Te Mete Lowman

Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Maori specialisation

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“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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