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Brigit Kerr

Tumuaki Tuarua/Deputy Principal
brigit@upperhuttschool.nz


Tena koutou ki a koutou

Nō Itari me Ingarani ōku tūpuna. 
I tae mai ōku tīpuna ki Whanganui-a-Tara i te mai na ro.
He Pākehā ahau.
I tipu ake au ki Wairarapa.
Ko Taratahi te maunga.
Ko Ruamahanga te awa.
Ko Whakaoreore te wahi.
E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Whangaunui a Tara e noho nei au. 

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu. 

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, 
Tēnā koutou katoa

I am of Italian, Irish and English heritage and the Wairarapa and Wellington have always been my home. I grew up in a big family, and love connecting with them and my friends any moment I can. Both my mother and grandmother were educators - it is my DNA.

In my spare time, I crew on a yacht and occasionally race across The Cook Strait. I am a reader, writer, and enjoy a good cryptic crossword.

Throughout my 25 years in primary education, I have advocated for cultural sustainability within schools for the benefit of all our students and society. My commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi frames the decisions I make as an educator, and what I stand for in the future of education.

It is a privilege to be part of the Upper Hutt School community - the laughs, the learning, and beautiful Oak trees.