Yvette Pohe

Room 23

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Kia Ora

Ko Yvette Pohe taku ingoa. My name is Yvette Pohe and I teach in room 23. We are a part of the Mahi Tahi team. This is my second year at Berkley and my third year living in Hamilton.

I have 3 beautiful tamariki of my own. They are my world and it’s a pleasure watching them grow and walk this life journey with them.

I grew up in Napier, attending Sacred Heart College. Teaching has always been something I have been interested in and I have always had a passion for building strong relationships with the students in my class. These years of a child’s life are hugely important and a real chance to impact important life lessons and challenges. The teaching and learning that takes place during these years acknowledge this. It is an important transitional period.

Berkley’s motto of ‘take up the challenge’ strongly aligns with this and my own personal philosophy. Students are always encouraged in my class to challenge themselves and try new things.

Sport and culture have always played a huge role in my life. I, along with Whaea Hayley have the privilege of tutoring the Kapa Haka roopu. For me, Kapa haka is more than just performance. It is a unique part of our identity as New Zealanders and helps facilitate meaningful connections with other cultures. Offering Kapa Haka at Berkley brings our tamariki together and provides that platform for our students to shine when performing.

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Yvette Pohe