My name is Di. I am of Cook Island, Tahitian and Samoan descent. I was born in Wellington and raised in Tawa, having attended Hampton Hill School then on to Tawa College. I have 3 adult children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. Family and friends are important to me – they contribute to my well-being and also help to feed the soul!
I am passionate about health and fitness and have been an active person all my life, having played a range of sports. Nowadays I go to the gym, bike, swim and walk. Last year I competed in my very first Iron Maori Triathlon and was very proud of my achievement, as were my family who were my support crew.
I have taught in various schools in the Wellington region as well as teaching in the Cook Islands on a 2 year contract.
I’m so thrilled about being here at TBI. Management, teaching and support staff are wonderful and supportive. I feel privileged to be a part of the school whanau.
I’m also excited about working alongside our students and helping them to grow both emotionally and academically in their learning. I want them to know that life offers them a myriad of possibilities and opportunities and that they can do or be anything they want.