About Kāhui Ako ki Orewa

Mark Ralston (Te ao Māori), Bridget O’Dea (21st Century Learning), Jackie Boyd (Future Ready), Gillian Bray (Across School Principal), Leanne Evans (Hauora), Cameron Lockie (Across School Principal)

2021 – Our Vision

“Creating a community of shared understanding”

2021-2022 Achievement Challenges

Te ao Māori


Future Ready

21st Century Learning


Focus Goals



Professional Learning Standard

Use inquiry, collaborative problem solving and professional learning to improve professional capability to impact on the learning and achievement of all learners.

Inquire into and reflect on the effectiveness of practice in an ongoing way, using evidence from a range of sources.

  1. Critically examine how my own assumptions and beliefs, including cultural beliefs, impact on practice and the achievement of learners with different abilities and needs, backgrounds, genders, identities, languages and cultures.
  2. Engage in professional learning and adaptively apply this learning in practice.
  3. Be informed by research and innovations related to: content disciplines; pedagogy; teaching for diverse learners, including learners with disabilities and learning support needs; and wider education matters.
  4. Seek and respond to feedback from learners, colleagues and other education professionals, and engage in collaborative problem solving and learning-focused collegial discussions.

Focus Goals

Writing and Mathematics    

Kahui Ako schools are using learning progressions effectively. Accuracy for mathematics and writing is monitored within and across schools with a robust moderation programme. Models of effective practice for all learners are shared to ensure success for all.

Learner Support  – Students with special needs

Develop a Kāhui Ako system which identifies and shares resources and programmes that can support teachers to work effectively with students with wide ranging needs.

Te Reo/Tikanga

The Te Reo curriculum progressions are embedded into practice from ECE onwards. All teachers are supported within the Kāhui Ako to build confidence and competence to achieve this.

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