A key part of Ana’s teaching style is building strong learning-focused relationships. Understanding where a student comes from and providing ways for them to relate to that through learning helps students have great successes and strong relationships with whanau means learning can continue at home.  Ana has special interest in involving tikanga me te reo Māori in everyday teaching and learning, coaching and participating in a range of sports, cultural and extra-curricular activities, especially basketball, Kapa Haka and dance and drama.