MidBays Kāhui Ako Day - Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

Learning & Connecting
MidBays Kāhui Ako Staff Only Day 2018

Rangitoto College hosted over 500 educators today for the MidBays Kāhui Ako Staff Only Day,2018. 

Confident, inspiring student leader, Noelene, opened the day with karakia and waiata for the manuhiri, setting the day up for collaboration and empowerment.

Au Kaha, Kia Kaha!

Lead Principal, Ken Ward, warmly welcomed the seven schools attending this year's Kāhui Ako Staff Only Day. The theme for today - learning and connecting. 

Ken updated the Kāhui Ako on the recent evaluation of the first two years, and the successes achieved from the challenges set in 2015. Currently, we are in the process of gathering and analysing data from various stakeholders to inform our new Achievement Challenge - or learning framework. 

Ken reiterated that the aim is to ensure the direction of the MidBays Kāhui Ako will be clear to you all. How?  Through an articulate vision, mission and purpose, we aim to connect the head and heart. We want you to feel part of a community - Kāhui Ako is about collaboration, being connected and Ako. WE all have a part to play in shifting achievement for ALL learners to ensure all our learners improve. Together, we can achieve this. As the MidBays Kāhui Ako, we have a bright and exciting journey ahead - one where everyone belongs and has a place.

"Collaboration has no hierarchy. The sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth." (Amit Ray)

"Poipoa te kakano Kia puawai"

Nurture the seed and it will blossom