Kia ora te whanau.
Ko Louise Carter tōku ingoa.
Nō Waikato ahau.
Kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara tōku kāinga inaianei.
Ko Jesse ratou, ko Mahe, ko Niko āku tama.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.
I grew up all over New Zealand and consider myself lucky to have lived in so many beautiful spots around NZ. My whakapapa is to Tainui, ko Ngati Raukawa te iwi. I have lived in Titahi Bay for 15 years now and am very proud to call myself a “Titahitian”! Prior to living in Titahi Bay, I studied my Masters of Physical Education at Otago University. I love all things sport and love to see children (and adults!) empowering themselves through being active. I have three sons: Jesse who attended TBI in 2014/15, Mahe who currently attends TBI as a Year 7, and Niko who will join him next year as a Year 6. I think this is such a wonderful place to raise my children - I love this community and value its Intermediate School. I have been on the TBI Board of Trustees for nearly 5 years now and I love the culture here – such a positive place for learning that our children experience each week! I’m excited about what’s around the corner for our school!! Titahi Bay is my Tūrangawaewae and my son’s could not attend a better school.
I have over ten years of experience serving on school Boards.These years of experience on three different Boards (Titahi Bay Primary School, Rongotai College and Titahi Bay Intermediate), in different levels of the education system, have given me a wealth of knowledge and understanding around the operational procedures of schools, and the role of the Board with the school. I also have experience of the education system from ‘the inside’ as a teacher at Wellington College, where I am Head of Junior Health and Physical Education. I am currently involved in researching cultural connectedness within the classroom, specifically how MoE initiatives in this area translate to classroom practice.
Nga mihi nui, Louise Carter.
“Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tatou mahi”
“Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.”