Masterton Intermediate School
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Pania Smith

Release Teacher

Mauri ora ki a koutou katoa. 

Ko Maungarake te maunga, Ko Ruamāhanga te awa, Ko Tākitimu te waka, Ko Hurunuiōrangi te whare tīpuna, Ko Rangitāne ko Kahungunu ōku iwi.My pāpā was born at Gladstone, and my māmā was born in Carterton. I am a granddaughter of Te Rangikaiwhiria Reiri, Ida Ihaka Namana, Joseph Payton, and Rosalie Bates. Born and raised here until the age of 14, I’ve spent 18 years between Waikato Tamaki Makaurau. I’ve taught all ages in te reo Māori & English. I am very happy to a part of the MIS whānau. My skills are in the arts, kaupapa Māori & Digital technologies.