Moana Te Waaka

Moana's favourite way to spend her time is being with her five children and mokopuna. Kai, music and being active are important to her whānau and they can quite often be seen running the sand dune at Back Beach together.

Hongona is important to Moana, connecting with taiao - the natural world, in the garden, beach, or forests. Moana's Kuia taught her, when we look after te taiao it will look after us.

Connecting with tamariki,  seeing them and honouring them for who they are and supporting them with who they are growing to be is Moana's passion and is at the heart of her teaching.

Connecting with community, it takes a Pā to raise our tamariki and we need each other to do this successfully!

mtewaaka@puketapu.school.nz