Fri 23 Nov 2018

Seventh Heaven

Seven students gave emotional testimonies at this week’s Māori and Pasifika end of year gathering at WITT.

Michael Adams spoke of a Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) scholarship taking care of a number of issues financially – particularly helpful as he and his partner have seven children between them. He said the support he had received from staff made it much easier for him to complete his course

Jamie Rowe is looking forward to progressing onto nursing next year and spoke of enjoying her time at WITT, particularly the Māori Content of her current course which had enlightened her about life and herself.

Anthony Eastlake and Roxanne McDonald spoke about the Support Services being instrumental for them particularly as they were both enrolled in Tertiary Studies before commencing a nursing programme. They also encouraged students to work hard alongside their peers as well as with their tutors. They were rewarded with qualifications for their work and both were heading into full-time positions in 2019.

Bex Munn said her role as a Student Leader played a significant part in her growth as a student and she was more confident about what she could achieve in life as a consequence.

Teresa Julian, a Level 4 Cookery student said she was looking forward to her next course and further advancing.

“We had 54 students attend and they all responded well to the korero shared,” WITT Kaitakawaenga Allana Prestney said.

“The room was abuzz and students and the staff mingled together and practised the art of whanaungatanga over a kai.  All in all, it was another great hui.”


Pictured: It was kai time after the korero.