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Kāhui Ako o Wakatipu

Our school belongs to a network of learning organisations including all the primary schools and our 1 High School.   Local early childhood education centres and other services provide an entry point into the education pathway for most children in the local area and are in the early stages of connecting with our Kāhui Ako . 

The  Kāhui Ako o Wakatipu has  a strong network of passionate leaders and learners. We want to maintain the identity of our school, while collaborating and sharing expertise, so any child’s learning pathway is supported and their transition through the education system is optimal.

We are strongly motivated to improve our place of learning and our being a part of the Kāhui Ako is one way for us to do this. As ERO identified “Making the decision to form a community requires shifts in both thinking and practice. For many leaders, teachers, children and young people, parents, families and whänau, their school/early learning service is the teaching and learning organisation they know best. While this does not change, the big challenge is to move beyond focusing on ‘my school/early learning service’ to ‘our schools/early learning service’ – to a collective responsibility for the equity and excellence of outcomes for all children and young people within the Kähui Ako.”

Collaborative inquiry, along with coaching and mentoring, are the approaches we are focusing on to building teacher’s individual and collective capacity to provide equity and excellence for every learner.  

Information for resourcing for schools to be a part of the Kāhui Ako  can be found on the Ministry Website - https://www.education.govt.nz/communities-of-learning/about/support/#operational

The benefits for our school to being a part of the Kāhui Ako has also meant that we have been given the financial resource to provide a leadership opportunity in a within school lead role.  In this role, our lead teacher has lead the professional learning of the development of deep learning in our school, through discovering ways of making learning explicit, engaging, rich and authentic.  Two of our teachers were also funded to attend the Deep Learning conference in Auckland from funds sourced by the Kahui Ako from the Community Trust of Southland.  
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Principal Account,
Dec 5, 2018, 9:31 PM
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Principal Account,
Dec 5, 2018, 9:31 PM
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