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Meet the advisors

CLA team group photo

From left to right: Anne Robertson, Clive Francis, Charles Newton, Renee Raroa, Tim Harper, Tania Coutts, Warren Hall, Philippa Nicoll Antipas, Trevor Storr, Lynne Silcock, Ānaru White, Te Mako Orzecki, Viv Hall, Rick Whalley, Ray Burkhill

Ray Burkhill

Ray Burkhill, Project Leader, Christchurch

Ray says that the CLA’s job is to help you remove the technological barriers and get on with the business of teaching and learning. The team has such a diverse range of technological skills and experience in education that whatever your question, there's a good chance we can help you!

Anne Robertson

Anne Robertson, Hamilton

Anne says that the best thing about working with the CLA is the opportunity to work with teachers in all sorts of schools and kura and learn about what they are doing.

Clive Francis

Clive Francis, Auckland

Clive enjoys that the CLA team are all educators who really care about helping teachers and leaders to make the best use of digital technologies for learning so that students can become confident, connected, and actively involved lifelong learners!

Renee Raroa

Renee Raroa, Gisborne

Renee enjoys that the expertise of the CLA team is varied, the perspectives diverse, and the ways of working open so that collectively we provide the best solutions and advice for schools and kura.

Tim Harper

Tim Harper, Wanaka

Tim likes seeing the huge number of really positive things that are happening daily in our schools.

Tania Coutts

Tania Coutts, Tai Tokerau

For Tania, the best thing about working with the CLA is he tangata, he tangata, he tangata – building relationships across Tai Tokerau and supporting many in their mahi.

Warren Hall

Warren Hall, Blenheim

Warren would remind schools and kura that they do not need to feel like they are shouldering big decisions on their own as the CLA team are here to support them.

Philippa Nicoll-Antipas

Philippa Nicoll Antipas, Wellington

Of working with the CLA, Philippa says it is a privilege to serve the variety and diversity of schools and kura.

Trevor Storr

Trevor Storr, Waimate

Trevor would remind schools and kura that even the smallest question or clarification is worth asking. The CLA works with schools to get the best outcome for you and your learners.

Lynne Silcock

Lynne Silcock, Wellington

Lynne loves supporting teachers and leaders to find ways to meet the needs of every unique learner in their school and kura.

Anaru White

Ānaru White, Christchurch

Ānaru enjoys bringing his kaupapa Māori view to Te Ara Whītiki, and providing practical advice that leads to quick solutions for schools and kura.

Te Mako Orzecki

Te Mako Orzecki, Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Kei Te Whanganui-ā-Tara a Te Mako e tau ana. Kei kōnei a Te Mako mō ngā Kura Arareo Māori, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa nō whea rātou e noho ana. E tāpae ana mātou he ratonga kore utu mō ngā kura.

Viv Hall

Viv Hall, Tāmaki Makaurau

Of working with the CLA, Viv says that she enjoys the supportive, collaborative nature of the team who are really fun to work with. He rau ringa e oti ai.

Rick Whalley

Rick Whalley, Bay of Plenty

Rick reminds schools and kura that the CLA is a free service with a team of people who are here to help and are only an email or phone call away.

Charles Newton

Charles Newton, Nelson

Charles supports the CLA with their work around strategic planning, supporting leaders, and Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

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