The discussion that our Kāhui Ako within school teachers participated in at Hampden Street School on Thursday afternoon was energetic, and demonstrated collaboration and learning in action.
Our Kāhui Ako Theory of Improvement illustrates that cultural relationships for responsive pedagogy is one of the three critical contexts for change we must focus on as we work towards realising our vision. The purpose of the hui was to have our within school teachers work together to further deepen their shared understanding of cultural relationships and responsive pedagogy and then explore how they can connect this understanding with the work they are doing in their own kura.
Everybody arrived prepared to learn together and there was great enthusiasm in the room as all engaged in lively conversation around the kaupapa.
Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe; e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta.
– ‘Do not lift the paddle out of unison or our canoe will never reach the shore.’