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
Awhi Ripikoi - Huarahi Māori Teaching student

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

Teach anywhere
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
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
Anaru Kaiwai - Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori student

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

Anaru'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
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

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