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