MATAURANGA

WHY CHOOSE KERSHAWS?

School not for you?  Looking for the perfect plan B?  Improve your chances in a changing world with one of our FREE courses.

dream it

want it

slay it

do things a little differently with us

Yes, you’ll walk away with:

  • NZQA accredited qualifications
  • work experience
  • clear pathways to further study options
  • industry hook-ups and community support.

But that’s not all.

 

WHAKAOHOOHO  |  whakahauhau

stand taller

Through our Life-Fit support programs and a whole lot of aroha, your self-worth and respect for self and others will increase as you re-gain your confidence.  Standing taller comes when you know your new extended whānau (family) will always have you back!

 

meet the whanau

Check out the amazing village that will support your journey

We’re not alone in supporting your journey.  Our community connections extend throughout Aotearoa.  Those pathways become yours when you enrol.  

From support with further education, to employment opportunities, career mentoring, work experience, government assistance and chances to build friendships through service, you will receive all the whakahauhau (encouragement) you need to empower your success.

Lana Kershaw

Lana Kershaw

Wahine Kaha | Amazonian Badass | Queen of Sass

Once General Manager Lana has your back there is no looking back.  Not only does she    get you, she’s got you 100% too. 
Kaaran Kershaw

Kaaran Kershaw

Kāitiaki | Fisher of Me | Straight Shooter

Kershaw’s Business Manager is secretly called The Human Creme Egg. He works hard, plays hard and is a man of his word.

Esta Metekingi

Esta Metekingi

Wāhine Toa | Financial Kahuna | Education Maestro

Our Intensive Literacy & Numeracy Tutor and Director knows how it feels to have big dreams.  No one will care for yours more.

Lili-Anne Kershaw-Smiler

Lili-Anne Kershaw-Smiler

Mana wahine | Vibe Architect | Joy Enforcer

No one does joy better than our Queen of Sprinkles & Inspiration, and head of Marketing and Media. 

Aimee Joy

Aimee Joy

Tribe Connector | Vibe Creator | Admin Maestro

Your goals are in safe hands with Amy.  Fair, empathetic, and trustworthy, she connects everything to everyone.

Chick Tarawa-Rameka

Chick Tarawa-Rameka

Taonga Protector | Dream Architect | Fun Instigator

To tutor Chick everyone is whanau.  Her mission is to give you a great learning experience, where you feel safe, valued and supported. 

Taane Te Koi

Taane Te Koi

Te Tama ā Tāne Whakapiri | Tikanga Māori Advocate

Our batman (and head tutor) of building and construction leads by example, fuelled by the wellbeing of his whanau and people.   

Bobbin Te Koi

Bobbin Te Koi

Wāhine Pūmau | Queen of R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Making building cool since forever, builder and tutor Bobbin expresses aroha through action and trades respect for respect.  

Madsen Tarawa

Madsen Tarawa

Tama Toa | Carver | K-Pop Legend

Batman’s Robin of building and construction, Peer tutor Madsen’s easy-going, friendly nature and carver skills make him a student favourite.