Kia rangiwhāwhā ngā hapori puta noa ki Aotearoa :)

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the newest members to our ClassDojo Community Team, Hamish Ross and Alex Le Long!

Hamish Ross

Hamish has been teaching for a total of seven years in Aukland, New Zealand. He is extremely passionate about helping students achieve well above what they think their potential is. Something he loves about teaching is being able to take children on a journey that leads them to experience learning something new a different way. Hamish is a keen leader of the Maori language in the form of Kapa Haka, where he teaches children how their culture impacts on who they are. He also enjoys collaborating with teachers from around the world on Twitter, and can be found at HamishRMBS. Hamish is an exceptional educator who inspires the ClassDojo team with the creative ways he uses ClassDojo in his classroom. We are very proud to have Hamish join the ClassDojo Community Team. 🙂

“I am really excited about being the ClassDojo Community Lead in New Zealand because I see that building solid relationships between teachers, students and parents is vital to every child’s growth. ClassDojo is much more than a rewards system, and I’m excited to share how ClassDojo can be used across an entire school in a more meaningful way.” — Hamish

Alex Le Long

Alex currently lives and teaches secondary school in the mighty Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. She is quite passionate about teaching and feels the need to constantly upskill and develop her own teaching practice in order to be the best teacher she can be. One of the ways she’s done this is through connecting with other teachers around the world via the beautiful world of Twitter. In the past year Alex has done some pretty amazing things as part of her #YesYear and she’s looking forward to what this year shall bring too. Alex regularly blogs at and can be found on Twitter at ariapro22. Alex is a phenomenal secondary school teacher and leader — we are very excited to have her join our team!

“I am super stoked to have been given the new role as Community Lead for New Zealand with ClassDojo. I seriously believe that our national intitiative Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) works and that ClassDojo helps to push students towards that intrinsic love for learning. Lastly, if you’re ever here in NZ, send me a tweet! Would love to be your tour guide! :)” — Alex

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