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Ko te Whare Waananga o Te-Tara-o-te-Ika-a-Maui

The Community learning house of the Stingray’s Barb

The Coromandel, renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand's most popular holiday destinations. A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel with a mountainous interior cloaked in native rainforest and more than 400 kilometres of dazzling white sand beaches makes our location a sought after area for those looking to make that move out of big city living lifestyle and experience a more organic lifestyle. Our little communities are dotted along the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel and play host to a diverse population. The area has seen steady growth over the past three years as the national and global economy continues to flourish, providing employment and opportunities for those that venture our way. As a result, the most schools have experienced steady roll growth, particularly over the last two years.

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Our current Kahui Ako principals

Top left; Jethro Dyer (Opoutere School), Susie Sumner (Colville School), Eamonn Kelly (Whenuakite School), Rachell Leitch (Hikuai School)

Bottom row; Jean Saunders (Coroglen School) Mary (Te Rerenga School) Murray McDonald (Tairua School) Koren Hopoi (Coromandel Area School) Alistair Luke (Whangamata Area School and Lead Principal of our Kahui Ako)

The Coromandel Community of Learning includes students, teaching and leadership staff and whanau from nine participating schools stretching the length of the Coromandel. Whangamata Area School, Opoutere School, Hikuai School, Tairua School, Whenuakite School, Coroglen School, Coromandel Area School, Te Rerenga School and Colville School have made a commitment to raising student achievement through genuine collaboration across all nine communities, thus formally establishing a Community of Learning.

Mission Statement 

To create opportunities for learners to develop a deep sense of identity through the collective sharing of expert knowledge, relevant and inspired learning experiences, resulting in equitable outcomes for all learners.

Every learner, in every classroom across the Coromandel Community of Learning feels a strong sense of well-being and connectedness as a result of learning and living in a school and community environment that is welcoming, equitable, inclusive and respectful. A place where every learner is encouraged to take risks, be creative, and innovative in a learning culture that is supportive and safe. Through diverse connections, our learners will develop a deep sense of personal and cultural identity and develop robust educational pathways throughout their learning journey.

The Community of Learning will develop CORO learner who are:

C – Confident, connected, courageous learners.

O – Optimistic, open-minded learners.

R – Respectful, responsible learners.

O – Organised, organic learners.

2019 Summary Report

2018 Achievement Challenge

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