Meet the students of Tai Tokerau campus

Find out why students are proud to study at Tai Tokerau Campus in the heart of Whangārei.

Blake Pattison - BEd (Teaching) Primary student

Having a male teacher in high school made it easier for Blake to connect. He wants to share this positive experience with young learners in his community.

Make an impact
Anaru Kaiwai - Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori student

Anaru chose a teaching career because he loves building relationships with tamariki.

Anaru's story
Keona Campbell - Bachelor of Education (Teaching) student

Keona's experience as a teacher aide inspired her to take the next step to pursue a rewarding career as a Kaiako.

Read Keona's story

With a passion for te reo Māori, studying a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori specialisation allows Krystal Worters to pass on her love of te reo to our next generation.

Krystal's story
Tāmati Rākena - Master of Education student

After completing his bachelors, Tāmati went on to do his masters to pursue his dreams beyond teaching.

Go further
Awhi Ripikoi - Huarahi Māori Teaching student

The University of Auckland's global reputation opens up opportunities, including international career options, for Awhi.

Teach anywhere
Christian Ioka - Huarahi Māori teaching student

From a retail background Christian studied teaching because he wanted to commit to a career that will have a positive influence on his community and world.

Christian's story
Sarah Little -  Foundation programme student at Whangarei

The foundation programme gives Sarah an insight into what it’s going to be like as a full-time student and the skills she needs to succeed.

A great foundation
Aleisha Pure - Huarahi Māori Teaching student

Aleisha worked as a banking advisor for five years, before finally pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a teacher.

An exciting change
Latoya Hood - BEd (Teaching) (Primary) student

Latoya enjoys the practicum experience the most. "Sometimes you can be challenged academically; the practicums remind you of ‘why’ you are doing the programme."

Read about Latoya's 'why'

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What’s the best part about studying teaching in Whangārei? Find out from current students Anaru, Kellie and Renee.

Meet the academic and professional staff who work on our Tai Tokerau Campus.

Meet our people