Tonu'u Tui

Pacific Cultural Lead

Peseta Tonu'u Tui


Diploma of Teaching – Wellington College of Education
Bachelor of Education – Victoria University of Wellington

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 me… to be the best kaiako and educational leader I can be!