Te Awamutu Primary School - Kia Kaha - Be Strong

Deputy Principals

Kim Tautari-Scott
Role

Deputy Principal

Email

kimt@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Diploma in Teaching. Bach. of Education, Post Grad Certificate in digital & collaborative leadership

General Information

Kia ora koutou.
A big hi to all the special families here at TAPS.

This is my ninth year teaching at TAPS. It's a great school (Yes, I am biased) in the heart of Te Awamutu.

My passion is learning, finding that one little bit of the jigsaw that will provide each and every student the chance to shine and be the best they can be. Learning using digital technologies as a tool to enhance learning for our students is something I have become passionate about, using 21st Century Skills as a basis for the whole rounder being.

Being part of a community which I have whānau connections within is something that keeps myself and my husband in the Te Awamutu area. As a step-mother of three wonderfully successful young men (23, 21, and 15), I know this great community has something to offer each and everyone of our learners here at TAPS.

Chris Rennie
Role

Deputy Principal

Email

chrisr@taps.school.nz

Qualification

Higher Diploma in Education, Diploma in Educational Management, Post Grad Certificate in Digital and Collaborative Leadership

General Information

Kia ora koutou katoa

I grew up in Durban, South Africa and started my teaching career there. My wife and I immigrated to New Zealand in 2007. We have two active children, a son aged 6 and a daughter aged 10. We spend our free time exploring new places and enjoying the outdoors, either riding our mountain bikes or tramping. I have been teaching for over 20 years in a range of different schools, for the last 12 years in New Zealand.

My responsibility as the Deputy Principal is to ensure that your children continue to receive a quality education within a safe, respectful and supportive environment where we prepare our students for the future. As a parent, I understand the importance we place on our children's learning. As a teacher/leader, I welcome your support in helping create the best possible outcomes for your children. The opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of the students, staff, caregivers and the wider community excites me.

Ngā mihi nui

Chris Rennie

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