Kōtuitui

Kaurilands Primary

Jo Augustine

Jo Augustine, Principal

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:

Josh Farrell

Josh Farrell

Tēnā koutou, ko Josh tōku ingoa. This year I am looking at how we can ensure that as a group of kaiako we have a strong understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum levels in Writing.

Linda Heckler

Linda Heckler

My role is exploring best practice for catering for diverse learners in the classroom. My current focus area is students who are gifted and talented.

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

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

Jenna Powell

Jenna Powell

Kia ora I am Jenna and I am researching how the increasing anxiety in our children is having an impact on their learning and happiness at school.