It is with some sadness that we have to say goodbye to a very special gentleman, Matua Whaitiri Poutawa, who has done so much for the tamariki and the kaiako of our kura over the last several years!
With his incredible and enthusiastic dedication to te reo education, our tamariki have enjoyed learning the beautiful waiata he has taught and looked forward to his weekly kapa haka sessions. When we faced Level 4 in 2020, Whaitiri kept the enthusiasm alive by simply going online!
He has been pivotal in the success our kapa haka groups have enjoyed at the Polyfestivals that they have attended at the Walter Nash Stadium. He has also delivered Ngā Tama Toa and He Maori Ahau programmes as well as providing ongoing curriculum advice to our kaiako.
Everyone at Tawhai wish you all the very best in your new job and we hope to see you later in the year!
Here are just a few of the many photos that the resident photographer has enjoyed taking of Whaitiri’s wonderful mahi with our tamariki and kura!
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