“A name is not just a name.”

You know what I love about teaching?

It’s being able create opportunities for our tamaiti to develop what’s already inside them. Providing spaces for them to explore who they are and why they are. Supporting and enabling them to succeed as themselves. This is why my favourite times in the classroom were when my students bravely stepped out into our world proudly as themselves, empowered and confident.

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Lockdown Birthdays

Hubsta turned 37 years young today, but he’s one of those lucky ones that can pass as a guy in his late 20s and even still gets asked for i.d. #ThoseMalaeuluGenes.

This year, I personally think we did an awesome job of giving him the ultimate ‘gift of time’ ✅ …

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