Heather ruru

Rumaki  Teacher


Kia ora koutou,
My name is Heather Ruru and I am a Rumaki reo Māori teacher at Pasadena Intermediate. This is my second year teaching, after graduating in 2019 with a Māori Medium specialisation teaching degree. I am passionate about the revitalisation of te reo Māori and consider it a privilege to be part of my students’ journey as successful bilingual lifelong learners. Outside of school, I enjoy quality time with my son, a Year 8 student at Pasadena, reading, and learning Ori Tahiti. In my class, we are supportive and inclusive as I believe that strong relationships between the kaiako, kura and whānau are key to student success.


Education Review Office (ERO) Report

December 2017

The Education Review Office gave Pasadena Intermediate School an outstanding report following its most recent assessment visit. It noted that School data shows students achieving well in National Standards.

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Jonathan Hughes

Students at Pasadena always come first. In our learning environment students will learn, grow and develop socially, intellectually and culturally over the two years they are with us. We pride ourselves on providing an innovative and holistic education where personal excellence is achieved.

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