Kia ora e te whanau whanui o Rongomai Primary!
Well 1 year has passed on and I am still very blessed and honoured to be part of this wonderful school and equally blessed to be part of our Otara community.
My name is Hone Tamepo and I am privileged to be part of our Maori inspired unit which has been established this year. This whakaaro is to bring Te Reo Maori and all of its tikanga back into our school as it had originally been in the early days of Rongomai. So with that in mind, nau mai haere mai ki Room 8.
Anytime you want to talk to me or ask any questions, please, come in any time. We have an open door policy so even if you arrive early to drop your child off or pick them up, come in and sit down, observe and look at what your child is learning.
I am a descendant of Ngāti Porou from the East Coast and Ngāti Awa from the Bay of Plenty. I had completed my teaching degree with Te Wānanga Takiura o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. I have a good knowledge of our Māori language and culture and I have a passion to teach our children by using our Maori culture to enrich and develop our children into good students, good people and leaders for our future. I believe by using our culture and stories that we can bring to light their identity and excite their imaginations.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa.