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Hawke's Bay
Palmerston North
New Plymouth


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One of the seven Leadership roles from Tū Rangatira (p14)
"The kaikötuitui leadership role is about collaborating with key stakeholders, and being able to broker relationships and weave people together to achieve consensus and enlist support for kaupapa of the kura. It involves advocating for the goals of the kura and bringing experience and expertise together to help achieve those goals. Central to kaikötuitui leadership is the ability to nurture diversity and celebrate the uniqueness that this brings to the kura. In addition, the kaikötuitui role has a responsibility to foster and support sound relationships focused on learners’ development and success" (p 34).
It is our hope that through this project and this wiki, this aspect of leadership can be grown and utilised more effectively.

This wiki was set up to support the leaders of schools involved in network learning communities, a project set up to support schools as they work towards implementing the NZ Curriculum. Anyone is free to visit the wiki and read all about our work, but you need to be a member of one of these clusters if you want to contribute.
When you ask to join, please give me a brief description of who you are and which school you are at.


Heather Bell
h.bell@massey.ac.nz
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Ken Kilpin
k.g.kilpin@massey.ac.nz
Find your school here with the new TKI tool to help those of us who are directionally challenged.
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2011 Network learning communities

Cluster Name
Lead School
Sector Leader(s)
Participating Schools
Adviser
Goals
1. Leadership
2. Ka Hikitia
3. Curriculum
Hawke’s Bay





1. CHB Coastal
Elsthorpe
Hayden Kennedy
Otane
Omakere
Sherwood
Oueroa
Waimarama
Elsthorpe
Steph
1. To build an effective learning community
2. Parents, whanau and iwi are highly engaged with their learner’s education.
3.Build shared understandings and processes for moderating and making OTJs across the NLC.
2. Integrated Intermediates
Iona College
Kirsty Duff
Iona College
Woodford House
Lindisfarne College
Steph
1. Leader effectively lead and facilitate the NLC
2. Effective educational leadership; culturally responsive learning and contexts and systems. Measurable Gains 3.2
3a. Give effect to real change in delivery of curriculum using ‘Teaching as Inquiry’ model.
3b. NZC and National Standards - moderate work which has been planned and taught integrating the NS into the NZC
3. Maori Achievement
Tamatea High School
Nicola Ngarewa
Tamatea HS
William Colenso
Ken

4. Mapping
Maraekakaho School
Wendy Beauchamp (acting Prin.)
MKK
The Terrace
Heather

5. Napier Coastal
Napier Int
Wendy Gray
Napier Intermediate
Napier Central
Nelson Park School
Port Ahuriri
Heather

6. Poets
Pukehou
Argyll East
Jenny Prebble
Craig Henderson
Pukehou School
Argyll East School
Tikokino School
Ongaonga School
Waipawa School
Poukawa School
Flemington School
Oueroa School
Mangaorapa School
Takapau School
Heather
Leadership Goal
To develop a culture of professionalism and value in belong to the POETS Cluster
MAORI GOAL
To self-review current practises that support Maori student achievement and learning across the schools and share Best Practise Ideas
CURRICULUM GOAL
Review and discuss how schools are tracking Maori student achievement across the NZC, including assessment, and how schools are interpreting results
7. Rumaki i te reo
TKKM o Takitimu
Fleur Wainohu
Mangateretere
TKKM ki Heretaunga
TKKM o Takitimu
Ros

8. Bay Connect
CHB College
Garth Sherwood
St Johns College
Ken

9. Welcom Technology
Dannevirke High School
Dianne Sandbrook
Rangatikei
Tararua
Dannevirke
Ken
Leadership Goal
Maori Achievement Goal
NZ Curriculum Goal
10a. Rural Delivery
Pukehamoamoa School
Brendon White
Pukehamoamoa
Sherenden
Kereru
Heather
  1. Sector Leadership
    Develop confidence within school leadership to engage in ‘Open to Learning Conversations’
  2. Māori success as Māori
Parents, whanau and iwi are confidently engaged in their learners’ education in ways that maximize the learners’ potential.
  1. Implementing NZC
Developing teacher capacity around effective pedagogy with specific reference to literacy (writing).
Palmerston North





11. Eclectics
Terrace End School
Sue Allomes
Glen Oroua
Linton Camp
Terrace End
Rongotea
Ken
Leadership Goal:
Facilitate a model of collaborative inquiry
Maori Achievement Goal:
To develop best practise that supports engagement and achievement of Maori through research, sharing of ideas and self review.
NZ Curriculum priority:
To explore and investigate effective school curricular,and pedagogy in order to review and construct, individual school curricular in relation to NZC
12. North Feilding
Colyton
Colin Martin
Colyton
(Bunnythorpe)

Apiti may contribute to this cluster but will be funded from WAM
Heather
-To improve teacher effectiveness through teacher inquiry based on schools developed pedagogy plans.
-Use of ICT’s to share and collaborate with colleagues.
13. Oroua Schools
Rangiwahia
Helen Kinsey-Wightman
Rangiwahia
Kimbolton

Cheltenham
Kiwitia

Apiti may contribute to this cluster but will be funded from WAM
Heather
Curriculum: The school based curricula is outlined in NZC
Construct/share/refine our individual school curricula in relation to NZC.
Maori achivement: Involve Maori whanau with the school and develop the school as a culturally responsive learning context.
Curriculum: To improve the quality of students learning through reflective teaching.
Leadership: Use distributive leadership principles and collect evidence of progress against cluster goals.
Curriculum: Update numeracy planning, teaching, reporting and resources.
14. Taihape
Pukeokahu
Marama Stewart
Pukeokahu
Mataroa
Moawhango
Mangaweka
Papanui Junction
St. Joseph’s Taihape
Rangiwaea
Taihape Area School

