Brooke Tuialii

Soft & Food Technology, ISL-Te Ao Maori Initiative

Kia ora, my name is Brooke Tuialii and I will be helping our students to develop the life skills of cooking and sewing.
I love working with this age group, encouraging them to try new things and grow in confidence. I spent time as a classroom teacher in South Auckland and Christchurch before spending 10 years living in Japan. It was the most amazing experience to live in a country so different to New Zealand. I learned so much from being part of such a respectful culture and of course, enjoyed the delicious food. My husband and I returned to New Zealand with three children, one of whom attends ANI. My husband is a New Zealand-born Samoan and my parents are of Maori and Tongan descent so I am passionate about cultural heritage and enjoy learning about the various cultures our students represent. We all come together to make one large ANI whanau which is very special. I am also passionate about the many sports provided at ANI so you will likely see me sideline, coaching, managing or supporting our young sportspeople. This will be my fourth year at ANI and I look forward to getting to know all of our students throughout the year.