Kaiako Akomanga Tahi
Year 4-6 Nga Hau E Wha
Ko Mauao te maunga
Ko Tauranga te moana
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Ngaiterangi me Ngati Ranginui ōku iwi
Ko Ngai Tukairangi me Ngati Hangarau ōku hapu
No Matapihi ahau engari e noho ana au ki Matakana Island ki āku whanau
Ko Steven Ngatai tāku hoa rangatira
Ko Areena rāua ko te Haumirirangi ōku tamāhine
Ko Wiremu rāua ko Hohua ōku tama
Ko Harley rāua ko Moana ōku hunaonga
Ko Tipene tōku mokopuna
Ko Naomi Ngatai tāku ingoa
No reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou kātoa.
I am a mum of four beautiful children and have a gorgeous mokopuna Tipene. We have lived on Matakana Island for 14years now.
I worked for W.T logging on Matakana Island as the skidder driver for two years in the bush. As work became scarce in the bush I became an active member of the community and Te Kohanga Reo, and then onto the Kura where i secured a job as a teacher aid for 3 years. I was encouraged to then take up studying for my teachers degree and graduated in 2017.
I relieved last year at Matapihi Kura, Maungatapu Kura, Otepou Kura, as well as here at Merivale.
I am a new member to the staff here at Merivale School for 2019.
I enjoy following my children with all their sports activities, Kapa Haka and spending quality time with my family.