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Whanaungatanga I Manaakitanga I Rangatiratanga I Kotahitanga

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket, the people will live

 

About Us

Kia ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava and welcome!

This portal allows you to follow, see and share in our Kāhui Ako journey. There is so much to share and so much to be proud of- we have so much GOLD within our community!

Ngā mihi, 

Tania Morrison, Charisse Rudolph & Jaemie Sheck 

What is Kāhui Ako?

Schools focus on going from a competitive organisation to a collaborative organisation. For our Tokoroa Kāhui Ako this journey has been incredible, it is about all our tamariki and together we are striving to make a difference and create an education pathway that will be beneficial for Tokoroa students. We are now working collaboratively alongside other teachers in schools, ECEs, Kindergarten, Kohanga Reo & Punanga.

It’s an amazing feeling to know that we are no longer working in isolation but working together to grow each other to build

"strong minds, strong hearts and a strong community".

"Au manako maroiroi, au pukuatu maroiroi, Pupu’anga maroiroi"

What is the Purpose?

Our main value for the Kāhui Ako is Mahi Ngātahi which brings about collaboration, collective responsibility, accountability and commitment to support and care for each other as we work through our Kāhui Ako journey. 

Te mea puapinga no te Pupu’anga Apii, ko te Rare Taokotai, na reia mai, e rauka ai te rare kapipiti, te apai’anga na te katoatoa, te turanga ekokokore ia e pera oki te vaerua turuturu e te akono meitaki tetai ia tatou e rare nei na roto i te kave’inga o te Pupu’anga Apii.

What do we value?

Kāhui Ako Competencies

These competencies describe the related behaviours as educators we will possess

 

Whanaungatanga - speaks about relationships, connections and a sense of belonging. Relationships are developed through shared experiences and working together. Making decisions for the collective good of all the community.

Piri’anga Koputangata - te autara nei no runga i te piri’anga, te itiki’anga e te vaerua papu tikai e ko teia tooku turanga vaevae. Ka tupu mai te piri’anga na roto mai i te au ora’anga aiteite tei aare’ia e pera te rare taokotai. Te akanoo tika’anga no te meitai no te katoatoa o te pupu’anga.

 

Manaakitanga - showing integrity, sincerity and respect. Embodies a type of caring that is reciprocal and unqualified. It's an ethos of care.

Akapere’pere meitaki - te ka akari mai i te ora’anga tau tikae, te inangarotikai  e te aka ngateitei. E ora’anga utu’utu meitaki tei ruru okotai ia e te ano’ano o nga tua. E riti o te akono meitaki tikae.

 

Rangatiratanga - refers to becoming an effective and competent teacher. Developing skills and gaining knowledge. Teachers with mana (integrity and dignity) poses a demeanour of dignity and respect and recognise and develop the mana of the child. Mana enhancing. It’s also about acknowledging and becoming independent in one's own

learning.

Arataki tiratira tu - te akari mai nei i te tu te ka tau tikai no te puapii meitaki tikai toona tu e taana rare. Te kimi kite e te marama. Te puapii tei kou ia e te tau tikae e te tiratira tu, ka riro tei reira ei tauturu e te akamaroiroi i te tamariki kia akangateitei. Te turuturu akameitaki tikae o te akangateitei. E pera katoa oki, te vaerua inangaro e te kimi ravenga i te tauturu ia koe ua rai i te kimi i te kite.

 

Kotahitanga - refers to unity and bonding, where a sense of unity and inclusiveness is created within the classroom and school by recognising everyone's mana.

Taokotai’anga - te akari mai nei i te ruru anga kia okotai, tei reira te vaerua taokotai e te ariki anga i te katoatoa i roto i te are apii e te apii mate aka tapu i te mero o te tangata taokotai.

Cook Islands Māori Translation - Puroku Hall

 

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Tania Morrison

Lead Principal

Ko Tania Morrison tōku ingoa. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa.

I feel very humbled and proud to be the Across Schools Principal Lead for Tokoroa Kāhui Ako. I believe that every student of Tokoroa deserves the very best education we can give them. Why would schools want to work alone to achieve this? Why not work together and do this collectively? This is what 7 schools have decided to do and the journey is picking up momentum.  To be part of creating a learning pathway for our Tokoroa student that is best suited to our context and our unique and amazing community can only be beneficial for all. Strong Minds, Strong Hearts, Strong Community.

Jaemie Sheck

Across School Lead

Kia Ora, Kia Orana and Talofa Lava.

I have been blessed and privileged to have had many Teachers in my life - those in the classroom and those outside the classroom walls. I am a product of this town - a multicultural village and I want to give back to my community. My success isn't my own, it is the success of many - those before me and those that will come after me. So, as a Teacher, I aim to be a positive role-model.

Influence and inspire my students to want to be a role-model to others, not only in their learning but in their ‘being’. Being part of Kāhui Ako means that my purpose is not just for my own but for our community too”. 

Strong minds, strong hearts and a strong community.

Charisse Rudolph 

Across School Lead

Kia Ora,

I am both proud and privileged to share that my name is Charisse Rudolph. I have been selected to support and work with you to make Tokoroa an amazing place for facilitating teaching and learning. I am extremely excited to collaborate with teachers across my community for the common goal of giving our children the best we can offer. I am willing to listen, share, change, reflect, grow and support you and cannot wait to work alongside our ECE and High school to really make a difference for the one reason we are all here… our tamariki o Tokoroa.

Strong minds, strong hearts and a strong community.

 
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Tania Morrison

Lead Principal

Ko Tania Morrison tōku ingoa. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa.

I feel very humbled and proud to be the Across Schools Principal Lead for Tokoroa Kāhui Ako. I believe that every student of Tokoroa deserves the very best education we can give them. Why would schools want to work alone to achieve this? Why not work together and do this collectively? This is what 7 schools have decided to do and the journey is picking up momentum.  To be part of creating a learning pathway for our Tokoroa student that is best suited to our context and our unique and amazing community can only be beneficial for all. Strong Minds, Strong Hearts, Strong Community.

Jaemie Sheck

Across School Lead

Kia Ora, Kia Orana and Talofa Lava.

I have been blessed and privileged to have had many Teachers in my life - those in the classroom and those outside the classroom walls. I am a product of this town - a multicultural village and I want to give back to my community. My success isn't my own, it is the success of many - those before me and those that will come after me. So, as a Teacher, I aim to be a positive role-model.

Influence and inspire my students to want to be a role-model to others, not only in their learning but in their ‘being’. Being part of Kāhui Ako means that my purpose is not just for my own but for our community too”. 

Strong minds, strong hearts and a strong community.

Charisse Rudolph 

Across School Lead

Kia Ora,

I am both proud and privileged to share that my name is Charisse Rudolph. I have been selected to support and work with you to make Tokoroa an amazing place for facilitating teaching and learning. I am extremely excited to collaborate with teachers across my community for the common goal of giving our children the best we can offer. I am willing to listen, share, change, reflect, grow and support you and cannot wait to work alongside our ECE and High school to really make a difference for the one reason we are all here… our tamariki o Tokoroa.

Strong minds, strong hearts and a strong community.

    Contact    

Email

Tania Morrison - taniam@tka.school.nz

Jaemie Sheck - jaemies@tka.school.nz

Charisse Rudolph - charisser@tka.school.nz

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