Ko Tainui te waka.
Ko Waikato te awa.
Ko Wharepūhunga te maunga.
Ko Raukawa te iwi.
Ko Ngāti Huri te hapū.
Ko Pikitū te marae.
Tēnā koutou katoa, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Ko Kelly Waea-Allan tōku ingoa. Warm greetings to you all. My name is Kelly Waea-Allan (Whaea Kelly) and I am a Year 5/6 kaiako in Rūma Whitu here at Tokoroa North School. I strive for an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom environment that celebrates the uniqueness of our tamariki and what they bring to our learning space. I am passionate about Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga and the integration of Aotearoa New Zealand Histories into our current curriculum.
Outside of kura I have six sons ranging in age from 12 year old twins to the eldest who is 23 years old. Both myself and my husband Hamish are Tokoroa born and bred and have had a strong involvement in our junior rugby clubs for many years. It is a privilege to be a part of the educational, cultural and sporting experiences of our tamariki.
Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu.
Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.
The more strengths you have, the higher you’ll fly! Give our tamariki those feathers (experiences) so they may soar.