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Structured Literacy Workshops for Term 3 2022

June 27, 2022

After reading the feedback from the SL Taster Hui, the LSC SL Focus Group has organised two workshops in Term 3 for our…

Potama Pounamu

June 15, 2022

Last month, 17 Tumuaki and Kaiako from within the Taupō Kāhui Ako traveled to Huria Marae in Tauranga to begin their Poutama…

Structured Literacy Workshop Y7-10 Educators

June 10, 2022

Our LSC Structured Literacy Focus Group has discussed the feedback and the next steps from our recent LSC Literacy Taster.…

WTE at Mountview Primary School

May 17, 2022

Over four full days of facilitation this term, Mandy and Amy are working closely with Mountview Primary School staff to…

Introducing teachers to WTE... 2022

March 4, 2022

ASLs have been visiting schools working with teachers new to WTE and with teachers that wanted a 'refresh' with the pedagogy.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa Iwi Covid-19 Response

February 16, 2022

This is the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Iwi Covid-19 Response to tautoko/support whānau in our rohe/area.

Across School Leader Vacancies for 2022

December 22, 2021

Please find attached the details of two Across School Leader vacancies for 2022. Email enquiries to

Meri Kirihimete from our Kāhui Ako

December 3, 2021

After another productive yet strange year, we wanted to wish all of our wonderful community all the best for 2022. A huge…

Spreading the kapa haka love...

November 30, 2021

Our newest Across School Leader, Snow (Geoff) Rameka, recently visited Mountview Primary School to spread some kapa haka…

Modelling Expansion and Precision at Waipahihi-a-Tia Primary School

November 23, 2021

On Monday 15th November, Amy and Mandy spent a day in Wai and Whenua classrooms at Waipahihi Primary School modelling pedagogy…

Level 4, 5, and 6 Moderation Workshop Term 4 2021

November 3, 2021

Colleagues from across our schools, came together on Thursday 28th October to take part in a moderation workshop opportunity.…

Modelling Expansion at Taupō Primary School

November 3, 2021

On Thursday 28th October, Amy, Mandy, and Nicola spent a wonderful morning in Year 3 classrooms modelling the use of the…

Taupō Kāhui Ako Vacancies commencing January 2022

September 30, 2021

There are two exciting opportunities coming up in 2022 within our Kāhui Ako. We are advertising for an Across School Leader…

WTE Term 3 Workshops 2019

August 15, 2019

Check here for all of Term Three WTE Workshops held on Wednesdays from 3.30pm - 4.30pm. All teachers, staff and other stakeholders…

Mastering Precision at Taupo Primary

September 19, 2019

Years 3 and 4 students at Taupō Primary worked with Across School Leaders to master the skill of precision in writing. We…

TERM 4 Write That Essay WORKSHOPS @ NUI

September 23, 2019

In Term 4, we will be holding a further two workshops to support teachers using WTE pedagogy in the classroom. These are…

Engaging Conversations - Oral Language PLD Opportunity

September 23, 2019

Engaging Conversations - developing oral language for success in learning and literacy. An opportunity here for teachers…

Experimenting with Expansion at Taupō Intermediate School

September 23, 2019

Room 7 spent the morning with Across School Leaders and their teacher Miss Garland learning about the importance of expanding…

Taupo Primary Writing/Whanau Evening

September 25, 2019

Last Thursday evening, the Year 4 syndicate at Taupo Primary held a pizza and writing evening for their target writing students…

Taupo Intermediate Creative Writing

September 25, 2019

Following on from the WTE precision workshop in Room 13, today our focus was on structuring a piece of Creative Writing…

WTE at Whakamaru Primary School

November 8, 2019

On Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th November, ASLs were invited to work with the awesome teaching team at Whakamaru Primary.…

Modelling WTE at Mountview Primary School

November 10, 2019

Over the last few weeks, ASLs and classroom teachers from Mountview Primary School have collaborated to create some simple,…

WTE Modelling at Wairakei Primary School

August 29, 2019

Across School Leaders are busy working across a range of primary schools modelling WTE pedagogy. It was a pleasure to work…

Auditory Processing Disorder support session

September 2, 2019

Auditory Processing Disorder support session Statistics suggest between 5 per cent and 15 per cent of people have APD. Would…

Literacy Leaders' Hui November 2019

November 12, 2019

Collaboration and sharing was paramount at the recent Literacy Leaders' Hui on Tuesday 12th November. Literacy Leaders,…

WTE Taupō Intermediate learning the skill of Expansion

September 5, 2019

Across School Leaders are in our local schools modelling writing to improve our student achievement in the Taupō COL. This…

