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Tim Tipene - School Failure to Award Winning Author

Tim Tipene spoke to students at the Auckland Writers Festival and shared some of his inspirational story of overcoming a violent and abusive childhood, and breaking the cycle, to become an Award Winning Author and Community Hero.

When Tim Tipene started school he ended up in special classes for everything. He was in special classes to help him with maths, with reading. He even had to see a lady in the school staff room who was a speech therapist, and her job was to help him talk properly, because he couldn't talk properly. And then a new teacher came to the school, and she changed Tim's life forever.

This is how it happened .


About Tim Tipene.

Tim is the author of ten books, five of which have won awards.

In 1994 Tim created the Warrior Kids programme teaching Children Self Control and Self Regulation.

Tim, a trained counsellor with a graduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, went on to provide

Warrior Kids to communities and schools for over 20 years, changing the lives of thousands of children and their families.

Warrior Kids is now being taught nationally and internationally.

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