South-East Christian Kāhui Ako

South East Christian Kahua Ako
Sancta Maria College Elim Christian College Santa Maria Catholic Primary School St Mark's Catholic School KingsGate School Our Lady Star of the Sea School

October 2019


The ASLs and Lead Principal were fortunate enough to attend ULearn19 in Rotorua during the school holidays. We attended many breakouts and keynotes that addressed themes of Whanaungatanga, Citizenship, Cultural Responsiveness, Disruption, Innovation and more! We came out of the breakouts feeling inspired and wanting to share our new learning over meals.We are all looking forward to having further discussions back at our own kura about this new learning and finding ways to implement this into our own classroom practice.

WSL Meeting - Celebration of Inquiries

On the 24th of October, the WSLs and ASLs came together to plan together our upcoming Celebration of Inquiries Afternoon. All teachers in our Kahui Ako will have the opportunity to attend sessions led by our ASLs and WSLs, who have discovered some gems while inquiring into their practice this year. The WSLs and ASLs have worked incredibly hard on their inquiries this year and this Celebration will be a great way to connect all our kaiako and share in learning.

2019 Reflections and Learning Maps

The Kahui Ako Leadership team recently reflected on our first year as a fully functioning Kahui Ako. The ASLs and Kahui Ako Lead, with support from Brian Annan, analysed these reflections and looked at the gems and the challenges that our Kahui Ako has faced this year. Our next step will be to re-group with the Leadership team to share our analysis and look at where to next for 2020.

The ASLs also updated Brian on our Learning Maps journey. We are all at different stages of the process, but are beginning to see the benefits of students mapping their learning. This encourages students to be more active in their learning, more collaborative and more innovative to resolve challenges as learners. We discussed how important the interactions are between the learner and the person, place or tool..