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Hear from our current students and graduates about their experience studying with us.


Kathryn Ludlow
First Year PGDipLdrship (ECE) Student

"I chose Te Rito Maioha as a provider to embark on the journey of achieving a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE), as they offer such flexibility within the programme. This was very important, with having a family, working full time, and my desire to factor study into the equation. This programme has provided me with the opportunity to further myself in development and knowledge. I also found that they have filled a need within the early childhood community by focusing on leadership, and the different aspects covered are relevant to services around the country. I greatly appreciate the support and guidance from the lecturers. I can say unequivocally that the professionalism and expertise that I am exposed to is second to none. This also includes teachers from other centres that you meet as part of the experience."

Jane Warnock
PGDipLdrship (ECE) Graduate

"Knowing who I would be as a leader provided inspirational words at my very first block course for the Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership (ECE). Two years on and recently graduated, my role as Educational Leader within Tui Early Learners has been enriched from my study journey. I now certainly know who I am as a leader. 

Through engagement with my leadership community, I have acquired a deeper understanding in applying the necessary skills, dispositions and attributes required to be an effective leader. With study contexts such as leading teams, applying pedagogical leadership practice, gaining knowledge of organisational leadership and social justice leadership in effecting change, one cannot underestimate the value of this study and how this has been pivotal to my leadership role. 

Each of these leadership contexts have also been immersed within a bicultural framework, which is a hallmark of all ECNZ’s qualifications. My leadership kete has been enriched and as a successful graduate my postgraduate leadership journey will sustain me throughout my career."