Ōtakāro - Kahui Ako
A Kāhui Ako , Community of Learning, is a group of education and training providers working together to help learners achieve their full potential. In the Ōtakāro Kāhui Ako (OKA), we have seven local schools; Banks Avenue, Waitakiri Primary, Shirley Primary, Shirley Intermediate, Chisnallwood Intermediate, Shirley Boys and Avonside Girls. As well as these seven schools we have a number of preschools and kindergartens in OKA.
We set shared goals based on the particular needs of our tamariki. Staff across the Kāhui ako work with students, their parents, whānau, iwi and communities to achieve these goals. Our school hangi in 2019 was the result of the work we had been doing with OKA.
By collaborating and sharing expertise, students' learning pathways are supported and their transition through the education system improved. This approach also provides more opportunities for parents, families and whānau and communities to be involved with their children and young people's learning.
This is the Ōtakāro Kahui Ako vision (see image) for the next two years. As a community of learning we will be focusing on Hauora, literacy and cultural responsiveness in order to lift student achievement and improve outcomes for children.