Maori and Pacific Students

Tawa Kāhui Ako - Schools in our community working together

Tangata ako ana i te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana.

A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society.
Linden School is one of the eight schools in Tawa that have been working together as Tawa Kāhui Ako. The focus is on providing teachers and students with more opportunities to learn from each other, and to strengthen transitions as students move through their schooling journey. In particular, looking at how to support student and staff wellbeing, and how to be responsive to the individual needs of students in the Tawa schools.
Some exciting things have been happening in our community recently: - Wellbeing cluster group continues to have a special focus for this year is in the area of Growth Mindset. - Māori success cluster have gathered Whānau and student voice and are focusing on Whanaungatanga.- An Oral Language stream of work is also operating.- Senior school leaders and Kāhui Ako leaders met to share exciting developments in their own schools. - Kaitiaki Group of student leaders of Te Reo and Tikanga 
The highlight of the end of the Term One, 2019 for the Kāhui Ako was the Community Whānau Hui on Tuesday (2 April) evening. Approximately 300 whānau members, Kāhui Ako Principals, a number of teachers and many students shared kai, followed by speeches, and smaller workstations relating to student learning. Deputy Mayor, Jill Day, spoke about her journey as a Māori leader, and also spoke passionately about her role within the council’s Māori language initiative. It was also great to see students sharing their own stories.