TAKITINI HAUORA TAHI KĀHUI AKO ( Community of Learning )

'The Village Raises the Child'

A Community of Learning | Kāhui 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. Kai Iwi School belongs to the Takitini Hauora Kahui Kāhui Ako.

The “Takitini” collection and collaboration of schools is unique to Aotearoa. It is a response from most of the schools and learning centres across the Whanganui education sector, that concentrates on working together, sharing best educational practices thereby raising student and whānau engagement and achievement, whilst ensuring that there is a smooth transition through our learning community.

Takitini Hauora Kāhui Ako Tahi Members

Early Childhood Centres
Aramoho Kindergarten
Bright Beginnings Hatrick
Durie Hill Kindergarten
Marie McFarland Kindergarten
Paua Early Childhood – 1
Paua Early Childhood – 2
Putiki Kindergarten
Te Puna Ako ki Totara Puku
Whanganui Montessori

Primary Schools
Faith City Kaitoke
Kai Iwi
Keith Street
St John’s Hill

Secondary Schools
Whanganui High School

The name “Takitini” is derived from a well known whakataukī outlined below, and is the name given to our collective initiative.

“Ehara taku toa, i te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini”

“My success is not from the work of one, But from the work of many”

Our proposition is that “together" we will encourage:

● Increased demand and active involvement by our communities, whānau, hapū, iwi, across the sector
● Effective leadership inquiry practices
● Classroom relational pedagogies
● And place based contexts for learning.

This will lead to our learners being grounded in who they are and where they are from, so they know where they are going. All this anchored to the foundation of Hauora. At the same time, we will strive to accelerate educational improvement in the areas of local priority. We believe that a focus on school, or system capability is necessary but not sufficient to bring about the desired transformation of valued outcomes for our learners and whānau in the Whanganui community.