Mr George Tu’u’u has come on board this year as Mueller’s new Indigenous Liason and Support Officer. Over the past couple of years, the College has realised a deficit in our understanding, engagement, and support of Indigenous students. The role of Indigenous Liaison and Support Officer has been created to work collaboratively with students and staff to support and embed a deeper understanding of Indigenous people in our pastoral and academic programs.

Mr Tu’u’u was introduced to students at megaChapel and quickly became a new favourite sharing his passion for the gospel and desire to invest in young people. Students from Year 1 to Seniors leaned in as he told them about his Rugby endeavours and the nickname his tackles earned him as the ‘Samoan Chiropractor’! We got to know him a little more this week…

What brought you to Mueller and what is your role?

My family has a long association with the school. Both my kids attended Mueller and my wife works here too. I love what Mueller is all about. The Christian ethos and their Christ-centred approach to education that is biblically based preparing the students for life both academically and spiritually.

I am the ‘Indigenous Liaison and Support Officer’, a new role to support the Indigenous and other culturally diverse students at Mueller

What was your favourite subject at school and which subject did you dread?

My favourite subjects were History, English and PE. Loved writing, doing research and playing sports.

Math and Science were my least favourites and I didn’t enjoy them at all.

If you could impart one message to your students what would it be?

I would encourage and remind them of the God-given potential that’s in them already. Whatever areas they are gifted in, that’s where God has graced them to flourish but they need to discover that and develop them to their full potential.

What was your very first job?

My first job after completing my first year at university was working as a doorman at a nightclub in Hamilton NZ owned by my boxing/kickboxing coach.

Favourite beach?

Any beautiful white sandy beach back in Samoa where I was born.