Jo Fletcher

About me

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa

I am an experienced kaiako and leader, working across a range of early childhood services.

Honouring Te Tiriti is at the forefront of my practice as I prioritise natural and respectful integration of Māori language and culture.  I am passionate about building trusting, responsive, reciprocal learning partnerships with tamariki, whānau and kaiako, ensuring their language, culture and identity are embedded within the curriculum design.  I am mindful of inequality and look at ways to remove barriers within practice, ensuring equity and excellence for all learners.

My recent role as Curriculum Champion involved pedagogical leadership, mentoring and curriculum implementation of the revised Te Whāriki.  I promote a rich curriculum for all tamariki, by looking at ways to strengthen whānau engagement, embracing localised curriculum and establishing learning pathways.

I have facilitated kaiako understanding of effective Internal Evaluation, successfully building learning networks and online forums across the Waikato.   

I have also been working in a role as a Pou Tautoko for the Teaching Council mentoring provisionally certified kaiako.

My passion and drive continue to focus on engaging with kaiako, to strengthen practices and learning outcomes for tamariki, within the early childhood sector.

Personal statement

“Tūngaia te ururua, kia tupu whakaritorito te tupu o te harakeke – Clear the undergrowth so that the new shoots of the flax will grow.”

My career is a strong passion and to sustain my commitment I ensure mana atua through my love of nature.  I live in a beautiful part of the Coromandel Peninsula, taking advantage of both bush and beach walks as well as enjoying fishing.  My family is everything, in which I connect with as often as possible.

Brief description: Facilitator - Matika, Maranga - Te Whāriki | He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa
Organisation you work for: CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau