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Team Maharahara

Team Maharahara Weave

Team Maharahara Weave

The first syllable ma in this name is a shortened version of the word “manga,” meaning stream. In some places in Rangitane and other related communities we find this word shortened (eg Makoura = manga koura; maharakeke = manga harakeke;) Maharahara is one such name. It refers to the many streams that flow down from this peak. (Harahara = meaning multitude.)

Teaching Team: Maharahara
Years: Year 2/3/4
Team Leader: Jessica Brett   

Team MaharaharaMaharahara is the middle school team at Central Normal School. We consist of students in years 2-4. This year we are lucky to have 5 amazing teachers working collaboratively to ensure that we meet the needs of every student in our team. Our classrooms are open plan and students are encouraged to manage their own learning with support from their teachers to become more independent and self directed learners. Each day we have afternoon karakia in "Pod 67", and all whanau are welcome to join us in celebrating and reflecting on our learning! Please feel free to come and speak to any teachers at any time regarding your child's learning! 

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Jess Brett - team leader

I have had a wonderful break exploring the South Island with my family from England and I am excited to get back to teaching! I am always available for a chat and if you have any worries or questions please come and see me! I am passionate about Inquiry learning, PE and using ICT in the classroom. In my spare time you will often spot me on the netball court or taking advantage of the wonderful walks around Manawatu! Feel free to pop in to see me or I can be contacted via email at jbrett@centralnormal.school.nz 

Emma Boyack

I've been teaching st CNS for almost 4 years and am really looking forward to my second year teaching in the Maharahara team. I'm the lead teacher in the Arts at school - with a particular passion for music. I spent the holidays at home this year which was nice and relaxing. I was lucky enough to spend lots of quality time with 5 of my 7 siblings, including my twin brother who has been working and living in England for the past 5 years. I can't wait to get underway in teaching the amazing children in my class/Maharahara team and look forward to meeting you all. My email is eboyack@centralnormal.school.nz

Sam COrser

It is so great to be back teaching in Maharahara for 2017. I have had such a blast over the last 2 years and can’t wait to get stuck in again. I enjoy getting out and about around the Manawatu and Rangitikei with a big passion for mountain biking and fishing. After living in both the South and North Island, I have developed such a huge passion for everything our amazing country has to offer and try to pass on as much of this knowledge as I can to our students. Please feel free to come and say hello anytime in Pod 7!  My email address is scorser@centralnormal.school.nz

Floyd Pahi

A bit about myself… I am originally from a small town called Taumarunui. I have lived in Palmerston North for the past 5 years and really like it here. I have two older sisters, an older brother, and I am a proud uncle to 6 nephews and 2 nieces. I have a huge passion for Rugby. I have been playing rugby for 12 years now and I have represented a number of rep teams, including the Manawatu, King Country and Waikato. I enjoy staying fit, hanging out with friends, spending time with my whanau. I really enjoy working with kids and I am particularly passionate about teaching math, PE, sports and te reo. My door is always open so please feel free to stop in after school for a chat or contact me if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child.My email address is fpahi@centralnormal.school.nz

Galatia Rose

Talofa! This is my first year in Maharahara and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child! I am excited to work with a new bunch of fabulous kids to guide them through this year of their learning journey. I know we will have a fun, educational and overall fantastic year in the pod! I am passionate about teaching, particularly visual arts, maths and developing student agency. Family is really important to me. I am a step-mum of 2, and I live with my partner, Trev, and our crazy dog, Rogue. I absolutely LOVE dogs! I also really enjoy reading, spending time with my family, being creative and getting out into the great outdoors.
I want to ensure your child has the support he/she needs so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have concerns or queries. My email address is grose@centralnormal.school.nz 

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