Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

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

Each Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako sets shared goals, or achievement challenges based on the particular needs of its learners. Once these have been endorsed by the Minister of Education, the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako works with learners, their parents, whānau, iwi and communities to achieve those challenges. Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are a part of Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative. 

New Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

On Monday, 5 December 2016, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced a further 32 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. There are now 180 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako spread throughout the country. 1503 schools, 95 early learning services and 3 tertiary providers are now part of a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako, involving more than 495,000 students.

See the map of all Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako across the country

Benefits of joining a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako

By collaborating and sharing expertise, children and young peoples' 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.

Read about Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in the Auckland region:

Schools and/or kura within a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako are resourced to allow teachers time to work together on meeting the achievement challenges, drawing on each other’s skills, knowledge and experience. 

Boards of trustees choose whether their school/kura will join or form a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. Early learning services and post-secondary education providers can also join voluntarily. 

 

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