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:
Kia ora, Ko Kim tōku ingoa, I am inquiring into developing and implementing a sustainable Kaurilands Māori curriculum and tikanga.
“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”.
Tēnā koutou, ko Rebecca tōku ingoa
This year I inquiring into best practise in Literacy learning at Kaurilands School. I am looking forward to working alongside colleagues within my school and community to lead change and growth for our tamarki and kaiako. I value the importance of collaboration and embrace opportunities to learn from, and with others.
This is my first year in the Kōtuitui In-School Role. My research inquiry question is being refined and will be available shortly.