Tēnā koutou kai ngā rangatira,
He Uri au nō Ngāti Manawa me Ngāti Porou.
Ko Lianne Bird ahau.
Lianne says that one point of difference at her kura is their commitment to global, indigenous education. As part of this vision, Lianne and her school have carefully nurtured and continue to maintain special relationships with the Ainu people of Ainu Moshir (Hokkaido, Japan) and Japanese schools via digital and other cultural exchanges.
Lianne wanted to be a part of the Champions programme to network with other likeminded people, develop her own capability, and share knowledge with others.