Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.
Collaboration at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School
Collaboration and connections are at the heart of what we do at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa and this is visually represented by the heart that sits in the middle of our logo. This symbolism connects our people and creates the heart beat or pulse of our kura and āko hapori (learning community). We know that for each kaimanawa to thrive, it takes a village to ensure that they reach their individual and collective potential.
Collaborative Partnerships at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School
Collaborative Teaching at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School
Co teaching at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School develops professional relationships where 2 - 3 kaiako (teachers) COLLABORATE to support our kaimanawa more effectively. Kaimanawa (learners) are flexibly grouped throughout the day based on learning needs, activity, localised curriculum, work habits, levels of independence and content knowledge. This allows for multi-age learning to occur as kaimanawa's skills, abilities and goals are also used so they can direct their own learning as we have realised that the traditional method of grouping by chronological age isn’t always the best option. Kaiako MODEL supportive, parallel, complementary and team teaching techniques collaboratively as a team throughout the day which build largely on our Manawatanga (learning Values) creating our LANGUAGE of LEARNING. No kaimanawa is thought of as an individual kaiako's ' “responsibility”, but rather we work as a team to create the best learning environment for each child.
We believe that opportunities built through Multi-Age and Co-Teaching environments at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School provide the vehicle to be culturally responsive. This will allow staff, students, whanau and our community to actively engage and build relationships using the TATAIAKO and Tapasa (Cultural Competencies) documents so that not only our Maori and Pasifika students enjoy success as Maori or Pasifika, but all of our Kaimanawa through tuakana teina structures and the reciprocal philosophy of Ako.
Collaborative Learning at Te Manawa ō Pāpāmoa School
Providing opportunities for our kaimanawa to intentionally come together as tuakana teina, mixed ability groups or based on identified needs is particularly powerful in preparing our kaimanawa to develop teamwork, creativity, communication, and leadership skills which are in demand in the twenty-first century workplace. Co-operative learning effect sizes continually trump individual or competitive strategies when looking at what makes a difference for our kaimanawa.