Tēna koutou katoa,
Ko Whiria tōku maunga
Ko Hokianga tōku moana
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua tōku waka
Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Pou, Ko Ngāti Whārara ōku hapū
Ko Kōkōhuia tōku marae
Ko Te Ikanui Kararoa Pairama Riki tōku tūpuna tāne, Ko Pakanae Ahinata Pairama Riki tōku kuia
Nō Ōmāpere ahau
Kei Pukekohe tōku kāinga ināianei
He tumuaki tuarua ō to kura Pōkeno ahau
Ko Stephanie tōku ingoa
I initially began my teaching degree in the Secondary programme which would have seen me graduate with degrees in Science and Education. However, when I saw the enthusiasm and excitement for learning in my friends who were enrolled in the Primary degree I asked to be transferred – it was absolutely the right decision. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 20+ years teaching in Franklin primary schools - especially Pokeno.
I am really looking forward to the journey of growing our school as our community itself grows.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa