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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 part of the Summer Learning Journey team, as the cluster support manager for the Ako Hiko (Mt Roskill) area. 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. At the beginning of the 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 up Nico and me as part of their whānau.

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

I hope to see you soon!


CIA - Blogger


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My name is Cia Tokuma and I am a student at the University of Auckland completing the third and final year of my Bachelor of Education degree.

A little bit about me, I am 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.

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.

I’m excited about experiencing the 2017-2018 Summer Learning Journey program with you all and I can’t wait to read and discuss the awesome things you share on your blogs this summer!


CLARE - Blogger


Hi everyone.

My name is Clare Brink and I am a support teacher as part of the Summer Learning Journey 2017 - 2018! I am a classroom teacher in the Ako Hiko cluster at Wesley Intermediate School. I live in Auckland with my beautiful son, Otis who is 15 months old and my amazing Husband, Jesse.

I really enjoy learning online and using technology to enable me to explore things. I love being in the outdoors and especially travelling. I have travelled to places like America, Tahiti, Rarotonga, Thailand, Australia, England and Japan  but my goal is to do a lot more travel in the future! My Son takes up a lot of my time outside the classroom and keeps me very busy, but family is my main priority in my life.

I have had an incredible class in 2017 that are really incredible bloggers. You can check out my class blog here.


I’m really looking forward to reading your blogs over summer and discovering how you are all spending your time and getting to know you better.