Team Leader/Room 17
Ko Ōhuiarangi tōku Maunga
Ko Tamaki tōku Awa
Nō Owairoa, ki Tāmaki Mākaurau Ahau
Ko Ngāti Pākehā tōku Iwi
Ko Jackson tōku Whānau
Ko John tōku Pāpā
Ko Sandy tōku Māmā
Ko Luanna tāku Wahine
Ko Matthew tōku Ingoa
Kei Kirikiriroa taku Kāinga
He Kaiako Ahau ki te Kura Tuatahi o Te Kauwhata
Hi I’m Matthew Jackson and this is my fourth year teaching at Te Kauwhata Primary. I'm from Auckland, but have made the move to the Waikato and am currently living in Hamilton with my wife, Luanna.
My background is in Political Marketing and in 2014 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and followed this with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). I’m also a Commissioned Officer in the New Zealand Cadet Forces, currently serving with No 7 (City of Hamilton) Squadron.
In 2021 I’m teaching in Room 17, a Year 5/6 Class, and am the Senior School Team Leader as well as the STEAM Leader and Digital Technologies Teacher.
I enjoy making connections with students and their whānau and strive every day to help them achieve success.