He rerekē tēnei, i tēnā - each has its own uniqueness

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He rerekē tēnei, i tēnā - each has its own uniqueness

Ānaru White and Te Mako Orzecki discuss the importance of pronouncing names correctly, and the meanings behind them.

As former kaiako, they can think of several occasions when students’ names were mispronounced. This lead to a disappointing and upsetting reaction from students. On the other hand, Ānaru has a fond memory of when a former colleague came to him at the start of the year and asked him how to pronounce class list names correctly.