Community of Learning (COL)
Community of Learning (COL) • Curriculum & Learning • Kaipara College
Te Kāhui Ako o Kaipara (the Kaipara Community of Learning) was launched this year. Te Kāhui Ako o Kaipara stretches across the Kaipara region from Waimaukau, to South Head, to Kaukapakapa and Waitoki.
The Community of Learning is an initiative to create a collaborative relationship between nine educational centres across the Kaipara Region. These consist of Helensville School, Parakai School, Woodhill School, Waitoki School, Waioneke School, Kaukapakapa School, Kaipara College and two Early Childhood Centres (Gumboots and the Cottage).
Te Kāhui Ako o Kaipara Team is led by Gary Pasfield, Principal of Waimauku School, and supported by two Across-Community Teachers and 11 Within-School Lead Teachers from throughout the community. Each of these teachers has commenced a research inquiry intended to further their practise and influence wider educational change in the community.