Lynette Bradnam (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu)



Phone: (07) 308-6322

Lynette has taught in both the schooling and tertiary sectors and has experience as an Assistant Principal. Her teaching experience at tertiary level includes five years developing and lecturing college of education and university programmes. While at Wellington College of Education, Lynette became Head of School, Te Kura Māori, when Wellington College of Education merged with Victoria University. During her time at the university, Lynette was also involved in research and evaluation and was a member of the evaluation team for the evaluation of Te Kauhua Māori Mainstream Pilot Project, Ministry of Education.

Lynette has been involved in the development of key professional development programmes for teachers of Māori students while working at the Ministry of Education. This includes programmes such as Te Kotahitanga, Te Mana Kōrero and Te Kauhua.

Lynette 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.


2004 - Victoria University of Wellington M.Ed

1977 - Department of Education: Trained Teachers' Certificate

1976 - Wellington Teachers' College: Diploma of Teaching


Lynette's Message

As a Facilitator of PLD I believe my role is to listen to the needs of the client and ensure the response is tailored appropriately. My goal is to provide PLD that is based on relevant research, proven quality practice, interactive, challenging and supportive. Spending time to build relationships with those I am supporting is important, and collecting feedback regarding the PLD provided is key to being a successful facilitator. I aim to motivate and inspire for action!



The Tumuaki and Management PLD led by Lynette Bradman has supported us to develop senior leaders including the principal & BoT who provide opportunities for Māori ākonga/learners to succeed in and through te reo Māori. This work has built the capability of our teachers and leaders to meet the strategic and compliance requirements in the kura e.g. planning and reporting, charter & appraisal. We have developed our understanding and application of Hautū, Ka Hikitia & Tātaiako to raise the achievement of our Māori ākonga/learners across our kura. [Tumuaki]


I really enjoyed our last session with you and am seriously looking at my plan for next steps! You are an amazing facilitator and I hope that you can continue to offer courses like Aratiatia, Aspiring Leaders, in the future because our kaiako need it. It has been the best PD personally that I have had for a very long time. [RTLB]


Lynette presented confidently and gave us time to reflect and apply new info into real contexts back at school. Always a strong presenter. Very helpful course. [Kaiako]


Lynette was fantastic & very inspiring Thank you for providing this opportunity. [Kaiako)]


Aumihi ana ki a Lynette, me te tīma ō muri e whakapau kaha ana ki te hiki i ngā kaupapa e whai hua ai ngā kaiako Māori puta noa i te motu, ahakoa kura au noa, kura kaupapa Māori rānei. [Kaiako]