Lisa Rapana

Title: Facilitator
Location: Hamilton
  • 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
  • Māori Medium
  • Regionally Funded PLD
  • Te Ara Reo Māori

Phone: 021 039 7808
Email: [email protected]


Full NZ Teacher Registration

Currently working towards completing my thesis / Masters of Education (Waikato)

Currently working towards updating my NZ Swimming Teaching Certificate

1999 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate, Barcelona, Spain

1998 Bachelor of Education from the University of Waikato

1996 Life Education Trust Certificate, Hamilton NZ

1991 Diploma of Teaching from the University of Waikato

My Experience

As a Maori language facilitator in English medium schools, I have been learning te reo Māori as a second language for several years now and understand the challenges many teachers face when teaching and learning the language.

A hands-on, practical approach summarises my attitude, coming into classrooms to model lessons for staff, observe teachers and provide both oral and written feedback. With a wealth of practical tips and approaches, I can make your te reo Maori programme fun, easy to teach and relevant for our 21st century learners.

Working with schools, I have helped develop a school wide sequential plan for te reo me oona tikanga Māori and guided schools in selecting assessment tools. I can help staff unpack curriculum documents, in particular Te Aho Arataki Marau for te reo Māori.

Inclusive Education is a passion of mine and I work hard to ensure students and whaanau feel part of a learning community. Working as an ORS (Ongoing Resourcing Scheme) teacher, I have supported a diverse range of students as they transition either full time or on a part-time basis into a classroom.