Last week Ms Ruwhiu Toms, Head of Maori Department, was privileged to be a part of the Asia Pacific Alumni Gathering in Kuala Lumpur.
This was a teachers conference shared with over 100 participants from 11 countries including the Phillipines, Nepal, Japan and India. It was a space to share experiences, hear inspiration and learn tools for best practice. Spending 3 days surrounded by like minded people aiming to come up with solutions to inequity within schools was an amazing experience. There were skill building sessions, reflections and collaborations which lead to a lot of learning, understanding and acknowledgement of each others culture. This trip was an amazing experience and opened my eyes to the world. It also served as a reminder of how lucky we are in New Zealand in terms of education.