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Pasifika Team Leader

Manu Faaea-Semeatu

Manu Faaea-Semeatu

I am the spokesperson for the Pasifika Team which encompasses several roles within CORE Education that involve the development and direction of Pasifika, particularly the implementation of the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 in all projects. I also work as a Learning with Digital Technologies facilitator, provide Professional Learning Services to education institutions, centres and schools, and facilitate online discussions on Virtual Professional Learning Development (VPLD) and the Virtual Learning Network (VLN).


Pasifika Team Members

Ruta McKenzie

Ruta McKenzie

I am the Pasifika early childhood specialist at CORE Education. In this role with our Pasifika community in Christchurch I strive to make connections with all our Pasifika communities throughout the South Island to ensure that we are all working towards the same vision in the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017.

Shannon Vulu

Shannon Vulu

My role is an administrator for the Māori and Pasifika teams​, managing the day to day running of our Wellington CORE office and providing support to the rest of our CORE aiga.

Teanau Tuiono

Teanau Tuiono

I am of Cook Island descent and also proficient in Te Reo Māori. I coordinate Māori medium publishing projects along with developing digital stories, Māori and Pasifika EDTalks and overseeing Pasifika resources online. I also work as a member of the Pasifika Team with a particular focus in the Pacific region through UNESCO.