In-school Curriculum Development
On-going work with several primary, intermediate, secondary and area schools supporting the development of their curriculum, and building teachers capacity for varied pedagogical approaches.



Rangi Ruru Girls' School:  November 2017

Workshop title:  Collaboration

Avonside Girls' High School: July 2017

Workshop title:   Collaborative teaching and learning


Energise:  Queenstown, NZ.  April 2017.

Workshop Titles:  1.  Developing Engaging Integrated Units of Work

                               2.  Engaging Students in Learning

Jumbo Day:  Canterbury Area Schools conference:  August, 2016

Workshop title:   Digging Deeper into Inquiry through concept-based curriculum and instruction.


Energise: Ashburton, NZ. April, 2016.
Workshop Title:   Digging Deeper into Inquiry through concept-based curriculum and instruction.


TAISI:  The Association of International Schools in India: Amritsar, India. February, 2016. 
Workshop Title:   Personalised Learning in the Early Years


ULearn Conference:  Auckland, NZ.  October, 2015.
Workshop title:  Digger deeper into inquiry through concept-based curriculum and instruction.



The International School of Lae


January 1994  - December 1996

Director of Curriculum Development

Music Teacher

Primary Teacher



United Nations International School

of Hanoi 

July 2001 - July 2009

Acting Primary Principal

Music Teacher

Learning Support Teacher


The International School of Azerbaijan

July 2009 - July 2015

Assistant Primary Principal

PYP Coordinator

Early Learning Centre Coordinator

Primary teacher


1978 – 1993  and  1997 – 2000

Deputy Principal  

Special Needs Co-ordinator   

Head of Curriculum; Social Studies, Mathematics, The Arts and Physical Education    Mathematics specialist teacher                         

Generalist classroom teacher primary years

Lead teacher

Associate teacher for trainee teachers

Tutor teacher for beginning teachers


"Introduction to the PYP"

  • Vietnam

  • Azerbaijan



"Learning Through Inquiry"

  • ​Georgia

  • Azerbaijan

“The Arts in the PYP” 

  • China

  • Singapore

  • Azerbaijan

“Teaching and Learning in the PYP”  

  • China

  • Indonesia

“Assessment in the PYP”    

  • Vietnam

  • Azerbaijan


 “Authentic Integration in the PYP” 

  • Vietnam

  • Azerbaijan

Member of the team completing the review of the PYP curriculum, The Hague – 2015

Invitation to join the Assessment in the PYP curriculum development team, The Hague – 2011 

Critique for PYP exemplar unit of inquiry and resources in The Arts, online – 2010

PYP Arts Scope and Sequence document writing team, Cardiff, Wales  – 2008-2009 

PYP workshop leader of the following workshops at conferences or in-school workshops 

Tel: +64 21 215 0333                  edukatenz@outlook.com