Taoroa may contribute to this cluster but will be funded from WAM
Heather
NZC Goal One:
Enable the Taihape Cluster to confidently use an online learning environment as a forum to facilitate professional conversation around the implementation of the NZC.
NZC Goal Two:
To use moderation models develop teachers understanding of the NZC and literacy and numeracy assessment tools (eg. National Standards and the National Writing Matrices) to promote student achievement.
Ka Hikitia Goal:
Shift pedagogy from traditional industrial models (the whats) to create a culturally enhanced learning environment (the who and whys).
Leadership Goal:
Identify and distribute pedagogical leadership, capacity and capability through other cluster members.
15. Te Apiti
Roslyn
Joanne How
Russell St
Halcolm
North St
Riverdale
Roslyn
Heather

16. U123
Tiritea
Glenys Edmonds
Tiritea
Linton Country
Tokomaru
Foxton Beach
Heather

17. WAM
Weber
Chrissie Beetham
Weber
Taoroa
(Apiti)
Heather

18. Wanganui West Rural Cluster
Brunswick
Jan Clarke
Mosston
Westmere
Kai Iwi
Faith Academy
Brunswick
Waitotara
Ngamatapouri
Ken
Develop inclusive distributed leadership model within the cluster
Maori Achievement
Enhance professional capacity of teachers to make accurate and holistic OTJs about shifts in Maori achievement , through a process of critical peer review
NZC Implementation
Using a teaching as inquiry process: Investigate how sharing practice about forming accurate and holistic OTJ’s based on a range of evidential data, contributes to effective teacher practice about assessment and helps raise student literacy achievement.
New Plymouth





19. Conquering the mountain
Rawhitiroa
Jan Westfield
Eltham
Pembroke
Midhurst
Avon
Rawhitiroa
St Josephs Stratford
Heather
Leadership
To form relationships within the group that will lead to collaborative sharing and professional critical reflective questioning of each other.
Maori Achievement
Linking the National Standards and the NZC within our curriculum plans and ensuring it in practice.
NZC
There is a clear shared understanding among school leaders, educators, staff parents and Whanau about what it means to have Maori learners enjoying education success as Maori.
20. Eastern districts
Marco
Jen Vincent
Marco
Makahu
Huiakama
Waitoriki
Heather

21. Happy school
St John Bosco
Marie Barrett
St John Bosco
St Pius
St Joseph’s Stratford
Ken

22. Inglewood Principals
St Patrick’s Inglewood
Kim Theyers
St Patricks Inglewood
Inglewood Primary
Norfolk
Ratapiko
Kaimata
Egmont Village
Ken

23. Kanohi ki te kanohi
Ramanui
Elizabeth Harrison
Ramanui
Hawera Primary
Tawhiti
Hawera Intermediate
Heather
  • To facilitate opportunities for cluster schools to develop awareness of Maori achieving as Maori.
  • With reference to the NC develop a shared vision to raise Maori achievement through whanau and community engagement
  • Develop collective responsibility for raising Maori student achievement as Maori.
24. Mountain to surf
Manaia
Allan Forsyth
Opunaki
St Joseph’s
Rahotu
St Patrick’s (?)
Kuponga
Matapu
TKK Nga Ruahine Rangi
Manaia
Heather

25. New Plymouth City
Omata
Karen Brisco
Omata
Oakura
Frankley
Marfell
Spotswood Primary
Moturoa
West End
Westown
Woodleigh
Vogeltown
Mangorei
Central
Fitzroy
St Josephs NP
Welbourn
Heather
i) Create a learning community that is intelligently collaborative. By this we mean informed, supportive and challenging, with an expectation that change will occur.
ii/iii) Engage in directed discussion around how each school has interpreted the NZC and strategies they are using to implement their beliefs and incorporating the intent of ‘Maori achieving success as Maori’ outlined in Kahikitia.

iii) Keep up to date with current education thinking to sustain good teaching and learning practices in our schools
26. South Taranaki
Hawera Primary
Neryda Sullivan
Hawera Primary
Waverley Primary
Mokoia School
Normanby School
St Josephs Patea
Hawera Intermediate
Turuturu School
Ohangai Schol
Tawhiti School
Ramanui School
Hurleyville School
Kakaramea School
Heather
1)To facilitate active collaborative partnerships between cluster schools and ensure the moral purpose of the NLC is maintained
2)Maori achieving as Maori - Unpack the Ka Hikitia document. Trial one concept in individual schools
3)NZC Goal - To promote solo taxonomy throughout the cluster as a tool for learning
27. Taranaki Secondary Schools
Waitara High
Hillary Knowles
Opunake High
Spotswood College
Coastal Taranaki
Sacred Heart
Inglewood High
Waitara High
Stratford High
Hawera High
Ken
  • Leadership: Effective leadership of the NLC
  • Maori Achievement: Raise teacher expectation of Maori students through the use of data
  • NZC: Further develop teacher inquiry through the use of literacy data
  • To further develop the leadership capacity of literacy leaders

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28. Taranaki Small Schools
Uruti School
Pauline Sutton
Mokau
NP SDA
Uruti
Whareorino
Heather