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
Renee Johnson - Bachelor of Education (Teaching) student

Renee’s studies in Tai Tokerau are helping her to achieve her dream of teaching all around the world.

Read her 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'