Mr Griffin

Whaea Marnel

Kia ora e te whānau o te Kura o Whakaahu     
My name is Whaea Marnel and I am excited and value the opportunity to be teaching at this wonderful school.

I started my teaching career in Namibia and then moved to South Africa where I also taught for a number of years. In 2004, I moved to New Zealand and after doing some relieving in various schools and across a wide range of levels, I got my first permanent teaching position at a small country school in 2008 where I taught for twelve years. While there, I have had various roles and responsibilities.

I love seeing my students succeed and am therefore committed to ensuring that our Room 5 learning environment will have the expectation that all tamariki will experience success in their learning. I am a firm believer that telling tamariki “I believe in you” can empower them - not just in their learning, but also with their moral and social development.

I look forward to working with you to support your child’s education, getting to know your child as an individual and celebrating their uniqueness! ‘Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi’ - ‘Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work’.

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