Friday, 7 August 2009

Introducing Matua Rob

Tēnā koutou katoa e te whānau and friends of Te Kura O Tiori/Burnham School!

I am your new Tumuaki/Principal, Rob Clarke. I come from 
Ōtautahi/Christchurch and am currently working at Fendalton School. I've been an educator for 14 years and have a wide range of experience. I am married with one beautiful tamariki, Isabella, who is nearly toru. My wife Angela is from the United States and we met while teaching in London. Outside of school I enjoy reading, woodwork, keeping fit and travelling.

I am passionate about making a difference to the lives of tamariki and believe it is through our whanaungatanga (or relationship and connection to each another) that we are able to get the absolute best out of learning. When we have positive relationships there are no limits to learning!

Together we will be starting the process of developing our new curriculum and so we will be asking all children and families to contribute to this. There will be a range of ways to engage with each other to help this process. There are exciting times ahead at Burnham School!

I am very much looking forward to meeting you and joining the Burnham School whanau.

Rob Clarke
Tumuaki Te Kura O Tiori


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