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Fitu Ah-Young


Master of Educational Leadership (Auckland University of Technology AUT)
Bachelor of Education (Massey University)

Consulting specialist in ECE successfully assisted many Pasifika and mainstream ECE services in Auckland, Wellington and across NZ with TAPASA, Te Whariki Curriculum & Assessment | Learning Stories, Teacher Registration and ERO support and guidance through:

  • Connecting and networking | linking – between practitioners and appropriate resources and between practitioners, Pasifika and wider community networks
  • PLD with ECE practitioners on quality assurance practices
  • Applying cultural intelligence, protocols and traditional practices, strengthening cross-sector collaborative engagement
  • Leading and sharing innovation | collaborative practices for compliance, policy development, indigenous Pasifika and organisational leadership

Currently, Executive Board member of the Early Childhood Council of New Zealand.

Current ECE involvement:

  • Director / Owner, five (5) ECE services in Auckland and Wellington
  • Contributor to ECC Pasifika and Policy Focus
  • Ministry of Education, member of Curriculum Voices Group (CVG) | National Curriculum Refresh
  • Professional learning, engagement webinars and workshops

Current Tertiary involvement:

  • New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) engagement:
  • Member of Advisory Board and Pasifika Working Group
  • Member of Industry Tertiary Education (ITE) Group
  • Member of Pasifika Talanoa Group to support Pasifika Strategy

Teaching and research interests:

  • Pasifika indigenous leadership – co-design role in research project with Dr Maria Cooper (University of Auckland)
  • Philosophy of education and leadership
  • Early childhood education policy and research