Otamatea High School welcomes new Te Reo Maori Teacher

By Arina Bosch

Nau mai, haere mai, Matua Wiremu!

On Wednesday 4th December we held a pōwhiri with the whole junior school to welcome our new te reo Māori teacher Wiremu Ngatipa to our school, supported by our wonderful kaumatua and kuia, Kim Phillips, Rau Morgan, Maria Morgan, Hazel Kaio and Georgina Connelly. Matua Wiremu was supported by whānau and colleagues, as well as many students from his current school, St Peters College,  who expressed regret at losing such as great kaiako.

We look forward to having Matua Wiremu in our school waka,  and we warmly welcome him to our school community.