Eileen Robinson

Title: Facilitator
Location: Gisborne
  • 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
  • Lifting student achievement
  • Literacy and Te Reo Matatini

Phone: 027 431 5067


2016 GROWTH Coaching

2004 Bachelor of Teaching from The University of Waikato

1994 First Steps Trainer

1982 Trained Reading Recovery Teacher

1978 E.R.I.C resource teacher and course administrator

1972 Trained Teachers Certificate from Admore Teachers College

My Experience

E te tī

E te tā

Kei aku rangatira

Tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko Toi Shan te maunga

Ko Turanganui te awa

Ko Ngāi Chan te iwi

Ko Tūranganui ā Kiwa te kāinga noho

Ko Yuk Ling ahau

As a second language learner, I value cultural diversity and am able to pick up cultural nuances through understanding, appreciating and being open to diverse perspectives. This helps to build relational trust, networks and inclusive learning communities. Context makes a difference, engagement is key and talking to teachers about their beliefs and values, and to students about their interests, is vital. Interactions and learning with people from diverse cultural backgrounds in ways that show respect makes a difference, it helps to make connections which build on their learning. Building leadership capacity is a vital role leaders play in leading learning in our schools. An understanding of learning and the conditions for learning encourages empathy amongst others and makes a difference for learners. What we think, our perceptions, opinions and how we act, influences how we teach, relationships matter, diversity strengthens and listening transforms relationships and learning.

Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand. [Chinese proverb]