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Meet the Team

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The NZQA National Assessment Facilitators

The Secondary Examinations Team has approximately 30 members and is made up of National Assessment Facilitators and Editors. Support is provided to the team by 9 administrative staff.

National Assessment Facilitators

All of the team members have at least one thing in common, they are passionate about the work they do, and the fact that the work they do has a national impact. The team is supportive and friendly and there is a high level of interaction at a professional level.

Let us introduce some of the team: 

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Name:

Alan Newall

Job Title:

Team Leader, National Assessment Facilitators

Subject(s):

English, Psychology

Length of Service:

9 years

Background:

I have worked in five secondary schools over 34 years, most recently as a Deputy Principal, and also have had responsibility for curriculum, commerce, careers, gateway and pastoral needs of seniors.

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Name:

Eng Lim Lawrey

Job Title:

National Assessment Facilitator

Subject(s):

Home Economics

Length of Service:

9 years

Background:

Prior to NZQA, I held various positions in a large Auckland school including Director of ICT and Director of Student Pathways.  I have also been involved with pre-service teacher training, external marking and moderation.

 Tim

Ko tōku ingoa

Tim Tukapua

He tūnga:

Kaitakawāenga

Ngā marautanga:

Ko te Reo Māori he Kaupae 1-3 me Te Hiringa

Ko te Hauora he Kaupae 1-3.

Te roanga ake i te tūnga:

15 ngā marama.

 

Tīmatahia mai aku mahi whakaako tamariki i aku tamariki ake kia mohio ai rātou ki o mātou tikanga me te kōrero i to mātou reo rangatira nei.  Manakohia ai mātou kia eke panuku ai ā mātou tamariki.  I te marae kē mātou i taua wā ei whakaako anaai i ngā tamariki, ā, kāore he wāhi i tua atu i tērā.  He kitenga ā-karu, he rangona ā-taringa, he rangona hoki ā te whatumanawa i te wairua me ngā tikanga o te marae.  Te mutunga kē mai o tauae karaihe!20 tau ki muri e whakaako tamariki ana i ngā kura Māori.  Nō roto anō i a ahau ko Muaūpoko i tīmata ai.  Noho tonu ana ki ōku whanaunga o Rangitāne i te kura kaupapa Māori o Tamaki-nui-ā-rua.  Haere tika tonu atu ki ngā uri o te kohu ko Ruatāhuna kākahu mauku, ko Ruatāhuna paku kore, i reira whakaako ai i ngā tamariki i te Wharekura o Hūiarau.  Huri kē mai tōku waka ki te tonga, tau ana ki Tauhara maunga ko Ngāti Tūtemōhuta te tangata.  Nōku te waimarie i te tūranga tumuaki i reira.  Tōia tonu mai ki te tonga ko tōku tīpuna a Tara kia hoki mai ai ki te wā kāinga ki te Whanga nui-ā-Tara.  He kuhutanga atu ki te whare o te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa hei tiaki i aku paepae ko te Reo Māori ko te Hauora. 

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Name:

Lyall Prestidge

Job Title:

National Assessment Facilitator

Subject(s):

Mathematics and Biology

Length of Service:

10 years

Background:

I worked teaching secondary school physics and science for 30 years. I marked science and physics external exams for many of those years. I began working at NZQA as physics National Assessment Moderator, and after two years joined the Secondary Examinations team as a NAF.  My current areas of responsibility include biology and level 3 and NZ Scholarship Calculus and Statistics examinations, and the training of new panel leaders.

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Name

Lauren Crowe

Job Title:

National Assessment Facilitator

Subject(s):

International Languages

Length of Service:

5 months

Background:

Kia Ora!  I was a Deputy Principal at a secondary school and taught English for many years, but I have also taught from Year 1 to Year 8 as well.  I have always been focussed on the ways in which our children are exposed to learning and assessment.  I worked developing and marking examinations for many years.

 Nehi

Ingoa:

 Nehi Tukapua

Tūnga:

Kaitakawaenga

Ngā Marautanga: 

Te Reo Rangatira, Latin

He Kaitakawaenga mō ngā kaupapa o Te Mātākura

He Kaitakawaenga mō ngā pepa whakamātautau a-waho kua whakamāori

He pitopito kōrero:

Tūhoe mau tonu! Ka hoki nei au ki Pāpueru, ki Te Weraiti te nōhanga o Ngāti Tāwhaki.  Piki ake au ki Araiwhenua, ka titiro iho Ko Mangaōrongo ko Rauiri,ko Tātaahoata,ko Tapuwae te whare, ko Ngāi Te Riu.

He tumuaki i roto i ā tātou Wharekura, Kura Kaupapa hoki, me te kaingākau mō te rua tekau tau neke atu kia eke tiketike ai ā tātou tamariki Māori i roto i ngā kaupapa mātauranga.

Kotahi tau taku nōhanga ki roto i ēnei mahi o Te Mana Tohu Mātauranga, me kī anei tōku paepae!

Piki mai kake mai!

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Name:

Manisha Sukha

Job Title:

 Business Process Systems Analyst

Length of Service:

8 years

Background:

I have worked extensively in projects across the banking and financial sector both as a Project Manager and Business Analyst. I have implemented systems enhancements and designed screens for a number of systems, including Internet Banking. I have also been contracted with the Ministry of Education to document their early childcare centre (ECC) processes and assist in the redevelopment of their ECC systems.

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Name:

Sarah Cameron

Job Title:

Editor

Length of Service:

10 years

Background:

My editorial experience began at Reader’s Digest in Sydney in 2000, where I worked on developing, copywriting, and editing advertising sales material. I completed a Book Editing and Publishing Diploma and further work as a freelance copywriter and editor in Sydney, before returning to New Zealand and joining NZQA as an Editor in 2008.

 Steve

 Name:

Steve Bargh

 Job Title:

Team Leader, National Assessment Facilitators

 Subject(s):

Art history

Length of Service:

 17 years

 Background:

A secondary school teacher for 17 years, finishing up as HOD PE prior to joining NZQA in 2001. I started as part of the NCEA Implementation Team and became a NAF in 2002 when the NCEA was implemented. 

 Sue

 Name:

Sue Chalmers

 Job Title:

Manager, Secondary Examinations

 Subjects(s):

Overview of all subjects

Length of Service:

16 years

 Background:

Head of Department PE, before leaving the sector to work in the sports industry (coaching education) for 7 years. I joined NZQA as a National Assessment Facilitator, before becoming Team Leader and then Manager in 2007. I am now fully engaged in ensuring all students have the best possible experience when undertaking external assessment, whether that is digital or on paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the National Assessment Facilitators come from diverse backgrounds within the education sector. Some have been Principal's Nominees, some Heads of Department and others were not teaching at the time they were recruited.  But they all are here to make a difference!

Could you be the person to join us?

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