Alexandria Knight    

Alexandria Knight

Ngati Rauhoto, Bachelor of Arts, Massey University

To Whom it May Concern,

I would sincerely like to thank the Wairakei Trust for supporting me and in doing so motivating me in my studies.

In the digital age we live in it would have been impossible for me to have the success I had in my first year of university studies without the generosity of the Wairakei Trust.

Receiving the education grant from Wairakei enabled me to purchase a laptop – which was crucial for me to complete and submit my assignments. I passed all my papers in 2011 which included a range of Maori Studies papers and Psychology and Education elective papers. I came away with five A grades putting me in a comfortable position to head into my second year.

This year I am also very excited to be adding an English major to my degree.

When I've completed my degree I would like to travel and learn as much as I can from the world, and then return home to put all my new skills and experiences into effect.

I'd like to work with iwi and hapu initiatives aimed at enabling Maori to be pro-active in improving Health and Education among our people. Completing a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching – Secondary Schools will also enable me to initiate schemes within school sectors in a teaching role.

Yours sincerely, Alexandria Knight

Whakatauāki:   English

Wārea te one tapu,

Ka hura tangata a uta, me tiakina atu ki tangata a tai, Ka hura tangata a tai, me tiakina atu ki tangata a uta. Kia oti ake te mahara ma te taiao mo ake tonu atu.

Clear the sacred pathway,

And let those who care for the hinterland, be as one with those who reside by the seaside. Let those who care for the seaside, be of one thought with those of the hinterland, only then will the care of the environment be secured forever.