Kia ora, Talofa Lava Jean Batten Aiga/whanau

My name is Rangipai Hira and I am a qualified social worker based here at Jean Batten School. I work for ME Family services situated in Mangere East in the Manaaki Tangata team. I officially started in my role as a SWiS AT the beginning of Term 1 this. A bit about me, I am a mum of two kids aged 2 years and 8 years old. I was brought up in South Auckland, in Manurewa. I am Maori (Tainui).  Both of my children are Maori/Samoan descent. I associate with Te Puea Marae and have a lot of whanau connections within the Mangere area. I am very honoured and proud to be working here at Jean Batten School. I’m here to support whanau by working in partnership with parents, children and school with any social issues or concerns, e.g. housing, social skills of your child at school, safety, wellbeing, struggling/hard times and so much more. You can contact me by phone on 022-6941052 and we can arrange a time to meet and discuss any further queries you may have around the services I offer. Manuia Le Aso, Kia Pai To Ra. Rangipai (SWiS)