Nuk Korako praises local schools for working together for kids

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bamford School, Linwood Avenue School, Tamariki School and Te Waka Unua School are part of a group of 7 schools who will be working with 2,197 students as part of the Linwood Woolston Community of Learning.

In addition, St Anne’s School and Star of the Sea School will be part of the Christchurch Catholic Schools Community of Learning, which includes 11 schools and 2,560 students.

“This means local kids in the Port Hills will benefit from shared teaching practices and expertise, with teachers working alongside each other on goals to help improve educational outcomes in the classroom,” Mr Korako said.

“I’m proud our schools realise that together they can achieve even more for our kids.”

“Across the country, 793 schools have now committed to working together to raise student achievement – this will impact on nearly 250,000 Kiwi kids.

“This is about a third of New Zealand students who will now benefit from their schools sharing expertise and resources,” said Korako.

These school communities are funded through the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative.  Evidence shows quality of education and school leadership are the two most important factors in a child’s education, so the Government is supporting those areas.

“The communities will work together on challenges they identify for their children, such as maths, or science, or reading.

“National is focusing on improving performance in the schooling system to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed,” Nuk Korako said.