Sentence Essentials and WTE at Wairakei Primary School

November 18, 2019

ASLs visited Wairakei Primary School On Monday 18th November to work with their wonderful Year 1 & 2 students. Our main…

Within and Across School Kāhui Ako Leader HUI Term 3

September 5, 2019

Collaboration between Within School Leaders and Across School Leaders continues to gather momentum with a focus on developing…

Tūwharetoa Cultural Awareness PLD 2020

January 20, 2020

POSTPONED FOR NOW. Excitingly, in 2020 Miriama and her team will be offering professional learning opportunities to help…

Oral Language PLD 2020

November 26, 2019

Early in Term 1, our Oral Language facilitators along with ASLs will be hosting the first two days of our PLD for 2020.…

Using the Sentence Train at Taupō Primary School

September 9, 2019

The ASLs were out and about teaching in the Middle School at Taupō Primary. In Room 15, we looked at the WTE Sentence Train…

Literacy Leaders Hui Term 4

September 9, 2019

On Tuesday November 12th, we will be hosting a literacy leaders day at TNT from 9-2.30pm. The aim of this day will be to…

WTE Community Facebook Group

December 4, 2019

Excitingly, WTE have set up a Facebook group for schools participating in WTE programmes to share practice and collaborate.…

'Going for Gold' Writing Taupō nui a Tia College

October 17, 2019

On Tuesday 15th October, selected Year 11, 12 and 13 students spent a day working with our WTE facilitator Jo Morris and…

WTE Modelled Lessons at Taupo Primary School

December 11, 2019

WTE Modelled Lessons at Taupo Primary School last Monday. The children demonstrated a strong knowledge of the different…

Selective Mutism Workshop

September 6, 2020

Presented by Alison Peacock...

Taupō Kāhui Ako Transition Hui 7th May 2021

May 20, 2021

Taupō Kāhui Ako Transition Hui 7th May 2021. Many thanks Tauhara Primary for hosting the Taupō Kāhui Ako transition hui.

Term One PLD for Teacher Aides

February 5, 2021

An excellent opportunity for Teacher Aide professional learning in Term One hosted at Waipahihi Primary School...

WTE/OL Workshop Thursday 18th February, 2021 POSTPONED

February 17, 2021

With regret, we are having to postpone this Thursday's workshop (18.02.21) due to the uncertainty of current Covid Alert…

Oral Language T.Aide Workshop.

June 14, 2021

On Wednesday the 9th of June, Andy Butler, from Tools for Teachers ran an Oral Language Workshop with our T.Aides. There…

Across School Moderation of Writing Opportunity

June 21, 2021

A reminder that in Week 8, on Thursday 24th June, Across School Leaders will be facilitating an opportunity for schools…

Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge 'Floating Classroom' 02.12.20

December 3, 2020

On Wednesday December 2nd, the Floating Classroom took to the lake once more for a professional learning opportunity that…

Save the dates - PLD Opportunities for Teacher Aides in 2021

December 3, 2020

In 2021, Kāhui Ako will be facilitating workshops for teacher aides from our kura. Please save the dates and pop them into…

Write that Essay Catch Up Workshop 2020

March 17, 2020

POSTPONED FOR NOW. In Week 1 of Term Two, we will be offering a workshop to all new staff in our Kāhui Ako schools. This…

Precision in Writing Kāhui Ako Workshop

August 11, 2020

On Thursday 6th August, we kicked off this term's PLD opportunities with a writing workshop that focused on encouraging…

WTE Digital Tool Workshop 1

March 19, 2021

Many thanks to those teachers from schools using the WTE Digital Tool who attended Thursday's workshop. Across our CoL,…

T.Aide Dyslexia Workshop to be rescheduled!!

August 23, 2021

T.Aide Dyslexia Workshop to be rescheduled!! The dyslexia workshop will be rescheduled to another time. Nga mihi Janet Bishop

Oral Language PLD November 2020

November 13, 2020

Jane Van der Zeyden and Andy Butler came to work with both ECE and the primary sector during Week 5 of Term 4.

Digital Tool Modelling at Taupō Intermediate

September 13, 2020

ASLs spent two days working with staff and students to make good use of the WTE digital platform.

WTE at Wairakei Primary School

September 13, 2020

Mandy and Amy spent the morning supporting teachers new to WTE with some of the fundamentals of the pedagogy working in…

WTE at Waipahihi-a-Tia Primary School

September 13, 2020

WTE launch at Waipahihi-a-Tia Primary School

Writer's Toolbox

June 5, 2020

During the year, a number of schools throughout the Taupō Kāhui Ako have signed their students up to the Writer's Toolbox.…

Oral Language PLD 'Tools 4 Teachers' February 2020

February 14, 2020

On 13th and 14th of February, ECE and primary school teachers, leaders, principals and centre managers came together for…

SAFE Training Event - Taupo Kāhui Ako

February 11, 2021

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 2/3 RESTRICTIONS - Presented by Shane Harris from SAFE network, we have two awesome events…

Taupō Kāhui Ako 2021 Learning Support Network.

