What is a Community of Learning?

Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako

A 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 goals.

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 tackling the achievement challenges, drawing on each other's skills, knowledge and experience.

For more information about Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako visit the Ministry of Education website.