Ben Kidd

Kia ora koutou,

Ko Tauhara toku maunga,

Ko Taupo-nui-a-tea toku moana,

Ko Indian Empire toku waka,

Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi.

Ko Ben Kidd ahau.

Growing up here in Taupo in the 90’s, I did my schooling with a strong connection to the area and the Taupo community. 

I moved to Dunedin for my high school years, developing a love for music and singing, and eventually completing a degree in opera singing at Otago.

Throughout my life, I always felt most at home teaching, helping young people bring out their potential and skills, finding that “lightbulb” moment along the way.

I studied teaching in Christchurch in 2019, at the New Zealand Graduate School of Education.

I am so pleased to begin my teaching journey here at Wairakei, where I am able to bring my love for learning, music and the Taupo community into one place.

No reira,

Tena koutou,

Tena koutou,

Tena koutou katoa.

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Ben Kidd