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Tena koutou e te whanau whanui o Kakariki!  Nei ra te mihi maioha, te mihi matakuikui ki a koutou e hapai nei i te kaupapa hira, ara ko e tatou tamariki e whai ana i e ratou nei ara i tenei ao hurihuri.  Ko Medadane Kipa tenei e mihi atu ana, he uri ahau na nga iwi o Te Rarawa me Ngati Maru ki Hauraki.

Kia ora tatou!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the school, the Board of Trustees and whanau for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this innovative, progressive and caring whanau.  Being in my first year as a Reo teacher could possibly have been quite scary, but I have felt nothing but supported this past week!  Nga mihi nui ki a koutou.  After spending my first working years in admin roles and then my OE, I completed my first degree in Te Reo Maori and Sociology with Auckland University in 2003.  After a stint in Health Promotion I spent the following years working in Maori Liaison roles first with Victoria University and then Manukau Institute of Technology.  I have also spent the last 25 years as a kapa haka performer and I am really looking forward to an exciting kapa haka ‘revival’ here at Green Bay High School – watch this space! I am also excited about being surrounded by the expertise that I have already experienced this week as well as teaching and learning from – the reason that we are all here – our students!