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Ānaru White

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium and Māori-medium)


2010 P.G.Dip. In Bilingual and Immersion Teaching, Hōaka Pounamu. University of Canterbury
2000 B.Tch.Ln. (Primary) University of Canterbury
M.Ed. University of Canterbury (in progress)

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 822 862

Accreditation Number: ACC 208

Region: Taranaki / Whanganui / Manawatū

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Professional experience

Anaru has worked for CORE Education since 2012. He currently is an advisor for Te Ara Whītiki - The Connected Learning Advisory. Anaru has also been a provider of tailored professional learning services for schools as well as a navigator in the Grow Waitaha programme supporting Christchurch schools.

Anaru worked closely with the Christchurch Learning Community Clusters (LCC) delivering tailored professional development programmes and supporting the development of cluster visions and processes.

Anaru works alongside communities of learning, kura and schools to enhance outcomes through Innovative Learning Practices and the effective use of digital technologies. He has a background in teaching and facilitating in primary and secondary settings. Anaru is an experienced facilitator in English and Māori Medium settings and within the primary and secondary sectors. He has worked alongside senior leadership, board of trustees, teachers, students and communities.

Anaru also has experience as a learning designing developing online courses, he is available through CORE for personalised Te Reo Māori assistance both face to face and online.

Prior to joining CORE Education, Anaru worked in the primary sector in a number of teaching and management roles including leading the Te Kauhua project focusing on realising Māori education success. Moving to secondary Anaru taught te reo me ōna tikanga Māori and mentored Māori students.


Anaru has expertise in the following areas:

Culturally responsive and bicultural practice

Successfully supporting learning communities and LCC clusters to:

  • conduct a cultural audit of their current practices
  • empower schools voice from Māori students and their whānau to inform future direction.
  • improve te reo Māori pronunciation and use for beginners upwards.

Digital fluency (English and Māori-medium)

Successfully supported learning communities and LCC clusters to:

  • use the eLearning Planning frameworks (English and Maori-medium) to self-review e-learning practices and capabilities to identify and target areas for improvement
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies.

Change leadership

Successfully supported learning communities and LCC clusters to:

  • redevelop schools/clusters vision, values and personalised curriculum
  • explore current policies and research to support re-design of school documents
  • support leadership of change within the school community
  • establish meaningful relationships with whānau and local iwi to support the re-design of school curriculum so that it better reflects local history, reo and tikanga.

Future-focused education 

Successfully supported learning communities and LCC clusters to:

  • evaluate current practices and identify future-focused goals
  • develop action plans that include future-focused pedagogies, effectively use modern learning environments and reflect biculturalism and agreed vision and values.

Evaluative capability

Successfully supported learning communities and LCC clusters to:

  • identify target students using a holistic analysis of student data
  • collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data about students from multiple sources.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

  • 2016: Understanding how to use data to support teachers, learners and whānau towards better outcomes, Student Information Sharing Initiative Nationwide Workshops
  • 2016: Ngā Rawa Hangarau - Transforming learning through the effective use of Digital Technologies, Digital Horizons Conference
  • 2015: ULearn - BYOD for your kura
  • 2015: Digital Technologies to Empower Māori and Pasifika Learners, Māori and Pasifika Adult and Community Education Professional Development Hui-Fono
  • 2014: Digital technologies to Transform Learning Te Reo Māori, Learning @ School
  • 2014: Learning with Digital Technologies to Empower Māori Learners, Learning @ School 

Personal statement

I am passionate about equity in education for teachers, learners and the wider community.

I believe in establishing and strengthening effective relationships. The relationships I form through my life and work experiences and passion of te reo and tikanga Māori and sport, continues to shape my own development. I wish to assist all tamariki to fulfill their potential and I have recently been researching ways to engage boys in education.