Kāhui Ako

Overview of Programme

Kāhui Ako is a group of education services and training providers that form around children and young people’s learning pathways, and work together to help them achieve their potential. This programme supports early learning services to play an active role in local Kāhui Ako, identifying and working towards achievement objectives that are relevant to the learning community and that supports enhanced outcomes for tamariki and whānau. 

Key Outcomes

Supporting and strengthening early learning practice through the provision of Professional Learning and Development (PLD) is the key objective of Kāhui Ako through Tātai Angitu to:

1. Supporting kaiako to improve their teaching practice so that they can confidently:

  • Use Te Whāriki to create a shared culture of effective curriculum practices
  • Review and design their local curriculum  
  • Facilitate supportive transitions for learners  
  • Create and model a culture of inquiry 

2. Supporting each service to improve kaiako teaching practice in relation to the licensing criteria, specifically:

C1: The service curriculum is consistent with any prescribed curriculum framework that applies to the service.
C2: The service curriculum is informed by assessment, planning and evaluation (documented and
undocumented) that demonstrates an understanding of children’s learning, their interests, whānau and life contexts.
C5: The service curriculum acknowledges and reflects the unique place of Māori as tangata whenua.
Children are given the opportunity to develop knowledge and an understanding of the cultural heritages of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
C11: Positive steps are taken to respect and acknowledge the aspirations held by parents and whānau for their children.
GMA6: An ongoing process of self-review helps the service maintain and improve the quality of its
education and care.

Delivery modes

The delivery of our most recent programme reflected a blended model which included inservice visits, online cluster hui and individually tailored workshops. In being reflexive, our delivery model can be fully online to meet the needs of our communities. An online platform was used to share and engage in resources and information across the network.

An unexpected outcome was strengthening whanaungatanga with mana whenua within this network through a visit to a pa site.

He oranga ngā kau, he hikinga wairua

When it touches your heart, it lifts your spirit