He piko, he Taniwha Kaahui Ako Whanau
A Community of Learning | Kaahui Ako is a group of education and training providers that form around children and young people's learning pathways, and work together to help them achieve their full potential. Schools, kura, early learning services me ngā kōhanga reo and post-secondary providers can be included. Communities of Learning are a part of Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative.
The He piko, he Taniwha Kaahui Ako includes, Hamilton Boys’ High School, Hamilton Girls High School and Hamilton East Primary School. Each Community of Learning sets shared goals, or achievement challenges, based on the particular needs of its learners. Our overarching achievement focus is to develop a community approach to accelerating literacy and numeracy in order to reduce the disparity for Boys, Māori and Pasifika students accessing vocational and academic pathways.
The Ministry of Education sees huge benefits in Communities of Learning and identifies by collaborating and sharing expertise, children's and young people's learning pathways are supported and their transition through the education system is improved.