Kay-Lee Jones

Senior LecturerKay-Lee Jones

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My research aims work towards the betterment of our communities, particularly Māori communities and also Māori achieving and thriving as Māori.


Research Interests

My research interests include Māori education, Bilingual education, language revitalisation, kaupapa Māori research methodologies, Pūrākau methodology, Indigenous pedagogies, Indigenous Education and raMātauranga Māori.

Recent Publications

  • Jones K-L. (2022) UC Connect Series Keynote: Whakamanahia ngā tamariki: Empowering our tamariki through language, culture and identity. Christchurch and Online: UC Connect: Whakamanahia ngā tamariki: Empowering our tamariki through language, culture and identity, 27 Jul 2022.
  • Pomeroy D. and Jones K. (2022) Auckland Maths Association Online Event. Online: AMAonline, 05 Nov 2022.
  • Pomeroy D., Jones K., Soulsby C. and Huse A. (2022) Wellington Maths Association PCT Presentation. Pāngarau Unleashed: Wellington Maths Association PCT Presentation, 11 Nov 2022.
  • Pomeroy D., Saha S., Tolbert S., Anthony G., Jones K-L. and Gu C. (2022) Secondary mathematics teacher’ moral reasoning about streaming. New Plymouth: NZARE Mathematics Education Special Interest Group Day Conference, 10 Oct 2022.
  • Pomeroy D., Taylor B., Rubie-Davies C., Jones K-L. and Tolbert S. (2022) NZ’s key teacher unions now reject classroom streaming. So what’s wrong with grouping kids by perceived ability? The Conversation.


Kay-Lee has worked as a primary school teacher in a number of Māori medium settings throughout Christchurch from Yr1- Yr8. She began her career in education by teaching high school students te reo Māori from junior to NCEA level. Kay-Lee Jones’s last teaching role in the primary school setting was as a Yr 6-8 kaiako of a L2 immersion room, this role was combination with her deputy principal position.  Kay-Lee completed a Master of Education this year and looks forward to starting work towards her doctorate.