Thursday, June 30, 2022

June Recap

 As term 2 draws to a close we look back over the month of June and are amazed by the positivity and commitment to supporting ākonga and whānau that we see across the schools in the Manaiakalani Network.

With the unrelenting challenges, current health circumstances have brought to staff and children this term it has been amazing to see creativity and innovation continue to thrive.

We highlight eight of our workstreams below and this month four of the clusters from our network are introduced.

Exciting groundwork is being laid in the digital equity space, with MoE, MET, and Fusion partnering on 3 projects: whānau Internet; the underlying operating system, and a whānau ITC helpdesk.  

Thanks so much to all teachers who were observed this term as part of the Manaiakalani Research Programme. Our team really enjoyed being welcomed into your learning spaces and saw lots of amazing reading practice.

Interest keeps growing in the Online Toolkit programme. People have been asking about the rewindable archive, with over 150 searchable recordings

We are wrapping up our Term 2 DFI Cohorts this week with our external recognition day. Well done to all who have completed the DFI and who have gained those certifications as well!  

Our kaupapa continues to grow and develop within and alongside kura and the immersion Māori spaces. This year we have had an increased number of kaiako involved in the DFI. This is a reflective DFI blog post from one of the tumuaki.

We welcome 9 

Class OnAir Teachers in 2022 from across The Manaiakalani Network.

Check out these talented teachers who have cameras rolling in their classrooms!

Class OnAir

Term 2 Manaiakalani Secondary Connect focused on Create  

View the recording here

Hornby High School

Robin Sutton, 

Leading for creativity 

Uai Liu, 

The culture of connected relationships.

Positive feedback from many clusters who came together for CREATE staff meetings in T2. An opportunity to connect with colleagues and be inspired by Create workshops for teachers, led by teachers (or students in some cases).

Phil Margetts

Ako Hiko - Mt Roskill

Michelle Tate


Jacob Walker


Sharon Spragg

Te Ara Tūhura 

On the 31st of May over 150 students were able to connect with each other during the Ako Hiko Student-Led Toolkits. There were online offerings from Kahoot and Flipgrid to Minecraft and Scratch.

On 7 April the Horowhenua Cluster was launched with 15 schools. This first year will see around 53 educators involved in DFI and 30 receiving in-class facilitation - impacting on the 3500+ learners in this cluster. 

This Term our students have been learning everything there is to know about Te Ao Maori & Matariki. Check out some outstanding blog posts and see what they have Learnt Created & Shared

June 3rd saw New Brighton Catholic School and St Francis of Assisi School staff joining together to extend our understanding of Share to Learn and how we can harness the power of share to accelerate students' learning. 

A highlight of any day for me is to take a few minutes to read what our young people have been sharing online.  This blog post by Addison at Rāwhiti School was a delightful example of Learn Create Share - and the engaging confidence of young people who are ‘At Home in a Digital World’.

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