Kōtuitui

Kaurilands Primary

Jo AugustineErin NamajuskaGrant O'ConnorJackie TaylorTracey Sutherland

Jo Augustine, Principal
Erin Namajuska, Grant O'Connor, Jackie Taylor & Tracey Sutherland Associate Principals

He waka eke noa - A canoe which we are all in with no exception As a school we are deeply committed to the well being of all of our tamariki and this is reflected in our school vision statement: “Together we are passionately nurturing the potential of every learner”. Our values of Manaakitanga, Ako, Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga and Kaitiakitanga are an integral part of our school. Mokoroa is our school guardian, the kaitiaki taniwha that watches over us all. He also reminds us that we are all kaitiaki (guardians) of each other and the beautiful Waitakere ngahere that surrounds us and runs through our grounds. We are focused on the future and working with our community to ensure the very best outcomes for our learners. As a community we have worked hard to ensure our Graduate Learner Dispositions (Collaboration, Self Management, Citizenship, Thinking) are at the forefront of classroom life. We look forward to working with the kura in our Kōtuitui cluster for the betterment of all of our students. He aha te mea nui o te ao What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

This is my Kaurilands in-school Community of Learning team for 2020:

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

Kia ora, Ko Kim tōku ingoa, I am inquiring into developing and implementing a sustainable Kaurilands Māori curriculum and tikanga.

Abby Skeen

Abby Skeen

“Hi I’m Abby and this year I am going to be looking at best practise for teaching maths across our Kura. My main focus will be investigating problem solving and seeing how this could be an effective way to teach maths with all tamariki”.

Rebecca Barrett

Rebecca Barrett

This is my first year in the Kōtuitui In-School Role. My research inquiry will look at: "What does effective literacy practise look like at Kaurilands School, in years one to six?"

Catriona Pianina

Catriona Pianina

This is my first year in the Kōtuitui In-School Role. My research inquiry question is being refined and will be available shortly.