Semonne Hogg - Staff Rep
Staff representative elected to the Board in 2022
Tena koutou katoa,
My name is Semonne Hogg, I have been in education since 1993. I have a Bachelor of Education along with a Bachelor of Early Childhood. My early years of education began with Montessori in England. This has given me a strong background in understanding the uniqueness of children.
I have lived in the rural Waikato since 2010 with my husband and three children and I have been teaching the Te Uku tamariki since 2019. This year I am very blessed and privileged to be appointed the position of Tumuaki Tuarua, supporting our Tumuaki in leading our kura.
Our school motto is ‘whakawhanake it te ngakau i te hinengaro kotahitantanga’ which means ‘Expanding Hearts and Minds’. I think this motto embodies what we want for our tamariki and that is for them to be expanding on their knowledge, mind growth, becoming confident and being connected to all they do in both heart and mind, being actively involved as they make their own journeys in life.
I love spending time with my family, I adore my children and love the great outdoors of Aotearoa.
I am passionate about the critical role of education, I believe strongly in the philosophy of understanding every child as an individual, and providing opportunities and experiences at Te Uku School that will allow each child to develop the love of learning, confidence and resilience to maximise their potential and make the most of an ever evolving world.
As a parent, teacher and deputy principal of Te Uku School, I wish for tamariki to be strong, confident learners, who are willing to take risks and laugh at themselves. Most importantly I want my tamariki to know that they are important, they are valued and they are loved.
Nga mihinui kōutou kātoa,