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.