New Staff Member for Centre for Languages Team, Tony Halalilo

Introducing Tony Halalilo

This is Tony Halalilo’s 5th year as a facilitator of learning. After his recent appointment he now works for both the Centre of Languages and the Centre of Hauora and Well-being.  

Tony comes from an extensive educational career teaching in New Zealand, Japan and China.  For Tony, well-being and healthy relationships are central to all aspects of learning in education. This includes the value that language learning holds in one’s identity and their overall well-being. He enjoys establishing open to learning reciprocal relationships with all learners and is proud of his Pacific Island, Kiwi and Irish heritage. Tony is driven by seeing all learners and educators do well regardless of their ethnicity, generation, race or religion.

Tony recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Education at The University of Auckland with a focus on cultural responsiveness, educational change and educational leadership. He believes that we are all leaders in education with a role and responsibility to possess and uphold an open mindset when it comes to both our own learning and the learning we offer our young people. 

Tony offers GROW workshops in physical activity that can be used across the curriculum, and a Well-being workshop that shows us the importance of Well-being and the many different meanings it has come to be in recent times. He has also worked on Ministry contracts, where the focus is on building the capacity of both Pacific Island and non-Pacific Island educator capabilities knowledge and understanding of each other's histories and cultural differences.