LaylaRirinui

Ngāti Kahungunu, NgāiterangiRose Hellaby Scholarship

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LaylaRirinui

Ngāti Kahungunu, NgāiterangiRose Hellaby Scholarship

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2017 has been my first year of high school and I expected it to be hard because you had to go to different classes for different subjects and have different teachers. But I’ve realised it’s not hard for me; just challenging. I am used to going to different classes now and the teachers have helped me settle in and make sure I understand what we’re learning. The Rose Hellaby Scholarship helps me do my best in every aspect of school, as I didn’t have to worry about paying for my uniform and school fees as much. Now I can save for a school trip to Japan in 2019, as Japanese is one of my favourite subjects. My goal is to one day be a surgeon and I know with the support of my whanau and organisations like the Māori Education Trust I can. I always tell my friends about the Māori Education Trust, as I think they might benefit from it like I did. I help my friends in class with their schoolwork because I want them to achieve. My whanau is very proud of my aspirations and accomplishments. They show me this by telling me they are proud and being very supportive. Having a good education and good future is what drives me to succeed and I want my friends to as well.