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Almost half a million kids are now benefitting from their school being part of Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, says Education Minister Hekia Parata.

“Another 32 Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako have now been approved, taking the total to 180 across every region of the country,” says Ms Parata.

“This is great news because it means that just two years into the four-year roll-out of this ground-breaking programme, 1503 schools are involved in Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. That’s 60 per cent of all New Zealand schools working together to raise student achievement.

“In addition, we now have 95 early childhood education services involved in Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako, and, for the first time, three tertiary education providers have joined.

“It is tremendous to see Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako growing, not just in numbers but in providing a full pathway for students from early childhood through to senior secondary and tertiary education. This is about every child and young person getting a great education, every day.”

Of the Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako that have already been established, 46 have had their achievement challenges endorsed and more than 50 have appointed principals to the new leadership role. In addition over 460 teachers have been appointed to new teaching roles, but Ms Parata says she is keen to see more.

To help people find Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako in their area and find out more about them, a new online tool has been launched.

“The new Know Your CoL tool profiles each Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako and has useful information such as achievement data for the specific Communities,” says Ms Parata.

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are funded through the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative which is aimed at lifting student achievement as well as offering new career opportunities for teachers and principals.

The Know Your CoL tool is available on the Ministry of Education’s Education Counts website.

More information about Communities of Learning can be found here.

New Communities of Learning

Education Region

Name of CoL

Number of schools / ECE / Tertiary

Number of students  

Tai Tokerau

Hokianga Community of Learning

6 schools

408

 

 

 

 

Auckland

Farm Cove Community of Learning

3 schools

3,298

 

Mt Albert Community of Learning

8 schools

1 ECE

7,113

65

 

Otāhuhu Community of Learning

5 schools

2,210

 

Papakura Kōtuitui Community of Learning

6 schools

1,624

 

Tuakau Community of Learning

7 schools

1,362

 

Waiorea Community of Learning

11 schools

5,804

 

 

 

 

Waikato

Coromandel Community of Learning

9 schools

1,175

 

Ngāruawāhia Community of Learning

5 schools

673

 

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Christian Non-Denominational Community of Learning

11 schools

2 ECE

1 tertiary

2,558

95

 

 

 

 

 

Hawkes Bay – Tairāwhiti

Hastings East Community of Learning

5 schools

1,998

 

Hastings West Community of Learning

9 schools

2,936

 

Ruahine Community of Learning

9 schools

1 ECE

1,602

63

 

Te Angi Angi Community of Learning

11 schools

1 ECE

1,279

67

 

Te Kāhui Ako o Ngā Kura  Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Porou

5 schools

4 ECE

583

57

 

 

 

 

Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu

Central New Plymouth Community of Learning

6 schools

3,784

 

Lower North Island Christian Schools Community of Learning

6 schools

1,136

 

Palmerston North City and Rural Schools Community of Learning One

11 schools

4,004

 

Palmerston North City and Rural Schools Community of Learning Two

11 schools

3,724

 

South Taranaki – Hawera Community of Learning

13 schools

2,723

 

South Taranaki – Patea Community of Learning

6 schools

412

 

Taihape Community of Learning

5 schools

329

 

Te Hononga Kāhui Kura – Kāhui Ako

7 schools

454

 

 

 

 

Wellington

Capital City Community of Learning

8 schools

3,335

 

Wellington East Faith Based Community of Learning

13 schools

3,297

 

 

 

 

Canterbury

Christchurch Christian Community of Learning

5 schools

1 ECE

2 tertiary

2,561

46

 

 

North Timaru Community of Learning

5 schools

7 ECE

1,793

389

 

Ōtākaro Community of Learning

7 schools

4,239

 

Riccarton Community of Learning

3 schools

1,507

 

South Christchurch Community of Learning

7 schools

14 ECE

3,833

862

 

South Timaru Community of Learning

8 schools

7 ECE

2,327

458

 

 

 

 

Otago/Southland

Tokomairiro Community of Learning

5 schools

2 ECE

596

73

 

Totals

233* schools

40 ECE

3 tertiary

73,328*

2,175

 

*As some schools are joining more than one new CoL, school totals will not add up down the table

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