What are Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako? – February 2017

A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of early childhood education services me ngā kōhanga reo (early learning services), schools, kura, and post-secondary, working together to help students achieve their full potential.

A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of early childhood education services me ngā kōhanga reo (early learning services), schools, kura, and post-secondary, working together to help students achieve their full potential.

Kāhui Ako are part of the Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative announced in January 2014.

There are now 180 Kāhui Ako spread throughout the country, involving 95 early learning services, 1503 schools, 3 tertiary providers and more than 495,000 students.

Although voluntary, we encourage early learning services to consider what they can contribute to a Kāhui Ako. This includes being able to share valuable expertise, knowledge and experience and support learners to navigate the 0-18 learning pathway.

As you will note from Katrina’s message in the February issue of He Pānui Kōhungahunga – the Early Learning Bulletin, we are encouraged that a number of early learning services have joined Kāhui Ako already. We also know that many more services are interested in joining a Kāhui Ako.

Our regional staff are actively involved in making connections between early learning services, schools and kura around joining a Kāhui Ako. To find out more about Kāhui Ako in your area, and to start getting involved, contact your local Ministry of Education Office.

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