How and why did you come to be involved with Taitokerau Education Trust? This year I was appointed as a first time Principal at Whau Valley School, which is one of the schools in the Te Puawai Cluster. I started my teaching career at Whau Valley School 11 years ago as a beginning teacher, and … [Read more...]
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The biggest problem mother of six Michelle Toko has is not getting her children to do their homework but limiting the time they spend doing it. “I’m just glad my kids don’t mind sharing,” she says, referring to the two Chromebooks the family owns through Taitokerau Education Trust's lease to buy … [Read more...]
How and why did you come to be involved with Taitokerau Education Trust? I belong to Te Puawai Cluster. We are a group of like-minded principals who share the same vision and consideration for Māori succeeding as Māori. We formed an unofficial cluster five years ago. Leanne Otene who, at the … [Read more...]
How and why did you come to be involved with Taitokerau Education Trust? It goes back to a Northland community leaders seminar in 2012. At the time I was working for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, one of the three Iwi who had built and commissioned a fibre optic network to directly connect Whangarei … [Read more...]
Our cluster of low decile Northland schools is on track to outperform many of our higher decile counterparts across the country through digital learning. Students in the Te Puawai cluster - which includes Manaia View School, Whau Valley Primary, Te Kura o Otangarei, Whangarei Intermediate, … [Read more...]