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Rebecca (Pae) Jaram
Ngāti Awa, Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Te Tohu Paetahi Ako: Bachelor of Education (Teaching), majoring in the Early Years

Background Summary:

The education I received at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in the Bachelor of Education programme has set me up for a career in teaching, one that I am totally enjoying. I am currently employed fulltime in Gisborne at the Steiner inspired centre The Farmyard for Early Years. I love the Steiner way and believe it aligns to our own Te Ao Māori beliefs regarding Papatūānuku, sustainable living and te taiao. I am the co-ordinator of the preschool room and I also implement the te reo Māori component at the centre and promote learning in the natural environment. 

I hope my positive experiences inspire others to take up the challenge and become the best they can be. I certainly did and I am enjoying my chosen career.  I am working toward full teacher registration and will one day return to Awanuiārangi to pursue higher qualifications.

* Pae Jaram was awarded the Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Academic Excellence Award in 2017.