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Staff farewells

PAACT, English and Languages Faculty —

The college bids farewell to these members of staff

Kerry Logan

Kerry has been a member of the Tech Block since 2012.

During his time at Naenae College, he has taken the two senior Graphic classes. Kerry has many skills in Information Technology and has used and passed on this knowledge to his students.

Kerry has brought wide range of skills to the department. He is very musical and has been known to sing to his classes, while some of his choice of music was odd there was enough good stuff to make it bearable.

Kerry is a Star Wars addict, turning up to school earlier in the year dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi and he spends most lunchtimes playing war board games with a group of enthusiastic students.

Kerry has a good rapport with students and is well liked. We wish him success in his future teaching.


Matiu Jennings  

Matiu Jennings, Head of Maori and valued member of the Languages Faculty, leaves Naenae College at the end of 2015 to join Wellington Girls’ College. Matiu came back into classroom teaching after spending time at the University of Waikato in the Faculty of Education. His expertise was clear on his arrival at Naenae College. He gained the respect of students very quickly inside the classroom as an outstanding classroom practitioner. He built positive relationships with students and could often be found in his classroom at interval or lunch working with students. Matiu has worked tirelessly both inside and outside the classroom to ensure that Te Reo Maori and tikanga Maori continue to flourish amongst our young people. Matiu has also played an important role in the success of our Te Whanau Tahi Kapa Haka group. His commitment to students and learning will be missed.

Matiu was a great colleague too. His sense of humour and positivity will be missed from the staffroom. There were always plenty of laughs around the table when Matiu was there and these times will not be forgotten by the Naenae College staff. Matiu also promoted Te Reo Maori to the college staff, each year during Maori Language Week, teaching the staff korero of the day for a week. We thank Matiu for his contributions to Naenae College and wish him all the best for the next phase in his educational journey.

English and Languages Faculty