Te Mete Lowman

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Maori specialisation


“Seeing the experiences of my oldest child at school made me realise that today’s teachers have different skills and world views from those that taught me. That’s when I decided I want to be working with Māori, educating both young and old, to help them successfully weave our Māori and non-Māori worlds together and achieve success.

“The University has presented many challenges for me that have assisted me to grow and challenge my ability to be successful in a new and untested environment. The coordinator and staff of Te Korowai Atawhai (Māori Academic Support Service) are committed to Māori student success and they never seem to fail in extending a genuine, holistic and caring service for all students. They have given me invaluable skills that have allowed me to remain academically successful and still be a good father and partner.

“I received a scholarship to support my study. I would not be where I am today without it. It has allowed me to follow my dream to become a teacher yet continue to provide financially for my three tamariki and partner.”

Te Mete Lowman (Te Arawa, Tainui) received a TeachNZ Career Changer Scholarship and the Sonny and Mona Riini Scholarship for outstanding achievement in his studies.


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