Kia Ora, Malo e lelei, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Anyong Haseyo, Namaste, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Ni Hao, Sawadee, Konichiwa, Greetings!
Tena koutou e te whanau, he mihi ki a koutou katoa.
It is with the greatest of pleasure that I introduce myself as the new principal of Freemans Bay School Waiatarau, a unique and special school, a school in my community where I have lived for twenty years, a community I love and have a strong interest and investment in.
I have long held admiration for this school because of its leading position in future-focused, innovative education and for its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to creating an environment so that Māori are able to enjoy education success as Māori. It is my privilege to support in the sustaining of this great practice and lead the future change that education will bring.
For the past eleven and a half years I have been principal of Takapuna Primary School and I am now ready to extend my learning journey in a school in my community, a school that values and celebrates its diversity and a school that strives to engage, empower and enrich the lives of all learners.
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa,