Kia ora, ko Anita ahau. I am a proud local who has lived in this area for many years. I have 3 teenage children and a husband. We all live together in Puni. I love spending time with my whaanau and we are all involved in Saturday sports. We all love animals and looking after our many pets. I am a dedicated kaiako and I am passionate about an authentic bicultural approach to learning. Relationships are at the heart of my teaching practice and I draw inspiration from nature and te ao Maaori. I look forward to building respectful and reciprocal relationships with the Wise Owl whaanau,  and supporting the tamariki to grow holistically.