Ko Maungapōhatu te maunga
Ko Ōhinemataroa te awa
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Tauarau te marae
Ko Ngāti-Rongo te hapu
Ko Tūhoe te iwi
Ko Ruatoki te haukainga
Hīria is of Tuhoe descent and a fluent speaker of Te Reo Māori with 27 years experience working in the secondary sector. Hīria works as a kaitakawaenga/education consultant from her home town of Whakatāne.
She supports kura and schools in:
Te Reo me ōna Tikanga
second language acquisition
assessment for learning
literacy, boys in literacy
project based learning
culturally responsive and relational pedagogy
NCEA - assessment and moderation
inquiry and reflective practice.
Hīria is an experienced facilitator. Previously she worked as a lead facilitator in Phase two of the Te Kotahitanga research and professional development programme. She believes that inquiry and ongoing reflective practice are keys to developing agentic learning pedagogy and practices.
To keep things in balance Hīria enjoys time with family, friends and her two dogs. She also teaches Te Reo Maori in the community and is active in her hapu and on her marae.