Accredited Facilitator (English-medium) and Project Lead - SELO

Region: Canterbury/Chatham Islands
Justine Mason


Bachelor of Teaching and Learning – University of Canterbury
Diploma Teaching – Christchurch College of Education
Accredited Incredible Years Group Leader
Incredible Years Autism Group Leader
RIE Foundations: Theory and Observation

Professional profile

Justine is an experienced facilitator with a passion for early years education. Justine worked for over 18 years in teaching and leadership roles in the early childhood sector. With over 15 years experience in professional learning and development, Justine has knowledge and understanding about the design and implementation of professional learning and development programmes.

She has designed and developed online content and resources for national curriculum contracts and has considerable online and face-to-face facilitation experience. Justine also remains closely connected to kaiako practice and curriculum implementation. Her strength in establishing strong, trusting relationships and partnerships, and her commitment to making a positive difference inspires those she works alongside in meaningful, relevant ways to be the best they can be in the learning communities they serve.


  • Curriculum implementation
  • Assessment for learning
  • Social competence
  • Infant and toddler pedagogy
  • Integrating digital technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Online facilitation designing and developing online content and resources.

Conference presentations

2018 (with K. O’Connell Sutherland) Working collaboratively to support meaningful learning pathways between early childhood and schools and kura. Presented at uLearn18.
2017 (with K. O’Connell Sutherland) Strengthening learning pathways and learning continuity through the update of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa Early childhood curriculum. Presented at uLearn17.
2016 Social Competence in a future focused education landscape. Presented at uLearn16.
2016 (with J. Wright) Where cultural literacies connect. Presented at uLearn16.
2016 Understanding and supporting toddler’s social competence in an early childhood programme. Presented at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Professional Development Hui.
2015 (with J. Fensom, V. Kidd, and R. McKenzie) O Leo O fanau. Presented at SA’SIA (Society of Aoga Amata Aotearoa) conference, Apia & Savaii, Samoa.
2015 Mason, J. A pedagogy of care for two year olds in kindergarten. Presented at Kidsfirst Kindergartens Professional Development Hui.

Personal statement

I am a born and bred Cantabrian and live close to Lincoln. I love the semi-rural lifestyle and enjoy spending time with family and friends. We spend the winter cheering on the side of a rugby field and the summers on the beaches and lakes of the magnificent Te Wai Pounamu. I have recently rediscovered my love for crafty things and, when I have the time, I love to create bits and bobs with a sewing machine or crochet hook.