We were fortunate to have our MDTA graduation at the Google HQ in the CBD where we all came together to celebrate. The support for the group was oozing out of the room and it was great to hear everyones mentors and principals speak highly of our journeys. While I already considered myself fortunate to be a part of the MDTA, it wasn't until I reflected on the great opportunities I had since joining the programme. I now feel more confident within my teaching practice and the skills that I have gathered since starting will allow me to continue to grow as a teacher.
What made me more humble about the experience was the support we have had from the start, both Dorothy and Anne have added so much to my kete and I look forward to connecting with me in 2018. I was also fortunate to have Latai at school with me and this shared experience has allowed me to see all opportunities for collaboration. What I am most grateful for is the support of my mentor teacher who exemplifies what it means to mentor and has inspired me to become an AUT mentor in 2018.
Today I was also fortunate to have a graduation ceremony at school for the end of my provisional registeration. Through an administrative error, this meant that Stonefields graciously held a ceremony for myself, Latai and Sammy and looking back, I would have not had it any other way. To celebrate with the kids meant the world to me!