Support for Associate Teachers

New Zealand Tertiary College highly values its Associate Teachers and has designated support people to provide guidance to ATs while they have NZTC students in their centres.

AT Support

Amy
Amy Thynne

Amy Thynne

A fully qualified and registered early childhood teacher, Amy Thynne has been involved in the ECE sector for 30 years. For her, a career in education is an opportunity to never stop learning.

“I love working with both children and adults to achieve their goals. Supporting aspiring educators to nurture their passion for learning by gaining new knowledge and understanding is incredibly rewarding.

“Having contact with our hard-working and passionate ATs is a highlight of my role. I enjoy reminding them that they are so valued and supporting them to be wonderful mentors to our students.”

Maddie Hendrie


Maddie Hendrie

A registered early childhood teacher with numerous years of experience working in ECE, Maddie draws on her extensive teaching and sector knowledge while working alongside NZTC ATs and students.

“I have a passion for leadership and mentoring and I love putting these to use in my role as AT Support Lecturer, where I get to journey alongside our ATs and students. I believe in bringing out the best in people and empowering them to be more. I’ve been an AT myself, so I’m familiar with this important mentoring role and what is required.”

She appreciates the commitment ATs have in supporting the next generation of early childhood teachers and encourages ATs to reach out for any support.

“I believe by embracing the te ao Māori concept of ako, we can all learn from each other. In my role, I love learning from our ATs and students. Whether it be during centre visits or professional development sessions, there is always an opportunity to share knowledge.”

Amy or Maddie can be contacted by calling (09) 520 4000 or emailing at@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz.

Visiting Lecturers

If you have any questions regarding a student’s Field Practice, in the first instance you should call the lecturer who will be visiting the student. If they are unavailable, please contact Amy or Maddie who will be able to support you with your questions or concerns either by telephone or email.

NZTC Field Practice Administrators

Our Field Practice Administrators will liaise with you and your student in all aspects of Field Practice organisation and administration, but all academic queries should be directed to the allocated Visiting Lecturer. You can contact the Field Practice admin team at admin@nztertiarycollege.ac.nz.

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