Our Learning Framework

Our Learning framework is broken into two components:

Kotahitanga Model

The Kotahitanga model encompasses a holistic approach to raising positive outcomes for all learners.

The diagram below captures the learning dimensions our Kāhui Ako have agreed to work on collaboratively. The links between the dimensions are illustrated below. This structure outlines, for our learning community, a framework to sharply focus on relevant learning for the future.  It shows the flow of ideas through the Learning Framework to the identification of inquiries relevant to student learning and wellbeing.

Kotahitanga Korero

The wind (Tawhirimātea) represents the drivers of our learning framework. From a light zephyr to a howling gale the wind will drive the force of change for our Kāhui Ako.  

Our iwi share the waka (Tainui) as we paddle forward in faith (whakapono) - working as one we grow in learning together.    

The clouds (kapua) blow on the wind (Tawhirimātea’s breath). They are shapeshifters and journey through the skies sustaining life and the direction of our journey. At any given time the cloudscape changes, as our needs evolve.  

The mountain (maunga) is the foundation that shapes the landscape in which we work.

The clouds (kapua) embrace the mountain (maunga). Working together, supporting and bringing life to each other. 

The wind, the clouds and the paddlers all affect the performance of our waka. Together we are strong and can work through the pitching and rolling of the journey.

Ma te whakapono tātou e ahu whakamua - Forward in faith together.

Learning Framework 

The learning framework is a bird's eye view of the maunga.  As you can see Literacy and Numeracy are built on a foundation of bi-culturally embedded pedagogy, and agency and resilience. 

* ECE work within the areas of Agency and Bi-Culturally Embedded Pedagogy

As an AST team working within each of these areas, we are activators of connection; mobilising expertise and enabling collaboration across each school for the betterment of all.