Bio

Profile

Born in 1972, Mr Tafai grew up in Otara, South of Auckland New Zealand (NZ) and now resides in Sunny Port Macquarie in Australia with his beautiful wife Lestelle and two amazing kids.

This whole website is my testimony of my journey through teaching... 


Summary of Qualifications 


1990-93 Auckland University of Technology
 BA Graphic Design - NZ 


Auckland College of Education 
1998 Diploma of Teaching - NZ 


Additional Certificates 


1997 Youth With A Mission 
University of Nations Discipleship Training Course 


1998 Auckland Catholic Institute 
Catechetical Studies Certificate 


2000 Biblical Counselling Foundation 
24 Week BCF Biblical Self-Confrontation & In- Depth Discipleship Course 

Tafe Statement in Information Technology - Multimedia 

Australian Rugby Union Foundation Rugby Certificate 

Work Experience (Auckland University Technology)



1993 Walker Advertising / Mac Operator intern (
Ian Jonathan Toimata)

1994 Design Studio / Dept of Architecture University of Auckland 

1994 Otara Enterprise / Art Co-ordinator 


Self Employed Graphic Designer 


1994 - 1998 Desktop Publishing Company “Primitive Nature” 

- Logo design 

- Corporate identity 

- Rebranding 

- Brand development 

- Corporate stationery 

- Promotional graphics 



Teaching Experience 



1998 Aorere College – Part Time NZ 

1998 Carmel Girls College – Part Time NZ 

1999 - 2001 Kelston Boys High School - NZ 

NZ Professional Development Courses: 1999 - 2001 


Visual Arts / Design Prescription Course 

ESOL / Art & Design Course 

NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Level 1 Curriculum Courses 

NZ Stage 1 Volley Coaching Cert 


Co-Curricular Programme  @ Kelston Boys

1999 - 2001


Christian Fellowship

Senior Art Activities  

3rd Grade XV Rugby 

Junior / Senior Volleyball 

Samoan Cultural Group 1999 - 2001 - video courtesy of "PolynesianPrincess1 2009"









New Zealand Subjects taught 1999 - 2001 


Year 7 -12 Visual Art 

Year 12 Graphic Design 

Year 12 Education Outside the Classroom 

Year 8-9 Religious Education 


Australian Subjects taught 2002 - 2009 



Year 7-12 Visual Art

Year 9-10 Visual Design 

Year 7- 8 Design Technology 

Year 7-10 Industrial Design


Co-Curricular Programme @ Heritage Christian School  2002 - 2011 


1st -3rd XV Rugby co-ordinator 

School Sports 
Co-ordinated the annual CPCS - NSW Rugby Union Tournament.




  
Professional Development Courses:  2002 - 2009 

Heritage Christian School - AU 

Board of Studies HSC Marking Practice Visual Art 

Curriculum Registration of Year 7-12 in Visual Art and 7- 8 Design Technology 

Board of Studies Professional Development Assessment Criteria (ACE Manual)

Professional Development Courses:  2010

"Power Up Seminar" Peter Irvine and Tony Gattari 2010



Professional Development Courses:  2011

 Practical Marking Visual Art HSC 2011 Rhonda Clark

 Registration Year Heritage Christian School - 2011 Passed  



Professional Development Courses:  2012

HSC Data Analysis Edwina McCoy | BOSLOW | North Coast 

Referees 



Geoff Brisby  (Principal of Heritage Christian School) 

(02)65838277

gbrisby@heritage.nsw.edu.au 


Steve Watt (Principal of Kelston Boys High School) 

(64-9) 3799835
   


www.kbhs.school.nz 
office@kbhs.school.nz 


Graham A. Carter / Director of “Pacific Partners 

(64-9) 8150223

www.pacificpartners.org



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