Te Awamutu Primary School - Kia Kaha - Be Strong

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Waimihi Hotere
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I ahu mai au nō te Taitokerau,
Karanga Hokianga whakapau karakia!
Nō Ngāti Maniapoto hoki ahau,
Ko Tainui te waka,
Ko Rangitoto te maunga,
Ko Mangarapa te awa,
Ko Te Kauae o Niu Tireni te marae,
Ko Ngāti Huia, Ko Ngāti Te Kanawa me Ngāti Peehi ōku hapū,
Tihei Mauri ora!

Kia ora everybody! My name is Waimihi Hotere and my son, Mahutonga is currently in Year 3 at Te Awamutu Primary School. We live in Te Awamutu CBD just across from the Anzac Green. I grew up in the Waipā District in Cambridge and have lived in Te Awamutu for the past 3 years. It’s a great town to be part of and I’m proud to be part of the T.A.P.S community.

I am currently on the T.A.P.S Student Achievement Team in conjunction with Ministry of Education, a member of the T.A.P.S Whānau that brought you the delicious hangi last term, and will lead the Senior Kapahaka with Matua Kapara Emery to perform at the regional Waipā Kapahaka Festival in September.

These roles have helped me develop and bridge relations between the teaching staff and parents, school and home, and Treaty partners.

I have twenty years working professionally in the Creative Industries as an actor, producer, director and arts administration in TV, Film, Theatre, Contemporary Dance and Orchestras. I have facilitated governance and strategy development throughout the Waikato Region and been an Executive Member of the national society, Ngā Aho Whakaari : Māori in Screen Production.

My goal is to grow T.A.P.S capacity in the Creative Industries, uplift and accelerate student achievement while building robust relationships for the students, staff, iwi, and the wider community of Te Awamutu.

Noho ora mai.

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