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Meet the advisors

Jess Bond

Jess Bond, Christchurch

Jess is based in Christchurch and loves visiting the schools in this region and celebrating the strengths and experiences they bring especially around using digital technologies for learning. 

Ray Burkhill, Project Leader, Christchurch

Ray Burkhill

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!

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!

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.

Tim Harper

Tim Harper, Wanaka

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

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.

Te Mako Orzecki

Te Mako Orzecki, Wellington

Te Mako is based in Wellington and is a first point of contact for Te Ara Whītiki/Connected Learning Advisory. He is able to work with both English and Māori medium schools in connecting kura to the right people within the Advisory for advice and support.

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.

Karl Summerfield

Karl Summerfield, Tasman

Karl is based in Tasman, and likes solving technology issues so that teachers can focus on the teaching and learning. He really enjoys all the creativity shown by the tamariki in our schools.

Anaru White

Ānaru White, Taranaki

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

You can speak to us in either English or te reo Māori

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Call our Advisory on 0800 700 400

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Complete the online form  in our Advisory Helpdesk