Ngahinapouri School - Strive to Improve - We are learning to be seekers, creators and users of knowledge

Caitlin Morris


Year 7 teacher in Totara

General Information

Since attending Ngāhinapouri kura as a tamariki I always knew I’d be returning back. The whānau approach and the fostering of whakawhanugatanga captured my heart and had always remained a part of me.

I love spending time focusing on creating a passion in my rangitahi about their roles and responsibilities as a citizen of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Our kura values of respect, responsibility, resilience and resourcefulness are a key part to understanding what a ‘good old kiwi’ is. Social science, the arts and history are my favourite topics.

I strongly believe in curating an atmosphere that fosters the holistic development of all my akongā. Whānau and the wider community are incredibly important to me as I believe intergenerational relationships are paramount to fostering our kiwi culture. I love it when my akongā bring their whānau into our ruma to have a kōreo about their mahi and share what their own learning goals and achievements.

Outside of school, I spend time with my husband and our puppy Amahli. When we aren’t exploring our country, we are renovating our 1940’s cottage.