Takapuna Grammar School fosters collaboration in many different ways. Strong values and people skills are important for success and being able to mix easily with a diverse range of other people helps our students appreciate their own talents and those of others.
Kahui Akō/Community of Learning
Takapuna Grammar School is one of seven schools in the Devonport-Takapuna Kahui Akō also known as the Community of Learning (CoL). The schools are collaborating on several projects to develop a seamless journey for our learners beginning in early childhood education and going through to tertiary level.
The other CoL participants are Belmont Intermediate School and Bayswater, Belmont, Devonport, Stanley Bay and Vauxhall Primary Schools. Leadership opportunities allow a number of staff to work across and within the schools on agreed initiatives.
A strategic plan and projects focussed on improving skills in transition, cultural capabilities, literacy, writing, mathematics and NCEA have been developed. There are specific targets for these projects to ensure good outcomes for students. A number of other collaborations have emerged from staff enthusiasm and dedication to helping our students achieve their personal best. These include cluster groups on the core projects and for data sharing, e-teaching and learning, art, music, sport and music theatre.
Staff are enjoying finding out about what is happening in the other CoL schools through visits and working together on shared professional learning and projects of interest.