Executive Contacts

 

HETTANZ National Office

PO Box 10612
Wellington 6011

Phone: 04 473 8043

Email: info@HETTANZ.org.nz

For all general enquiries, please contact us here.

National Executive

Sharyn Macpherson

Sharyn Macpherson

Position

President

Phone Number(s)

Phone: 07 827 9899 Ext 485

Email

president@hettanz.org.nz

Bio

I am the Head of Faculty for Technology at St Peter’s in Cambridge. I have many years of experience in teaching at a range of levels and using standards from a wide range of areas, including Home and Life Sciences, Technology, DVC and Hospitality. I really enjoy class room teaching and learning new skills to improve our students learning experiences.

I have been a HETTANZ member since 1987, and have played an active role holding several positions in the Auckland branch and previously in the Bay of Plenty. In my spare time I enjoy quilting and scrap-booking and spending time with my family.

Adrienne Reeves

Position

Vice president

Email

vicepresident@hettanz.org.nz

Region

Region D – Northern South Island

Regional Representatives

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Pippa Lawlor

Region

Region A – Northern North Island

Phone Number(s)

Mobile:   021 0244 3625

Email

mintednz@gmail.com

Bio

I am an accredited PLD facilitator with the MoE and moderator for Competenz, with specialist expertise in textile design and clothing manufacture. As a former technology facilitator for Team Solutions at the University of Auckland I have a wide range of teaching experience in primary, intermediate and secondary schools in both the UK and New Zealand. I hold degrees in both Science and Hard Materials Technology and have created innovative STEM education programmes for, amongst others, a consortium of Museums in Northland.

My education management experience includes head of department, head of learning area and head of faculty roles. In the UK I have also worked with communities of learning as technology liaison for primary to secondary transitioning. Other professional educational roles have focused on leading cross-curricular initiatives such as STEM, RSA projects and work with industry training providers for vocational education.

I have been involved with several pioneering projects focused on teacher professional development, partnering with organisations as diverse as Goldsmiths College London and Sheffield Hallam University.   I am a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming for coaching and mentoring, with a Masters Degree in Multimedia, IT and Education.

Julie Leonard

Region

Region E – Southern South Island

Email

ssi@hettanz.org.nz

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Sue Hannaway

Region

Region C – Central New Zealand

Phone Number(s)

Work: 04 478 8189

Email

cnz@hettanz.org.nz

Bio

I am currently Technology Learning area Leader at Onslow College in Wellington. My specialist area is Fashion & Textiles, though I also have teaching experience in Home Economics, Food Technology and Graphics.I have been a HETTANZ member since 1994.

After arriving from the UK, HETTANZ was a lifeline to a ‘fresh off the plane’ teacher. It continues to be a great support for me both in the classroom and personally. In my down time my passion is anything fabric (with a strong hint of sustainability mixed in) – I am a budding quilter with diminishing shelf space and too many UFO’s (unfinished objects!) I have been an active member of the Wellington HETTANZ branch committee for a number of years and have previously taken on the CNZ regional representative role in 2009/10.

In changing times I feel that it is crucial to continue to support a strong subject association and am keen to bring the views of Central New Zealand teachers to the National Executive. I look forward to representing the region and making a contribution our subject association. “ Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much “ – Helen Keller

 

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Amy Macaskill (Ngai Tahu)

Position

HETTANZ Executive Māori Representitive

Phone Number(s)

Mobile: 027 305 8150

Email

MaoriRep@hettanz.org.nz

Bio

Textiles and Fashion and Design and Visual Communication Teacher Kāpiti College

Amy  is a graduate of the Wanganui School of Design (BFash) and Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School(dip.Costume) . She started her teaching career at Kāpiti College in 2006 has taught Textiles and Fashion in London and the US.  In her ‘Spare Time’ she designs and makes costumes for Film and Theatre. Amy has been back stage for 7 productions of World of Wearablearts and her film credits include What we do in the Shadows and Shopping.

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Sarah Wirth

Position

Past President

Phone Number(s)

Mobile: 021 875 922
Work: 04 476 8707

Email

pastpresident@hettanz.org.nz

Bio

A creative, results driven, student focused, leader and teacher with experience in fashion, textiles design, art and technology. I am Assistant Head of Technology Marsden Collegiate School, Karori Wellington since 2007. I have been a member of HETTANZ since 2007 and on the HETTANZ executive since 2010. I like developing innovative technology programmes with a focus on creativity and community networks. I embrace technologies in my year 7 – 13 programmes while focusing on skills in textiles adapting the Technology curriculum to respond to student needs. Having had a career in hospitality prior to my teaching career. A recipient of the HETTANZ Scholarship 2014. I am currently working towards my Masters of Education Victoria University.