CORE's Team

Peseta Tonu'u Tui

Early Years Manager


1998 Diploma of Teaching - Wellington College of Education
1998 Bachelor of Education - Victoria University of Wellington

Contact details


P: 0800 267 300

M: 0205 909 6294

Region: Wellington

Peseta Pele Taonuu Tui FS

Professional profile

Peseta is of Samoa and Tahitian descent. She upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and is a strong advocate for all tamariki.

Peseta is a reflective and skilled practitioner across schooling and early childhood education. She has extensive experience in senior leadership roles as Deputy Principal and Principal in the Primary sector. She has impacted transformative change in her role as Centre Manager in both English medium and Pacific led early learning settings.

Her mentoring, coaching and management skills clearly focus on best teaching practice and research to meet the learning needs of every child. She sets high expectations of herself and others she works with.

Peseta brings to this role experiences across schooling and early years learning.


  • Cultural competency
  • Te Whāriki and New Zealand curriculum knowledge
  • Local curriculum development
  • Pedagogical leadership
  • Strategic planning
  • Relational building
  • Mentoring kaiako into leadership roles

Personal statement

My pacific culture grounds me. My Aiga uplifts me. My faith sustains be the best kaiako and educational leader I can be!