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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.