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MEGAN - Cluster Manager

Hi everyone!!!!

I am super excited to venture on this incredible journey with you all.

My name is Megan Lafferty and I am back for the second year as the cluster support manager for Ako Hiko here in Auckland. It is such a privilege to have the opportunity to get to know you all over the summer and share this experience with you.

I really wanted to introduce you to the most important person in my life, my beautiful son, Nico. This photo seems to capture his personality in a snapshot; he is such a character. Last year the two of us moved to the big smoke (Auckland) so that I could complete my Bachelor of Social Work degree. This has been such an incredible experience going back to school and getting involved with the University of Auckland. However, I am ready to have a break so that I can spend time getting to know you all.

I love swimming! Whether it be at the pool, in the sea, or teaching swimming, I will be in my happy place. Because I love the water so much, I also love scuba diving. I have had numerous entertaining encounters with stingrays and I hope to have many more. These creatures fascinate me as they are so peaceful.

All of my free time at the moment is divided between three things: hanging out with Nico, studying, and church. I belong to an incredible church called C3 Ellerslie, which has scooped Nico and I up as part of their whānau.

Now that you know a little bit about me, I hope you feel comfortable sharing your experiences with me over this exciting journey.

I hope to see you soon!

To learn a little bit more about the SLJ programme and about me, please watch this short introductory video.

CIA - Blogger

Kia ora koutou katoa.

My name is Cia Tokuma and I am a teacher from May Road School in Puketāpapa (Mt Roskill).  I teach in Kauri Whanau (our senior school) where I teach and learn new things with my awesome students who come from all walks of life.

A little bit about me, I am proudly Samoan hailing from the villages of Sala’ilua in the island of Savai’i; and Sogi in Upolu. I also have Solomon and Tongan heritage and I was born and raised in Auckland along with my five siblings.  We are a tight aiga unit and and I am very close to the strongest pillar in my life who is my wonderful Mum!

In my spare time I love to read, write, hang out with family and friends, cook and share a mean feast, listen to music and create all sorts of art.  I enjoy singing too, so I’m often strumming on my guitar and having jam sessions with family and friends. My niece and I love to share different music and learn the lyrics together.

This is my second year working on the Summer Learning Journey programme, so I’m keen to see some bloggers who were with us last year as well as all of the new faces who are joining us this year!  

I’ll see you all soon on the Summer Learning Journey!