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

Matt Moncur

Accelerated Literacy Coach

Joanne Doyle

Classroom Teacher, Years 5 & 6

Pia Harre

Coordinator of Programmes for Children with Unique Learning Needs.

Vanessa Jansz

Classroom Teacher, Year 4

Your in school team at

Fruitvale

Bridget Dadley

Teacher

Shirley White

Teacher

Your in school team at

Glen Eden Intermediate

Mark Bridges

I-Col Writing

Paula McKean

I-Col Innovative Practice

Vaimoana Va'ai

I-Col Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Pam Hooper-Corbett

I-Col Reading

Frances Thompson

I-Col Maths

Your in school team at

Green Bay High

Caroline Andrew

Teacher

Chris Jordan

Teacher

Hayley Hunter

Teacher

Sally Kulasegram

Teacher

Anne Davies

Teacher

Zev Fishman

Teacher

Naomi Jonas

Teacher

Sarah Barrett-Hamilton

Teacher

Lis Gordon

Teacher

Your in school team at

Green Bay Primary

Dave Wileman

Whanau Leader

Wayne Southgate

Whanau Leader

James Mawson

SENCo and Literacy Leader

Your in school team at

Kaurilands Primary

Linda Heckler

Classroom Teacher, Team Leader, Teaching and Learning Leader

Josh Farrell

Classroom Teacher, Leader of Innovation

Kimberly Newmarch

Classroom Teacher, Mathematics Leader, Assessment for Learning Leader

Micaela Bonnar

Classroom Teacher, Literacy Leader

Your in school team at

Konini Primary

Stacey Marfleet

Teacher

Charlotte Nola

Teacher

Your in school team at

Laingholm Primary

Claire Cheeseman

Digital Technologies

Jonathan Davidson

Student Engagement

Your in school team at

New Lynn

Piaare Swann

Learning Support Lead Teacher

Michelle Andrews

Lead Teacher in Literacy

Lisa Pickles

Lead Teacher in Mathematics

Your in school team at

Oaklynn Special School

Carol Gilson

Lead Teacher e-learning

Gina Wright

Lead Teacher Literacy

Louise Dore

Lead Teacher Culturally Responsive Practice

Your in school team at

Titirangi Primary

Jessica Hartin

Teacher

Teresa Hannard

Teacher

Lisa Dever

Teacher

Your in school team at

Woodlands Park

Nick Gill

I-CoL leader, ICT Team member

Marijke Hansford

I-CoL Leader, SENCO

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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
mikec@geis.school.nz

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
michellea@geis.school.nz

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
naomi.laycock@oaklynn.school.nz

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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