TE KAHUI AKO O TARANAKI MOHOAO
Papatahi ki te Ngākau, Pūtahi ki te Atawhai - Care Through Collaboration Creating One Community
Kia ora koutou
Where has this past 11 weeks gone?
Our Kahui Ako are making great strides in working towards our combined Achievement Challenges. This year myself, Penny and Sonia have finally put together our achievement challenge refresh for approval with the Ministry of Education. This has been a long and drawn out process and it is great to have this completed:
As a result we will be asking all Principals and Boards to resign the Memorandum of Understanding. Kim will be in touch with you all about this.
The focus for myself and our Across School Leads (ASL) over the next two terms is to further strengthen our evaluative capability as a Kahui Ako and to develop ways to share our journey across all four of our Achievement Challenges. As we develop this work we will start to share this with you via our website/facebook page and newsletters. We are going to have our heads down concentrating on this big piece of work so you may not see much of us during Term 2.
It was with great disappointment that we had to cancel our combined Teacher Only Day scheduled for this term. We tried to coordinate another date but we weren't able to. Mary Chamberlain is booked in to work with us next year.
Congratulations to Kathryn Pick (Support Principal) who has been elected to the Board of Tutaki as an education representative for our Kahui Ako.
Thank you also to Graham Sands (Support Principal) who has been elected as Treasurer of Whakaahurangi Marae.
Kathryn Pick (Eltham School), Chris Mattock (Makahu School), and Chris Linders (St Jospeh's School) are all on Ministry of Education sabbaticals next term. On behalf of everyone we wish them all the best on a chance to research, study, reflect and or conduct school visits.
We hope everyone takes some time to recharge their batteries, with what they love doing, over the non contact time so you are at the top of your game to start the new term :)
KAPA HAKA PLANNING
Our Key Leadership Team (KLT) meet 2 times per term. This group oversee the running of the Kahui Ako and the Lead Principal provides updates, next steps planning, finances and how we are progressing with our Achievement Challenges. Currently the KLT Team consist of
Kim Waite - Lead Principal, Graham Sands and Kathryn Pick - Support Principals, Megan England, Jason Elder, Cam Stone and Makere Gerrard
KAHUI AKO POWHIRI - WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY
This was a fabulous way to start the year as a Kahui Ako. With so many new staff starting in our schools across the Kahui Ako it really was great to bring everyone together. Now that all our staff have been welcomed onto the marae it is now an opportunity for our Kahui Ako to continue to hold some of our hui there. Thank you to Graham Sands for coordinating this day.
As a result of our powhiri our Principals/Centre Leads and Cultural Leaders, in our schools, met with Phil and Puhi (Ngaruahine) up at Dawson Falls to listen and learn about their local stories.
WITHIN SCHOOL LEADS 2021
Shelley Fuller - Toko School - Transition to High School
Mandy Crowe - Ngaere/Eltham Schools - Cultural Capacity
Emma Dravitski - Ngaere School - Learner Agency
Caitlyn Murray - Midhirst School - Cultural Capacity
Gentry Simpson- Taranaki Diocesan - Cultural Capacity
Chad Jacob - Stratford Primary - Wellbeing
Emily Stevenson - Stratford Primary School - Learner Agency
Lorelei Franklin - St Jospeh's - Learning Agency
Dan Wood - Stratford High School - Transitions - Primary to Secondary
Reijanne Campbell - Stratford High School - Transitions - Secondary to life
Wendy Walker - Stratford High School - Wellbeing
We have had two hui this term to share our action plans and work over the past 10 weeks and to assist with planning the Super Staff Meeting. Look out for our WSL's and book in a time to chat with them at one of their workshops. These people are leading great things in their schools. If you need any assistance or just want to chat with them about what they are doing please make contact with them. They will be more than willing to share their journey.
Our WSL's are also participants in our Emerging Leadership programe.
ACROSS SCHOOL LEADS
The purpose of this AP/DP group is to create a professional development group for APs and DPs. This is for a couple of purposes
To form a local network of AP/DPs for professional discussion on leadership.
Make sense of the AP/DP position in the Kahui Ako.
Enable discussion and learning about effective leadership and change management.
To develop the inquiry around the achievement challenges in the Kahui Ako.
To be responsive to the needs created from the participants.
This fabulous group work with Ben Laybourn over the year. Below are some team building photos to get the group started for the 2021 school year.
Kathe Tawhiwhirangi - Core Education - to work with our Emerging Leaders and to work with our school leaders on our Cultural Capacity goals.
Ben Laybourn - Evaluation Associates - Learner Agency and Learner Focused Relationships/ Data/Evaluation and our AP/DP network
Bek Galloway -0 What If Education - Localised Curriculum and Learner Agency
Cathie Johnson - NZCER -Data/Evaluation
Del Costello - Cognition Education - Oral language
Christine Braid - Massey University - Structured Literacy
To book into these or to find out more about any of these PLD providers please touch base with Kim, Penny or Sonia.
ORAL LANGUAGE WITH DEL COSTELLO
We look forward to welcoming Del Costello back to our Kahui Ako in Term 2 on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June.
She will be running sessions over the three days for:
- Teacher aides: Working on strategies to work with children with Oral Language difficulties
- SENCO's, LSC's and Lead Teachers of Oral Language: Developing systems to track and support children with Oral Language difficulties through your schools/centres.
- Teachers: In school support with modelling and coaching of Oral Language strategies.
READING TOGETHER HAS STARTED IN SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS
Kahui Ako funding enabled Eltham School to provide four sessions of the Reading Together programme to our parents/whanau. This was an opportunity to provide support and guidance with home reading. This programme has been run by our school literacy team of Mrs Barnes and Mrs Wilkins. Our parents/whanau received certificates and a thank you pack for their valuable contributions and participation in this programme. We were encouraged by the feedback that they gave us around how the sessions have supported their child/children with their reading at home. Special thanks to Billie Sculpher from Eltham Library whose input was invaluable at all sessions.
Some of the feedback given to us:
HAUTU BOARD TRAINING
Have you shared this with your Boards?
Kathe Tawhiwhirangi is going to be hosting this training for our combined school Board of Trustees. This is going to be funded through the Kahui Ako.
A light meal will be provided.
Can you please share this at your next BOT meeting. principals have access to the booking document.
A venue will be decided after numbers are confirmed.
Online Safety Information Presentation for Families - 8TH JULY 2021 Change of date.
CALENDAR EVENTS OF INTEREST
13 May - ASL applications close
18 May - Leadership Data/Evaluation Workshop 3
20 May - AP/DP Workshop
26 May - Super Staff Meeting
27 May - e.asTTle Training
1 June - Hautu Training - BOT Members
1 June - Emerging Leaders
2 June - Leadership Hui - Cultural Capacity - Kathe Tawhiwhirangi
24 June - Leaders Meeting
30 June - Leadership Data/Evaluation Workshop 4
30 June - WSL Hui
18th August - Super Staff Meeting