Talofa lava! My name is Altar Peni and I am the Deputy Principal of this lovely school. My role involves organisation of school inititatives, meetings, supporting Syndicate Leaders, and working together with our Senior Management team to make sure day-to-day running of the school goes smoothly. I have worked at Rongomai since 2011 and have been privileged to see alot of positive progress in my time here.

I am training as a Reading Recovery Teacher and am looking to help students improve reading and writing. By assisting students with literacy early, I am hoping that a solid foundation is set so future learning is more engaging and students are eager to achieve and learn.

I am married to my beautiful wife Nardia and we have a growing home of children who we dearly love. At Rongomai, Nardia and her mother help me to lead our Tongan group with different songs and dances and customs. I myself am a Samoan/Rotuman born in NZ so I have several languages spoken around me – some which I need to learn!

My family and I go to Papatoetoe Bible Chapel and we enjoy our fellowship and learning to live our lives as genuine Christians. I enjoy following sports, listening to music and chilling at home with my wife and kids. I look forward to meeting more of our Rongomai community over time.

Fa’afetai tele lava
Altar