Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako
Ngā Kāhui Ako
Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako are a part of Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative to help raise the learning and achievement of all children and young people, particularly students at most risk of underachieving.
Important update June 2019
All approved Kāhui Ako will continue to receive full funding. However, the Ministry of Education is no longer able to accept any applications to establish a new Kāhui ako. View here for more information.
A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of education and training providers (early learning, schools I kura, state integrated schools and post-secondary), representing the learning pathway of most children and young people, who work together to help students achieve their full potential.
Each Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako sets shared goals or achievement challenges based on the particular needs of its children and young people. Once these have been endorsed by the Minister of Education, the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako works with students, their boards, parents, whānau, iwi and communities to achieve those challenges.
Board of trustees are integral to the success of the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. The board of each school;
- needs to agree to their school involvement in a particular Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako
- influences and monitors the strategic development and progress of the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako, ensuring that it aligns with the vision and future-focused development of their school
- ensures ongoing consultation and communication with their school community about the Community of Learning Kāhui Ako
- approves the applications and appointments of staff from their school for leadership and teacher roles within the Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako. View our Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako Recruitment resources page here.
Sections 71C – 75 of the Education Act 1989 apply to Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako. For more information about the changes introduced in the Education (Update) Act 2017 go to our Education Act update page or view this guide Enabling Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako to work together.
Bundled Services Toolkit
The Ministry of Education has developed an online Toolkit to help schools to work together to save time, money, and avoid duplication of effort across administration and operational tasks.
Find out more here.