both student and adult learning underpin my work. I set high standards for myself, strive for excellence, and take pride in my reputation as someone who listens, asks questions and has an ability to establish and maintain strong, trusting relationships.

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