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Ra Keelan
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

Ra Keelan worked as a kaiārahi reo in the mid 80s and went onto complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Development. He found employment in a variety of education roles before being appointed as a Lecturer at NZTC in 2005, where he remains today. In 2014 Ra graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) from NZTC, which he believes has given him a valuable insight into the student experience. 

Roimata Rokx
Bachelor of Education (ECE)

Roimata Rokx joined the New Zealand Tertiary College team as a library and reception assistant in 2005. In 2007 Roimata was promoted to Kaiarahi – Teaching and Learning Support Lecturer. Two years into this role she decided to complete a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at NZTC, which she graduated with in 2014. Roimata continues to support NZTC students in their learning as Kaiarahi – Teaching and Learning Support Lecturer.

Natline Cooper
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

I started studying with NZTC and completed my Graduate Diploma in 2011. I thoroughly enjoyed the course but felt that I had only scratched the surface of what I wanted to know so I decided to continue studying. I completed my Postgraduate Diploma at the beginning of 2014, I would not have completed it had it not been for loads of support from work, family and NZTC for that I am extremely grateful.

Jocelyn Mullins
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Jocelyn and her family moved from Christchurch to Napier and she is currently working in a small rural centre out in Tutria. She looks forward to many more years of Teaching.

James Lochead-MacMillan
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

I graduated in 2011 and have since gained full registration. My favourite area, science, is often missed in early childhood. I spent several years exploring ropes and pulleys, making everything from swings to flying foxes. This ended up being presented to NZTC, Kidicorp and a National ECE conference in Wellington. I have also investigated woodwork and how we provide for this in my centre, including for toddlers.

Marion van Acker
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

As from 6 July I will be joining City Heights Montessori in Dunedin as a self-review and bicultural leader. I intend to put all I have learned through my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) in practice.

Mysti Karaitiana
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

Mysti completed the Bachelor of Teaching (ECE), graduating in 2013. Studying online gave her time to work full-time as well as raise a family. She now teaches under-two-year-olds in Hawke’s Bay. She has nearly completed her full teacher registration and is also studying Tikanga Māori.

Belmira Maria Taites
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (ECE)

During my postgraduate studies at NZTC I joined Glenavon Early Childhood Centre, initially as a volunteer, and I currently work as a reliever. Now, with my diploma in early childhood education and my provisional teacher registration, I plan to make a difference in the field of education.

Madelene Kleynhans
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE)

I started as a primary school teacher from South Africa in ECE in November 2011. During July 2014 I decided to enrol for the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE). Two months later I took on a role at another centre as a supervisor. Studying in NZ opened up a new world of knowledge for me. My goal is to support staff wherever I am; also, to motivate staff to become an excellent support to children in their growth and development.

Suman Lata Kumar
Bachelor of Teaching (ECE)

I joined NZTC in 2004 and graduated with a Diploma of Teaching in 2008. I then joined the Bachelor of Teaching program and graduated in 2010. I joined Auckland Council’s Kauri Kids Clendon in the first year of my Diploma program. I have been working for this centre ever since and am now in my ninth year. I have gained full teacher’s registration and also support students who are in training doing practicums as an Associate Teacher.

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