This year, MMTB was privileged to be able to provide two Sister Grace Scholarships. These scholarships are each worth a total of $5000 and offered to students studying within the field of education studies at an undergraduate tertiary level.

Paige Tuheke (Ngāti Kinohaku), recently returned to Aotearoa from Australia to continue her studies with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. As a past student of Te Wharekura o Maniapoto, Paige recognises the key importance of incorporating our Maniapototanga into the everyday teachings and educational curriculum.

“I was very fortunate to be one of the very first tauira of the kura (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto) and from these experiences I gained enough skills, knowledge, and education to help decide what career path I wanted to take, this is when I decided that I would follow my heart and look into teaching” says Paige.