Te Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa

NEWSLETTER No 24 May 2019


E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi te whāriki te raranga

Heoi anō mā te mahi o ngā whenu, mā te mahi tahi o ngā kairaranga

Ka oti tēnei whāriki

The tapestry of understanding cannot be woven by one strand alone.

Only by the working together of weavers,

will such a tapestry be completed.

Our Values

Integrate - whakakotahitia Innovate - auahatia

Include - tāpeke Inspire - whakaohoohotia

Our Goal

The aspirational goal for our kahui ako is to grow young people who, through being educated in our community and to use the words of NZ poet Allen Curnow: “learn the trick of standing upright here.”

Our way of operating, first and foremost, collaborative and strengthened by our professional respect for one another and underpinned by our united and passionate commitment to the young people entrusted to us.

Who are we?

Big picture

Welcome back to Term 2

It is our intention each month to send a newsletter to update everyone in our Kahui Ako about what has been occurring and what is planned.

It will be sent as a link and PDF for ease of access. Please share this with your staff, Board of Trustees and community where appropriate. We will be asking our Across School Teachers and or Principals to contribute to the content of this. Any feedback gratefully received.

New Appointments

Appointment of new Lead Principal: Karen Patterson, principal of Inglewood Primary School has taken over as Lead Principal at the beginning of Term 2.

Key Leadership Team


This group consists of Key Principals/ECE Head Teacher & MoE Senior Advisor. This group meet every week on Thursdays from 1330 - 1500.

At present this group consists of the following: Karen Patterson, Sally Wooller, Andrew Georgeson, Rosey Mabin, Richard Anderson - Jude Fawcett is MoE Senior Advisor, Jo Wilson is our Expert Partner and Kathe Tawhiwhirangi is our Key PLD Facilitator .

The role of the Key Leadership Team is to:

  • Updating (when required) the Achievement Challenge Plan that is focused on the needs of the learners.
  • Deliberate acts of Leadership to ensure the Aims and Outcomes in our Action Plan can be achieved.
  • Through an on-going plan of monitoring and review, support the Kahui Ako to build its effectiveness, including the capacity to operate responsively to community needs.

Introducing Our Team

Friendly Experts of our Kahui Ako

Across School Teachers

Within School Teachers

TEACHER ONLY DAY - Friday 8th March

On the above date we held our first ever Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day. Teachers from ECE, Primary and Secondary attended this day of sharing and collaboration.

Please click on the link below to view Keynote and a summary of the feedback from the day:

Transition PLD - Early Childhood & Junior Teacher PLD

Purpose: To provide support to Kāhui Ako o Kõhanga Moa around transition pathways to school and kura, in particular understanding the connections between Te Whāriki and New Zealand Curriculum.

Shared Pedagogy - Digital Fluency

Eyes within our Kahui Ako Spotlights

Celebrating Learning at Ratapiko

On a recent visit to Ratapiko, Principal Lisa Hill and RTL&B Wade Scott and Lyndsey Marment shared their Ako Mai initiative. Tuakana - Teina Literacy Programme. Ratapiko kids and staff are looking happy and are enjoying their various projects on the go. All the best for ERO, last week of term T2, Lisa and Team

Term 2 Calendar (This may change on a weekly basis)

Monday 27 May

Transition Workshop - Chrissy Lepper - postponed until June

Tuesday 28 May

Transition Workshop - Chrissy Lepper - postponed until June

Tuesday 28 May - KLP Hui (Karen, Lorraine and Paul)

Thursday 30 May

KLG Hui - Ing Prim 1330 - 1500

Thursday June 6

Kathe - Across Kahui hui, all day - Palmerston North

Thursday June 6

Waitomo Arotahi Kāhui Ako (W.A.K.A) visit to Te Kāhui Ako o Kōhanga Moa - All Day

KLG Hui - Ing Primary - 1330 - 1500

Tuesday 11 June

Transition Cafe - Chrissy Lepper

Tuesday 11 June

KLP Hui (Karen, Lorraine and Paul)

Thursday 12 June

Transition Cafe - Chrissy Lepper

Thursday 13 June

Kahui Ako Forum in Whanganui

Tuesday 18 June

Domain Review - with Kathe

Thursday 20 June

Transition Self Review - Lorraine and Sally

Thursday 20 June

KLG Hui - Ing Pri 1330 - 1500

Friday 21 June

Karen with Lorraine and Paul 1200 - 1330

Thurs 27 June

KLG Hui - Ing Pri 1330 - 1500

Friday 28 June

KLP Hui (Karen, Lorraine and Paul)

Thursday 4 July

KLG Hui - Ing Pri 1330 - 1500

Friday 4 July

Karen with Lorraine and Paul 1200 - 1330

Sunday 7 July

Kahui Ako - BoT self-review using Hautū 1530 - 1930 - Norfolk School