May 14, 2021

Taupō Kāhui Ako 2021 Learning Support Network Hui.

Taupō Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day PLD Opportunity

April 8, 2021

On Friday 30th April - the second week of the end of Term 1 holidays - Taupō Kāhui Ako will be hosting a CoL wide TOD at…

Weaving Oral Language and WTE Workshop

June 7, 2021

On Thursday 27th May, teachers from our schools attended our workshop ‘Weaving Oral Language and WTE Pedagogy’. With both…

Term 2 Workshop Reminder - Weaving Oral Language and WTE Pedagogy

May 25, 2021

This Thursday 27th May we will be running our first Term Two workshop in the Reading Room at Taupō nui a Tia College. The…

WTE Digital Tool Support - Taupō Kāhui Ako

June 7, 2021

This year, many of our schools have decided to take the next step in their WTE journey by subscribing to the WTE Digital…

WTE Modelling at Taupō Primary School Term 2

June 23, 2021

Over the course of Term 2, Amy, Mandy, and Nicola have been busy visiting teachers and students at Taupō Primary to support…

Change of Venue - Week 7 Workshop 'Primary Paragraphing'

June 16, 2021

Please note that the workshop in Week 7, Thursday 17th June on 'Primary Paragraphing', will now be hosted at Hilltop Primary…

WTE Workshop Reminder: 'Primary Paragraphing' T2 Week 7

June 7, 2021

A reminder that our Term 2 Week 7 Workshop will focus on 'Primary Paragraphing' Years 4-8. All welcome! This will be hosted…

Meri Kirihimete from our Kāhui Ako Team!

December 10, 2020

We just want to extend a huge thank you to all of those that we have worked with during this somewhat strange year. As always,…

WTE Literacy Workshop Dates for 2021!

December 10, 2020

In the spirit of publicising dates as early as possible, please find attached the details of our Term 1 2021 Workshops on…

Playing with Syntax at St Patrick's Primary School!

October 21, 2020

In Week 2, ASLs Amy and Mandy worked with students in Years 3 and 4 from the hub. Our main aim was to model using the Sentence…

Assay Support/Data Entry Sessions

October 22, 2020

If you need support updating Assay come along to one or more of these sessions at Taupō-nui-a-Tia College, LSC Hub. Three…

'The Floating Classroom' TCK PLD

October 23, 2020

On Thursday October 15th, sixty of our kaiako from Tūwharetoa and Rotorua got to experience first hand the 'Floating Classroom'.

2021 Term 2 Kāhui Ako Writing Workshops

April 16, 2021

In Term 2, we continue to offer ongoing PLD sessions for all staff in our Kāhui Ako. These are on offer for all staff from…

Taupō Kāhui Ako T.Aide Workshop - Dyslexia.

July 29, 2021

Tuesday 24th August, 1-2.30 pm in the Tauhara Primary Hall. Dyslexia workshop with Joce Moyle from REAP. Joce tests students…

WTE Workshops on offer in Term 4 2020

September 25, 2020

Check out the flyer here to see what ASLs have on offer in Term 4 for teachers from our Kāhui Ako. Workshops to be held…

Term 4 Writing Moderation Workshop NC Level 4, 5, and 6

September 24, 2021

In Week 2 of Term Four, on Thursday 28th October, we will be hosting a Moderation Workshop for teachers that have writing…

WTE 2021 Across School Launch

May 10, 2021

Excitingly, on Friday 7th May we finally ran our across school launch for WTE. Teachers and staff from across our schools…

TCK PLD Schedule for 2021 with Kristy Northcroft

January 25, 2021

Implementing Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge in the classroom with Kristy Northcroft.

Oral Language Term 3 2020

July 31, 2020

Hosted by our wonderful colleagues at Mountview Primary, the Oral Language Initiative for the CoL was reinvigorated with…

Expansion in Fiction Writing Workshop

August 26, 2020

In Week 5, teachers from across our Kāhui Ako came together to learn how to teach expansion in fiction writing.

Exciting 2021 PLD Opportunities for In-school support with Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge

October 31, 2020

See the attached details about opportunities for in-school support with Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge Implementation on…

Term 3 Writing Moderation Workshop NC Level 4, 5, and 6

July 17, 2021

In Week 4 of Term Three, on Thursday 19th August, we will be hosting a Moderation Workshop for teachers that have writing…

Learning about 'The Geography of Writing' at Taupō Primary School

November 1, 2020

Earlier this term, ASLs were invited to work with students in Room 20 at Taupō Primary School. In particular, they worked…

ASLs visit Kuratau Staff and Students

November 1, 2020

On Thursday 29th October, Mandy, Nicola, and Amy spent a lovely morning with Kuratau staff and students - what a pleasure…

Team Teaching at Taupō Primary School

August 8, 2021

In Week Two, ASLs had the pleasure of working alongside teachers at Taupō Primary School.

