Adie Bonisch

Accredited FacilitatorAdie Bonisch

Otakaro 117
Internal Phone: 94156

MOE Accredited Facilitator - Summary of Practice

Adie is a literacy facilitator and teacher and is part of the Primary Literacy Team. She lives in Christchurch and supports schools across the South Island.

Personal expertise

  • Developing relationships, bringing passion and enthusiasm to her facilitation
  • Literacy facilitation, developing a strategic plan with schools to improve their literacy achievement
  • Leadership and change
  • Providing one-on-one focused support to each teacher in their classroom using a teaching as inquiry framework
  • Motivating and building passionate teachers of literacy
  • Wellbeing and hauora – helping students and teachers to be fit, well and flourishing
  • Accelerating Learning in Literacy – regional leader for the year 1 ALL schools in top half of Te Waipounamu
  • Transition
  • Inclusive education


Prior to joining UC Education Plus Adie was a team leader of Te Puna, the new entrant team at Waimairi School, a large urban school in Christchurch. Adie has also taught in schools on the West Coast and in Marlborough, where she developed her love of literacy and had an ongoing passion for her students and learning. Her class mantra was “school should be the best party in town!”

Adie has a Diploma in Teaching, current Practising Certificate, Bachelor of Teaching and learning, Reading Recovery Teacher, Post Graduate Diploma in Education and has recently completed a Master of Education with First Class Honours (2014). Many of her papers were around literacy and she investigated the reading habits of teachers as a part of her research. She also spent time researching transition in educational settings.

When Adie is not working she can be found at home with her husband Mike. She enjoys exercising, often with her Jack Russell, cooking for her family of boys, gardening, reading a good book or holidaying either in the Buller District or the Marlborough Sounds. 


"We cannot speak highly enough of the commitment and quality of the PD offered and the professionalism of the facilitator. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Adie and we are hoping (if we are successful in our PD application) to have her in our school again next year. We believe this whakataukī is most apt when it comes to Adie Bonisch: He kai kei aku ringa - There is food at the end of my hands." - Principal

"This year I have been fortunate to be involved with a cluster literacy leadership group ably facilitated by Adie Bonisch. Under her direction and guidance we have covered a wide range of literacy topics, unpacked numerous documents and undertaken a variety of tasks including moderation. With her experience, familiarity with current literacy requirements and expectations, and support, we have been able to both build on our understandings, and develop the knowledge, which as literacy leaders we can then use to inform and coach our fellow teachers." - Literacy Leader