FROM THE EDITOR
The teaching profession is a vocation I admire greatly.
Teachers have a tough job - looking after our precious children, and charged with helping to shape their futures.
As a parent, I’m of the opinion, these people are trained professionals and know what’s best for getting the best out of my kids, so for the most, I leave them to it.
I wouldn’t expect them to tell me how to do my job - so why should I them.
Huntly’s Ngawai Toka is a teacher who clearly loves what she does, and for that has been rewarded as the only kohanga reo teacher in New Zealand to receive a prestigious Kupe scholarship.
The annual scholarship aims to attract Maori and Pasifika high achievers to teaching and support them to become inspiring teachers and role models in early childhood, primary and secondary education.
Congratulations Ngawai - the children under your care have a great role model to look up to.