Ruth Foulkes

Meet Ruth Foulkes, a facilitator at Te Whai Toi Tangata: Institute of Professional Learning.






  • 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
  • Literacy and Te Reo Matatini
  • Regionally Funded PLD


2018 Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Whitecliffe college of Art and Design

2016 Post Graduate Paper from the University of Waikato

2012 NAPP from the University of Waikato

2007 Reading Recovery from the University of Waikato

1995 Master of Arts (Education) from the University of Leicester

1987 Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Leicester

1986 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Lancaster

My Experience

After a lifetime of learning and teaching, every year my hunger to learn grows. Enabling every individual to strive towards their goal is my passion, for them to be ambitious, successful and not afraid to give it a go. The key to learning is risk taking and honing in on the associated skills to cognitively process what happens as we take risks. Learning is a basic human right and we all have a responsibility to each other; the journey of learning can be a personal and social one, how much richer it will be if we are open to challenge and share our growth with others.

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