An introduction to Rauhuia | Leadership Space

Featuring the Teaching Council’s Chief Executive Lesley Hoskin and Deputy Chief Executive Māori Tamahau Rowe, this evocative video filmed at Matangireia, Parliament’s former Māori Affairs Committee Room, provides both rationale and motivation to engage in the Rauhuia space.

They make it clear that it is a non-negotiable that Te Tiriti o Waitangi should provide the framework of leadership capability growth and development for kaiako in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The video explains the importance of dismantling concepts of hierarchy in leadership, and using a Māori whānau leadership model which has people leading from behind and the sides.     

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Towards a Leadership Strategy

Featuring Ripeka Lessels and Frances Nelson who were both part of the development of the leadership strategy in 2018. They share their reflections on how they remember those initial stages of the leadership strategy and their vision now as Rauhuia | Leadership Space comes to life.

Recording of special introduction event with teachers

We hosted a virtual leadership event in March 2021, to introduce the entire teaching profession to the leadership work and to invite all to get involved. The event was recorded and is available to watch any time. 

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What do we want to achieve through Rauhuia | Leadership Space?

Teacher leadership has the potential to answer some of the most vexing educational issues we face. Rauhuia | Leadership Space serves as a tūāpapa, a foundation, to help teachers unleash the power of their leadership in the lives of children, young people and the community.

Rauhuia | Leadership Space aspires for all teachers to:

  • have the opportunity to grow their leadership capability and lead through values
  • build new knowledge about effective leadership through partnerships
  • easily find and participate in a range of networks relevant to their learning goals
  • be engaged in work to address significant issues, advocating and participating in problem solving at local and national levels.

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