Team Members


Debbie Holmes

Kahui Ako Lead

Ko Debbie Holmes toku ingoa

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Debbie Holmes is the deputy principal of Kaitao Intermediate School in Western Heights, Rotorua. She has been teaching for over 20 years in a variety of schools across the North Island and has taught from new entrant to Yr13 in a range of subject areas. She has been principal of two small rural schools. She has worked within Te Maru o Ngongotaha Kahui Ako as the Across School Leader of the hauora portfolio. Debbie was appointed the Lead Principal for Te Maru o Ngongotahā Kahui Ako for 2021/22. She works alongside her colleagues to lead collaborative inquiry work linked to Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy and in support of Maori Medium pathways to ensure wellbeing across the Kahui Ako for students, staff and community.