Rowandale’s Principal – Farewell for Otahuhu Principal

Photo: Filivaifale Jason Swann 

Today the Staff of Otahuhu Primary School farewelled their Principal Filivaifale Jason Swann and some of our New Zealand Pasifika Principals Association (NZPPA) attended to represent our various Associations and all those principals that couldn’t attend:

  • Tautai o le Moana (Helen Varney)
  • Manurewa Principals (Karl Vasau, Saane Oldehaver) 
  • Otara Principals (Paeariki Mataroa-Johnson, Banapa Avatea)
  • Mangere Principals (Iosua Esera, Stephanie Tawha)
  • Otahuhu Principals (Parehuia & Fatu Enari, Paula Passfield) 
Photo: Faatili Iosua Esera (Principal Sutton Park)
Photo: Banapa Aveatea (Principal Flatbush)
Photo: Parehuia Enari (Principal PASS) Paula Passfield (Principal Fairburn)
Photo: Saane Faaofo-Oldehaver (Principal Weymouth)
Photo: Helen Varney (Director of Tautai o le Moana)
Photo: Paeariki Johnson (Principal Rongomai)

Even though his school are sad to see such an amazing leader and friend leave, we are all so proud to say that he will now leave his school and become the Northern Regional Manager for ERO – responsible for all that is ERO from the Bombay’s all the way up to the top of the North Island.

Photo: Otahuhu Primary School Staff Samoan Group
Photo: Jason Swann Siva Samoa 

Photo: Otahuhu Primary School Staff Indian Group
Photo: Otahuhu Primary School Staff Tongan Group

We are all proud of you Jason and wish you all the best at continuing to challenge the systems, structures, behaviours and thinking that continues to hold our students, staff and communities back … and all the other stuff ?