Āwhina Gray (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Manawa)
Phone: (07) 308-6322
Āwhina has taught in the primary, intermediate, secondary, and tertiary sectors and is a part-time Whakaakoranga tutor at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Since 1997, she has been involved in a variety of Ministry of Education initiatives as a manager, co-ordinator and facilitator in both long and short term projects, including the re-development of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and resources to support the revised marautanga.
For several years now, Āwhina has been involved in providing professional development for Māori teachers through a number of initiatives. She has also undertaken professional development research for Māori teachers in secondary schools and has been involved with NCEA since its inception including the development of achievement standards and support resources that derive from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Āwhina is accredited as a Professional Learning and Development (PLD) facilitator to support teachers in English-medium and Māori-medium settings through the centrally-funded PLD option offered by the Ministry of Education.
1995 - Diploma Design and Art: Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
1993 - Higher Diploma of Teaching.
1993 - Diploma of Bilingual Teaching.
1984 - Trained Teachers Certificate.
1983 - Teachers College Diploma: Wellington College of Education
It’s a privilege to work with teachers and schools. I enjoy working with teachers to explore approaches to language teaching and learning with the aim of strengthening our practice as language teachers. I have a particular interest in the teaching and learning of te reo Māori oral language.
Tō mātou waimarie te whiwhi i a koe ki te tautoko i a mātou ki te whakarite i tētahi Matrix mō te Te Reo-ā-waha. He rawe ki au te ako i ngā ngohe paku hei āwhina i au ki te whakaako ki ngā tamariki pērā i te ‘Kei roto i te kapata a Kui’. He mihi mīharo ki a koe e hoa. (Kaiako – PLD Te Reo Māori)
I would like to thank all the facilitators, Dee, Harata and Āwhina - you have all done a wonderful job. You made me feel comfortable and my views important to the collective learning. Ngā mihi mutunga kore me te manaaki o te Runga Rawa. (Kaiako – PLD NCEA)