Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako
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.
Reaching 7,052 students, our community drives forward learning delivering results for students, parents and teachers alike.
Accelerated Literacy Coach
Classroom Teacher, Years 5 & 6
Coordinator of Programmes for Children with Unique Learning Needs.
Classroom Teacher, Year 4
I-Col Innovative Practice
I-Col Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
SENCo and Literacy Leader
Classroom Teacher, Team Leader, Teaching and Learning Leader
Classroom Teacher, Leader of Innovation
Classroom Teacher, Mathematics Leader, Assessment for Learning Leader
Classroom Teacher, Literacy Leader
Learning Support Lead Teacher
Lead Teacher in Literacy
Lead Teacher in Mathematics
Lead Teacher e-learning
Lead Teacher Literacy
Lead Teacher Culturally Responsive Practice
I-CoL leader, ICT Team member
I-CoL Leader, SENCO
Meet the team you’ll be seeing a lot more of as part of the Kōtuitui Community of Learning
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.
Deputy Principal at Green Bay High School
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.
Deputy Principal at Kaurilands School
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.
Teacher at Green Bay High School
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.
Teacher at Glen Eden Intermediate School
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.
Deputy Principal at Glen Eden Intermediate School
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.
Deputy Principal at Fruitvale School
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.
Teacher at Green Bay High
I am excited about the opportunity to work together across schools to share good pedagogy and provide the best outcomes for our students.
Teacher at Oaklynn Special School
What the community says
A powerful educational research and development network focused on meeting local learning needs.
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
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.
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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