Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Kia Ora Whanau

Ko Isabel Katene ahau, no Ngapuhi me Te Arawa ooku Iwi. 

My name is Isabel Katene (Whaea Isabel). I am Whakapono 22 kaiako for 2019.

I was born and partly brought up in Rotorua. We moved and I done my teenage years living in Kaeo, Northland. I moved to Auckland in 1992 and began my training to be a teacher and started teaching at Kaeo Primary School, in the far North.

I am the eldest child of 3. My parents and my sister have passed. My brother lives in Kawerau. He has a beautiful little girl named Jorjah (7) she attends West Harbour School in Massey, Auckland. I live here in Manurewa with my partner and am a proud mama of 3 children, Netana (22, boy), Kotiro Marama (21, girl) and Rereahu (14, boy). My whanau and I are passionate about our culture, our heritage and who we are together and apart. A favourite saying of mine is 'Everyday is a learning day'.

I love what I do and enjoy who I have in front of me every day from them I learn, from me I open new doors for them to look through and beyond. 
I hope you call in to visit and share with me a little about you.
Nga Mihi
Whaea Isabel


 My whanau - L/R Elizabeth (sister), Darren (brother) Jorjah (niece) Louie (mum) and me
Tamati (partner) Rereahu and Netana

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