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Shane Burgess

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Tihei Mauri Ora

Ko Taranaki te Maunga

Ko Wanganui te Awa

Ko Endeavour te Waka

Ko Ngai Pakeha te iwi

Ko te kareti o Papamoa te kura

Tihei Mauri Ora!

Kia ora Koutou,

My name is Shane Burgess. I originally hail from Hawera, Taranaki. I completed my Tertiary study at Massey University in Palmerston North. I am currently one of the DP's at Papamoa College. I have responsibility for Years 9/10, Pastoral Care, Learning Support, Daily organisation as well as a myriad of other odds and ends.

My Journey at Papamoa College has been an exciting one, as we are a new school (Yr 7-13) and only opened in 2011. It's been so exciting to be part of a foundation school with a focus on 21st Learning. We were blessed to have Modern Learning Environments which have been great enablers to help support our vision fro high interest, real-life learning.

Prior to Papamoa College, I was employed as the AP at Shannon School in the Horowhenua. Here, I had responsibility for Curriculum in Years 0-4, ICT, Music and Health. Shannon was a Decile 1 school with a strong focus on Maori Education. This is an area for which I have a huge passion.

As a Primary trained teacher, I consider myself lucky to have taught across Years 0-10 as this has helped broaden my knowledge of the NZC.

Outside of school, I have a background in Music, having played the piano since aged 8 as well as being a trained vocalist. Musical Theatre is where my real passion lies. I am currently the Musical Director for Little Shop of Horrors fro Tauranga Musical Theatre, so 2015 looks to be a busy year!

Nga mihi

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  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Shane and welcome to the VLN.

    I am part of the online team and we are here to support you and help you get the most out of the VLN community.

    I see you've joined a group already, maybe I could suggest some other groups to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips (profile image/detail) to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    If you're interested in e-learning, you might like to join this group too. /groups/profile/118255/enabling-elearning/There are several more e-learning sub-groups you might like to join too for on-going conversations.

    Each fortnight we put together the e-learning round-up on the blog, it is well worth skimming through to see the latest discussions and links, [/blog/group/118255/all].

    If you want to know more about VLN/Enabling e-Learning community groups, you can view this webinar recording >>> http://

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Tessa.

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