Daiminn Kemp is putting his teaching degree and love of sports to good use, as one of Turanga Health’s newest health and sports providers.
Daiminn (Ngai Tāmanuhiri) studied primary school teaching through Te Wānanga o Raukawa and has spent the past three years as a Lytton High School relief teacher. Now with Turanga Health he works in schools and kohangas teaching ki o rahi, league and physical skills.
“At the start of the year I started postgraduate health and sports studies extramurally through Waikato University. When the [Turanga Health] position came up, everything I was studying matched the job description, so I asked my tutor what she thought and she said to go for it.”
Daiminn still has a year of study to complete but is already putting his knowledge to good use.
“I always wanted to focus more on physical education as a teacher. Most of my strengths and experiences were listed in the job description and I’ve always wanted to work with children in sports. I’m so glad I’m finally getting that experience here at Turanga Health.”
“The amount of schools Turanga Health reaches out to and the amount of time and resources they give is awesome. I also like that they have an opportunity to participate and involve themselves in programmes that other companies don’t offer.”
Before teaching and study Daiminn worked in the printing industry for more than 20 years in Wellington and then at Logans Print in Gisborne.
Daiminn is father to four and grandfather to two. In his spare time he loves being at the beach with wife Kellyann and family, and staying active outdoors. “I love hunting (mainly pigs), and diving, and tramping...but the tramping happens by default if you don’t catch anything!”
Turanga Health welcomes Daiminn.
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