Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

Summary

A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning) is a group of education and training providers working together to help learners achieve their full potential.

A Community of Learning can include early learning services, schools, kura, and post-secondary education providers.

Each Community of Learning sets shared goals, or achievement challenges based on the particular needs of its children and young people.  The Community of Learning works with students, their parents, whānau, iwi and communities to achieve those challenges.

By collaborating and sharing expertise, students' learning pathways are supported and their transition through the education system improved. This approach also provides more opportunities for parents, families and whānau and communities to be involved with their children and young people's learning.

State and State-integrated schools and kura within a Community of Learning are funded to allow teachers time to work together on meeting the achievement challenges, drawing on each other's skills, knowledge and experience.

Know Your Community of Learning

Data on an individual Community of Learning can be found on our Communities of Learning pages: www.educationcounts.govt.nz/know-your-col.  Data available are:

  • Student rolls
  • National standards and Nga Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori
  • Student engagement and retention
  • School qualifications and school leaver destinations

Current Progress

As at 5 December 2016 a total of 1,503 schools, 95 early learning Services, and 3 tertiary providers have formed 180 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

Almost 50 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako have appointed a Community leader; and 43 have had their achievement challenges endorsed.

Additional Information

For more information about Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako go to: http://www.education.govt.nz/ministry-of-education/col/