Kōtuitui

Kōtuitui

Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako

Waitakere, Auckland

Lifting aspirations and raising educational achievement for every learner in our community

A collaborative relationship between twelve local schools creating a learning community.

Our community is located on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges, with much of its hinterland being native bush reserve which flows down to Auckland's west coast beaches and Manukau Harbour. On our eastern boundary we connect with the rapidly growing and vibrant urban area of New Lynn.

The majority of our students come from the suburbs of Titirangi, Green Bay and Glen Eden, the semi-rural and bush reserve areas of Laingholm and Huia, and the fringe of New Lynn. Consequently our community reflects the wide range of demographic and socio-economic diversity that is one of the defining characteristics of Auckland.

A Community of People Like You

Reaching 7,052 students, our community drives forward learning delivering results for students, parents and teachers alike.

Your in school team at

Arahoe

Angeline Tan

Mandarin Language Teacher / Lead Teacher for TLIF

Katherine Pringle

Te Kohanga Lead Teacher

Pia Harre

Unique Learning Needs Coordinator

Your in school team at

Fruitvale

Bridget Dadley

iCoL

Shirley White

iCoL

Your in school team at

Glen Eden Intermediate

Fleur Hunter

iCoL

Jennie Chatfield

iCoL

Pam Hooper-Corbett

Literacy Specialist Teacher, iCOL Priority Learners

Paula McKean

iCoL

Tini Walker

iCoL

Your in school team at

Green Bay High

Anne Davies

iCoL

Catrin Hughes

iCoL Joining both ends of the pathway

Sam Knowles

iCoL

Hannah Hopkins

iCoL

Hayley Hunter

iCoL

Jonathan Hilditch

iCoL

Mike Cole

iCOL - Junior Progress in Science

Sarah Barrett-Hamilton

iCoL and SENCO

Sue Ng

iCoL

Your in school team at

Green Bay Primary

Lorraine Sauvarin

iCoL

Wayne Southgate

iCoL

Cheryl McElroy

Deputy Princiapl and iCoL

Your in school team at

Kaurilands Primary

Jenna Powell

iCoL

Josh Farrell

iCoL

Kim Williams

iCoL

Linda Heckler

Diverse Learners in the Classroom

Your in school team at

Konini Primary

Charlotte Nola

iCoL

Lisa O'Malley

iCoL

Your in school team at

Laingholm Primary

Helen Auty

iCoL

Raewyn Flynn

iCoL

Your in school team at

New Lynn

Christina Fortes

iCoL

Jo-Anna Crosby

iCoL

Linda May Grant

iCoL

Your in school team at

Oaklynn Special School

Kelly Charteris

iCoL

Sian Pinchen

iCoL

Emma Cutts

iCoL

Your in school team at

Titirangi Primary

Lee-Ann McKenzie

iCoL

Linda Hall

iCoL

Your in school team at

Woodlands Park

Nick Gill

iCoL

Micah Haughton

ICoL

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Your Across School Team

Meet the team you’ll be seeing a lot more of as part of the Kōtuitui Community of Learning

Stefan Dale

It has been exciting to see Kotuitui build purposeful, inquiry driven relationships between the schools in our community. I can't wait to see the impact of Kotuitui's work to improve student and whanau experiences through ECE transition, investigate student well being, provide support at transition points between schools and provide stability for students with additional needs. Connecting our teachers, connects our schools and connects our work to our community.

Stefan Dale

Deputy Principal at Green Bay High School

Erin Namajuska

Kia Ora! I am excited and privileged to be joining the Across School Leaders of Kōtuitui this year. I look forward to working with and learning alongside all schools in our community of learning and watching us grow from strength to strength.

Erin Namajuska

Deputy Principal at Kaurilands School

Caroline Andrew

Tēnā koutou and Kia Orana. It is an absolute honour to be serving our Kōtuitui community as an Across School Leader for the first time this year. The opportunity to explore, discuss and foster a shared understanding of well-being across Kōtuitui through collaborative inquiry is a priviledge. I look forward to strengthening relationships focussed on learning and well-being between all schools in our Kāhui Ako.

Caroline Andrew

Teacher at Green Bay High School

Mike Chatfield

Tēnā koutou katoa. I am very privledged to be a part of this Across School Team. Over the last 2 years I have seen this community come together to discuss, listen and work towards the success of all our learners within our Kāhui Ako. I look forward to seeing the wins that can be made with our collective drive and focus.

Mike Chatfield

Teacher at Glen Eden Intermediate School

Michelle Abbasi

Kia ora koutou/Talofa lava, as a new member to this amazing ACOL team I feel privileged to be working alongside other professionals within our Kahui Ako to benefit the students throughout our community.

Michelle Abbasi

Deputy Principal at Glen Eden Intermediate School

Hine Viskovich

Kia ora! It is a fantastic opportunity to engage with, and contribute to our Kōtuitui Community of Learning. I am so privileged to be part of this team, in promoting and supporting excellence in teaching, benefiting all our learners.

Hine Viskovich

Deputy Principal at Fruitvale School

Jo Orr

I am passionate about learning and collaboration and I am really excited about the Community of Learning vision - and as both a parent and teacher I see the potential offered by these connections.

Jo Orr

Teacher at Green Bay High

Naomi Laycock

I am excited about the opportunity to work together across schools to share good pedagogy and provide the best outcomes for our students.

Naomi Laycock

Teacher at Oaklynn Special School

What the community says

A powerful educational research and development network focused on meeting local learning needs.

Morag Hutchinson

Principal, Green Bay High

I really appreciate the thinking, guidance and support of the Kotuitui team. I love how everyone is reflective in the moment and can share their thoughts. Ka mau te wehi

I-CoL Teacher

Kōtuitui CoL

Being part of Kōtuitui is valuable as we meet other colleagues, learn about differing percpectives and points of view and work together to raise student achievement.

I-CoL Teacher

Kōtuitui CoL

Collaboratively Developed Inquiry Cycles

Using collaborative development techniques we are delivering across our community and yours.

Community members contribute pedagogy (teaching), leadership and new ideas to collaboratively develop improved inquiry cycles specific to our current generation of learners.

Working in conjunction with community schools and individual teachers, the Kotuitui community delivers the latest in inquiry development.

Students and schools benefit from improved educational achievement as we lift the aspirations of our learners to new heights, driving real change in our local communities.

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