Content Project Management Lead

Catriona Pene FS v2


PRINCE2 Foundation Project Management Certification – ILX Group
Certificate in Social Media Writing
Diploma in Web Content
Diploma in Teaching – Auckland College of Education

Professional profile

Catriona has a background in primary teaching and curriculum leadership. Prior to joining Tātai Aho Rau Core Education, she taught for over 22 years in Whangarei primary schools at all levels. In her most recent teaching position she piloted a digital classroom programme to support the development of elearning in the school. Catriona has led teacher literacy teams, and as the head of curriculum she oversaw the redevelopment of the school curriculum.


Catriona has worked as a Learning with Digital Technologies facilitator with schools face-to-face and online to provide tailored professional learning. Catriona worked with Northland schools, developing their e-capability and connecting them online for ongoing professional learning.

Project management

Catriona has managed a range of projects at CORE including New Zealand Curriculum Online (NZC Online) from 2015 to 2020; Literacy, ESOL and English Online from 2013 to the present; and Social Sciences Online from 2021 to the present. As part of this work she manages a team who develop online resources for schools to help them implement the NZ Curriculum and their literacy, ESOL and English and Social Sciences Online programmes.
Catriona was also project manager for the development of the Leading Local Curriculum Guides, Local Curriculum, and the Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories Guides 1 and 2.


Catriona has expertise in the following areas:

Digital fluency

Successfully supporting schools and learning communities to:

  • identify and target areas for improvement using the self-review, e-learning practices and capabilities of the eLearning planning framework
  • increase student engagement and achievement through the use of digital technologies
  • build teacher and student e-capability.

Catriona has worked with a whole staff to redesign their school curriculum. She also designed and created resources to support schools to access and implement the New Zealand Curriculum.

Conference presentations, keynotes, seminars, workshops

2016: uLearn workshop - PLN in your pocket - Building online networks for personalised learning
2016: Tai Tokerau Literacy Conference - Using digital tools to support writing programmes
2016: Beginning Teachers Whangarei - Learning Online: tools and communities

Personal statement

I work with a talented team to manage the production of high quality, curriculum-based, accessible resources for all Aotearoa kaiako and their ākonga.
Supporting all educators to feel connected and to see the value in networking with each other to grow their own learning through collaborative and supportive online communities is what I love.