He Waka Unua

Make meaningful change in your professional and personal life with coaching and mentoring at CORE.


“Tātai ki runga, tātai ki raro, tātai aho rau,
haumi e, hui e tāiki e”

I draw energy from above, I draw energy from below,
the energies entwine, our presence is acknowledged.

Ideal for educators/pukenga in any sector

Our kaiarahi will work alongside as you develop your own way forward, within your own context. They will provide you with the time, space and energy to make real-life changes in your learning journey.

Coaching and mentoring identifies your personal and professional needs, empowering you to:

  • Navigate change and support others through it too
  • Identify and build leadership practices
  • Develop strategies and solutions for specific situations and challenges
  • Explore areas of specialisation (such as e-learning, modern learning practices, cultural responsiveness, and much more)
  • Develop your skills
  • Meet your personal and professional goals
  • Collect, select and reflect on a body of evidence for appraisal as needed
  • Design, plan, implement and evaluate your own inquiry.

Your mentor and coach identifies and shares resources which extend your skills and your thinking, providing ongoing support throughout.

Commitment and cost

You choose the commitment.


  • $1,300+gst for six one-hour sessions
  • $1,900+gst for 12 one-hour sessions

Groups (2-5 people):

  • $1,900+gst for six one-hour sessions
  • $3,200+gst for 12 one-hour sessions

Coaching and mentoring example scenarios


Coaching and mentoring example scenario 1

Simon is in his first year as principal of Kiwi School. He is struggling to understand the leadership role, and, due to changes that are happening within the school, keeps missing the compliance deadlines. He does a search online and comes across CORE's coaching and mentoring programme, with a focus on leadership...

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Coaching and mentoring example scenario 2

Hinerangi is leading a newly formed Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. The Kāhui Ako has a variety of ethnicities within their leadership group and is in an area that has a high Māori population. Within their group, they are looking for support to develop their leadership capabilities through a Māori lens...

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Coaching and mentoring example scenario 3

Rochelle recently became Head of Department at Kiwi High School. She feels she has the skills for the job but is having feelings of imposter syndrome, and concerns about her ability to carry out the role. For fear of making herself vulnerable, and possibly risking being seen as incapable of doing the job, Rochelle doesn’t want to confide in anyone in the school...