On Thursday, 6 March 2019, we held a meeting for our combined Boards of Trustees. This had a dual purpose. The one reason was to meet with Ministry of Education representatives to discuss the proposed site of a new school in our district. The second reason to meet was to introduce the Kāhui Ako leaders to the BoTs. One of the clear sentiments expressed at the property meeting was the power of a combined approach. The ministry responded to the Kāhui Ako appeal for a meeting and this gave us a real sense of our community standing in solidarity together.
This meeting also gave the leaders of the Kāhui Ako a chance to discuss the overview for 2019. We discussed the proposed plans for each focus group, as well as a discussion about our visits to individual schools. In addition to this, we shared our website and reminded board members of our weekly newsletters. This is our way of connecting with our community, sharing professional learning opportunities, and keeping people abreast of developments within our Kāhui Ako group.