Introduction: Ko wai au?  Who am I?  
Ko Tafua (Upolu) te maunga  -Tafua (Upolu) is the mountain
Ko Te Moana-nui-a-kiwa te wai - The Pacific is my water           
Ko Nofoali'i te kainga - Nofoali'i (Samoa) is my village
Ko Tanuvasa te Tipuna - Tanuvasa is my Ancestral family head 
Ko Toomata Seu Seu Siave toku Papa - To'omata Seuseu Siave is my Father  
Ko Elizabeth (NIckel) Siave  toku Mama - Elizabeth (Nickel) Siave is my Mother
Ko Geoff Siave toku Ingoa -  My name is Geoff Siave 
Tihei Mauri Ora - These things make me who I am.

Other key parts of me are: 
  • Christchurch-born and raised  
  • Many siblings, lots of nephews and nieces, about sixty first cousins.
  • Married to Lynda - we have raised three fine young adults. 
  • Teaching for thirty years - First principalship in 1991  
  • Have taught in Porirua, Chatham Islands, Gisborne, Rotorua, Picton, Samoa, Christchurch.
  • Have been principal in six schools across New Zealand and Samoa 
  • Enjoy sport (mainly watching it nowadays!), biking, reading, gardening, family time.
Geoff Siave
Principal
Shirley Intermediate School





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