Andy Kai Fong
Tēnā koutou katoa
Nau mai, haere mai ki te kura Haeata
I am so excited as we start 2018. Last year was challenging in so many ways and we have laid an amazing foundation for the growth and development of our learners and this school.
Haeata continues to be the best job in education and a chance to provide the east of Christchurch with a unique and cutting edge environment where ALL ākonga (learners) can flourish and be prepared for their futures in a rapidly changing world.
We have always wanted our doors to be open to whānau and community and we reissue this invite again to begin the new year. This is your place - come and be with us, see and feel what we offer and have a voice in our growth.
Looking forward to meeting and working with you, this year
Directors of Learning
I have worked and lived on the East for many years and am passionate about the endless opportunities and innovation Haeata will provide for the community.
I was one of two Deputy Principals at Bromley School and during my 13 years there worked on developing the Reggo Inspired Philosophy within the school, inclusive education, transition and working alongside Early Childhood educators and centres. I have experience in primary and early childhood education but am excited to be working across the schools in years 1-13.
Kia ora koutou.
I am really thrilled to be part of Haeata Community Campus as a Director of Learning. I have spent the last five years as Tumuāki of Te Karaka Area School, which was a new school in 2011.
At Te Karaka I loved both the opportunity to teach and live in a predominantly Māori community and to teach and lead learning in an area school where we have a range of learners from 5 through to 18. I am looking forward to continuing my learning in this position. I have previously been a Principal also in Wellington, Fiji and Rangiwahia. I have been as Assistant Principal in Paihia, and a teacher at Waiheke High School, Kawhia School, Nertherton Primary and Highlands Intermediate.
I love being involved in learning that involves the learners in being a full part of their own learning and is easily relatable to real-life.