CORE's Team

Traci Sietu

Accredited Facilitator (English-medium)


2018 PGDip Education (Educational Administration and Leadership) - Massey University
2018 MEd (Educational Leadership) - Auckland University of Technology
2009 GradDip Education (Special Needs) - Canterbury University
2008 BEd (Teaching) - Massey University

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 021 246 6900

Accreditation Number: ACC 1043

Region: Auckland

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Professional profile

  • Innovative learning spaces: planning, teaching pedagogical research and implementing changes for 21st century education
  • Collaborative teaching practices, future-focused learning, including the use of digital technologies in the classroom
  • Culturally responsive pedagogies for Pasifika learners
  • Teaching as Inquiry, Collaborative inquiry, Kahui Ako Communities of Learning
  • Leadership through coaching and mentoring
  • Early Years
  • Special Character
  • Inclusive education
  • Health and physical education leadership, curriculum and development
  • Administration, including coaching and management of sports/clubs within education and community based


Traci has expertise in the following areas:

  • Engagement with Māori and Pasifika communities
  • Culturally responsive practices
  • Learning space design/ILE transition
  • 21st Century pedagogies
  • Digital fluency
  • Inclusive practices
  • Administration
  • Coaching and mentoring

Previous projects

  • Future-focused learning in an innovative learning environment where we can promote success of Māori/Pasifika students who are transitioning from ILE spaces into our Catholic Secondary Schools
  • Building leadership capacity in primary education
  • Evaluative processes in education organisations
  • Teacher disconnections v digital technologies in the classroom
  • Critical reflection of professional practices in the primary context
  • The impact of ineffective leadership on staff culture, development and retention
  • Review and development of education frameworks through a Pasifika lens
  • Equity and social justice through HR practices in education
  • Researching 21st century models of education
  • Researching and developing design briefs for ILE’s through a collaborative project

Professional body membership

  • MOE, Pasifika Leaders North/North West forum

Conferences and presentations

  • CORE Changing spaces

Awards, fellowships and scholarships

  • AUT PGCert ‘Innovations in Education’ Scholarship

Current projects

  • Raising engagement of Pasifika learners through student wellbeing and culturally responsive pedagogies.

Personal statement

From the beginning of my first day I stepped into education I have lived by the motto, ‘Believe you can achieve’. I consider that education is a life-long journey. My purpose for entering education was to be able to support, inspire, motivate and provide teachers and learners the opportunity to have a voice and be proud of who they are and what they contribute. Each day I am reminded of the importance of positive and collegial relationships, trust, open communication and respect of ourselves and others in order to work collaboratively and successfully through the progressions of 21st century education. The gift of giving is so powerful and I hope to always continue to share my questions, knowledge and personal experiences while learning from others through the vast opportunities in our diverse educational contexts across our sectors.