Rosalie Reiri

Kairangi Ngaio Māori and Accredited Facilitator (English-medium and Māori-medium)

M: 021 919 764
P: 0800 267 300
Region: Auckland

Rosalie Reiri


Master of Education (First Class Hons) – Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Graduate Diploma in Literacy (Rūmaki) – Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato
Bachelor of Teaching (Rūmaki) – Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato

Professional experience

For the last two years Rosalie has worked for CORE Education in the Māori Medium team facilitating Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA), Te Reo Māori in Māori in Medium and Te Reo o te Kaiako. This has involved a blended delivery of wānanga, face-to-face and online learning approaches in order to build capabilities with kaiako, kura and schools.

Rosalie has been teaching for 11 years in rūmaki within the Waikato and South Auckland where knowledge of diversity and multiculturalism was fostered. She has recently completed a dissertation: "How to build a community of successful Māori learners in a decile one school", in order to identify key components to ensure success for Māori supports success for all.

She has also supported professional learning services for dual medium schools in Modern Learning Environments and the Transform programme in supporting schools revisioning their vision and direction.


Rosalie has expertise in the following areas:

Curriculum design

Successfully supporting learning in Kura Kaupapa, Rūmaki and dual-medium schools in the following ways:

  • supporting the building of capabilities working with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • supporting ngā Whanaketanga Rūmaki Reo practices and strengthened assessment capabilities; including positive use of Te Waharoa Ararau ā motu
  • facilitating the development of marau ā-kura and localising the curriculum
  • developing graduate profiles with key stakeholders.
Cultural responsiveness

Successfully supporting schools and boards to work in culturally responsive ways to:

  • build awareness of historical and local events
  • acknowledge the Treaty Articles as guiding principles
  • apply practical ways of working with whānau, kaiako and students.
Whānau engagement

Successfully supporting schools, rūmaki and whānau classes to:

  • increase whānau engagement and support
  • build positive relationships with whānau, ākonga and the community
  • promote multiple ways of communicating with whānau
  • initiate programmes, processes and policies to support positive behaviour, enrolments and reo classes for whānau.
Teaching as inquiry

Successfully supporting individual teachers and groups of kaiako to:

  • understand the difference between teaching as inquiry and inquiry learning
  • realise student achievement is closely aligned to assessment
  • advance positive shifts in student achievement is linked to teacher practice
  • create cultural inquiry tools using local narratives as an avenue to understand localised stories and to understand teaching as inquiry further.

Conference presentations, seminars, workshops

2016: uLearn: He Ekenga Angitu i tētahi taiao Māori
2016: Eke panuku Māori Modern Learning Environments
2016: Mātātoa Māori Learning Environments
2015: uLearn: He Kohinga Rauemi mā ngā kaiako o te kura teina
2015: Māori Edventures: findings from dissertation

Personal statement

Wagner (2008) states “Knowledge is a commodity, it is free like the air we breathe”, if this is the case then what we teach, how we teach and knowing why we are teaching is fundamental. This needs to be clear and at the forefront. I believe in the principles of collaboration, connection, agency and ubiquity are key drivers for student success for 21st century learners.

I am passionate about upholding Māori heritage, culture, identity and language which I use as a platform to teach from. My personal challenge is to support blended learning of te reo Māori while maintaining tikanga and kaupapa Māori values. I believe technology has the opportunity to transform Māori education and bring about success for all.