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HAZEL - Cluster Manager

My name is Hazel Fowler and I am part of the 2017 Summer Learning Journey team. I recently completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Auckland, and am looking forward to teaching my first class next year. I will be working closely with Rachel to get the programme ready to launch, and then over summer I will be working in the Uru Mānuka cluster.

I was born and raised in Auckland, but have spent a lot of time in Northland as that is where my family come from. I love to travel and have journeyed up and down Aotearoa, and also overseas to places like Iceland and America. A few years ago, I spent three months working at a YMCA summer camp in Arizona and it was the best summer of my life!

I also enjoy reading, playing netball, baking and spending time with my friends & whānau. I volunteer as a Ranger Leader with Girl Guiding New Zealand, and have taken my unit on camps and helped teach them things such as cooking and camp skills.

I look forward to reading your blog posts this summer!

JADE C. - Blogger

Hey guys! I am Jade and I am currently in my final year of my Bachelor of Education (primary teaching) at the University of Auckland.

I was born in a little city located near Seoul, South Korea. I've spent half of my childhood there and half in New Zealand as I arrived here at the age of 9. I can proudly say that I'm attached to and actively involved in this loving and vibrant culture. I received many valuable gifts from Aotearoa, and now as an adult, I feel like it's an obligation for me to give something back to this country.

I am extremely glad to be part of this exciting Summer Learning Journey and I am super excited to read many wonderful and extraordinary blogs this summer.

My favourites:

Food: Anything that’s sweet; I love chocolates!

Movie: ‘LION’ I watched this movie recently. It was very touching and made my eyes teary.

Hobbies: I love baking and drawing.

JADE F. - Blogger

Kia Ora Koutou!

My name is Jade Fepulea’i and I am part of the Summer Learning Journey team for 2017. I have recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Primary Education and I am currently a full time relief teacher in schools throughout East Auckland such as Tamaki Primary and Point England School.

I am half Samoan and Kiwi and have been lucky enough to have lived in both countries. I love travelling and went on a big trip to America last year. I plan to do a lot more travelling in the future and go to visit places in Europe and Asia.

In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, spending time with friends and family, photography and baking. My passions are the arts (drama and visual art) and digital design (interior and spatial design).

I really look forward to reading your blogs and getting to know you over this summer!