'FLOATING CLASSROOM' Agenda for Wednesday 18th November

November 3, 2020

here is the next agenda for the November PLD for Tūwharetoa Cultural Knowledge. There will be a digital copy of the korero…

Learning Support Coordinator Vacancy.

June 25, 2021

Please find information regarding the recently advertised Learning Support Coordinator position.

WTE Introductory Workshop Friday 5th March 2021

January 27, 2021

On Friday 5th March, ASLs will be hosting a one day workshop to introduce teachers to WTE pedagogy. In particular, this…

WTE Introductory Workshop TAKE 2 Fri 7th May

March 9, 2021

After the postponement due to Covid Restrictions in Term 1, we have a new date for the Introductory Workshop. The new date…

Cancellation of Moderation Workshop NC Level 4, 5, and 6

August 17, 2021

Obviously, as we have moved into a Level 4 lockdown for the next three days our Writing Moderation Workshop on Thursday…

TOD 30.04.21 Oral Language Vocab and Te Tiriti o Waitangi Learning

May 2, 2021

On Thursday 29th and Friday 30th April, teachers from across our Kāhui Ako gave up a day of their holiday for valuable professional…

WTE 'Launch' at Tongariro Area School

March 17, 2021

On Monday 15th March, ASLs had the pleasure of working alongside Tongariro Area School Staff and RTLB to begin their WTE…

Thank you from Taupō Kāhui Ako

March 31, 2020

Many thanks to all of our schools, centres, staff and learners for your patience and support during the recent steps towards…

'Helping Children Thrive Through Anxiety' Presentation

November 26, 2020

Psychologist, speaker, and author Karen Young delivered a presentation for professionals on Wednesday 25th November at the…

Taupō Kāhui Ako T.Aide Behaviour Workshop.

May 11, 2021

Kia ora koutou. Many thanks to all the schools who supported their T.Aides so that they could attend the T.Aide workshop…

Across School Moderation Facilitation

June 27, 2021

On Thursday 24th June, nearly sixty teachers from across several of our Kāhui Ako schools came together to take part in…

Our Kāhui Ako Team for 2021

February 5, 2021

We are excited to introduce our newest team members for 2021 - our Lead Principal, Tracy Fraser, and new Across School Leaders,…

Taupō Kāhui Ako Oral Language T.Aide Workshop.

May 11, 2021

Taupō Kāhui Ako Oral Language T.Aide Workshop.

Taupō Kāhui Ako 2021 Learning Support Network Hui.

April 13, 2021

2021 Learning Support Network Hui. Friday the 14th of May at Taupō Cosmopolitan Club. For SENCo, RTLB, LSC's, Specialist…

Mountview and Hilltop School Writing Collaboration

November 27, 2020

Yesterday morning, a group of Year 6 students from Hilltop School visited Whaea Sherryl's Year 5 & 6 students at Mountview…

Professional development with teacher aides at Hilltop School

May 20, 2021

Vanessa McArthur (LSC), in collaboration with Sarah Sherriff (DP), started off Term 2 at Hilltop School with professional…

Practical Steps for Learner Agency Workshops Term 3

September 2, 2020

Practical Steps for Learner Agency Workshops Term 3

Leadership Forum Taupō Kāhui Ako

November 10, 2020

On Friday 6th November, leadership teams from all of our community schools and centres came together for learning and to…

Term 3 2020 PLD Opportunities

July 19, 2020

Term 3 2020 PLD Opportunities include workshops on Write that Essay Pedagogy and on developing Learner Agency. All welcome!

WTE Modelling at Rangitaiki Primary School

March 25, 2021

Nicola and Amy spent a wonderful morning working alongside Andrea and the children at Rangitaiki Primary School. We focused…

WTE Pedagogy Catch Up Workshop 2020

June 17, 2020

After being delayed during the lockdown, we finally managed to run this year's catch up workshop with new staff to our Kāhui…

Taupō Kāhui Ako T.Aide Workshop.

April 13, 2021

Taupō Kāhui Ako T.Aide Workshop, Tuesday 11th of May 12.30 to 2.30 at Waipāhīhī School. This session will be a chance to…

WTE at Tongariro Area School Term Two

July 5, 2021

Over the course of Term Two, ASLs have been working closely with staff and students at Tongariro Area School. This year,…