Adult and Community Education Aotearoa Annual Awards 2021

Each year since 2013, the very best of the Adult and Community Education (ACE) sector are recognised for their contribution to their community. On 15 June eight ACE Aotearoa Annual awards were presented.

Analiese Robertson – from community educator to Director of ACE Aotearoa

Analiese Robertson 2021

Analiese Enoka Robertson is a familiar face to the Adult and Community Education sector.

At the age of 19 she was employed and trained as a literacy tutor at He Waka Mātauranga, in Grey Lynn, Auckland. A year on, in 1996, the manager at the time resigned and Analiese was promoted.

360 Tautua – serving elders with love (and learning from them)

360 Tautua

“E leai se gaumata’u na’o le gaualofa –
What we do out of love, will live forever.”

About five years ago Romana Fetu started thinking about what she could do for her recently widowed mother who was showing signs of isolation and loneliness.

Romana is the daughter of a South Auckland Samoan pastor, so service has always been part of her life. Now, she decided, it was her turn:

Bringing back night classes

By Linda Melrose, Kaiwhakahaere, Tauira Tauiwi, Adult Learning Director Onehunga High School
For more than 45 years Onehunga High School has been actively engaged in providing high quality adult learning programmes to our community. Since 2009 we have developed a programme of courses that target TEC identified priority learners and those in greatest
need of opportunity and access to further learning, as mandated by the government. Our courses have focused on literacy and numeracy but we have also built a significant programme around improving social cohesion.