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Rā 216  Rāapa, 3 o Here-turi-kōkā

These plants are seen as weeds here as they grow so voraciously but their purple summer colour reminds us of when we first arrived in New Zealand.  They line the centre strips of dual carriageway and grass verges. In winter the seed pods remain,  long abandoned by their seeds but beautiful in their starkness and their dry winter brownness.  I spotted these silhouetted against the cloudy winter sky and the white picket fence.

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Teacher of Languages first and foremost but passionate about learning and teaching. I have been learning how to blend technology into my teaching for the last twenty years and worked for seven years supporting colleagues to build their skills and confidence using digital technologies as part of their teaching and learning. In 2014 I was honoured to be awarded an eFellowship from Core Education which was a challenging and fun year. I am now a Connected Learning Advisor with Core Education. In that role I support school leaders in their planning and implementation of technology. I love being in the outdoors and spend as much of my time as I can in the bush, by the ocean and on mountains.