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The national RTLB service works together with teachers and

schools to support the achievement of students in Years 1-10

who have learning and/or behaviour difficulties. 

Cluster 8 RTLBs work in schools in the central-central/east area of Auckland city.

Our name Ngā Manu Āwhina means The Helpful Birds. It was given to us by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei elders.

Vision Statement

Together growing the potential

and capability in every learner

Core Values

Whakawhanaungatanga: Team work; Empathy; Communication
Ako: Diversity; Competence
Tikanga: Professional attitudes and practices

Mission Statement

Ngā Manu Āwhina RTLB will collaboratively support school communities to facilitate and provide opportunities for all learners to develop their holistic potential and capabilities through providing a quality service.

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“The thing I loved the most – and still love the most about teaching – is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.”

– Mike Krzyzewski

WEllbeing community of practice

We're back with another exciting Wellbeing event in Term 1 2021!


Save the Date

Tuesday 9th March 9-12:30


for our RTLB E-workshop via Zoom featuring

Keynote presenter

Dr Denise Quinlan


For more information Click HERE

Click here for Resources and Links for  building resilience and wellbeing and Wellbeing Noticeboard


NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8

 Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/


Thank you to everyone who presented and participated in the Pop-Up workshops and     E-Events in 2020!


Workshops for Term 1 can be found on our Workshops Page HERE

Registrations for Term 1 are being taken now.


Incredible Years for Teachers Programmes

In Term 1 2020 we have presented an IYT programme for Principals, SENCOs, LSCs as well as the programme for teachers.

If you have questions about 2021 programmes for teachers please contact

 Sue Cameron

Our popular termly Events are returning in 2021!

The planning for Term 1 Event: Wellbeing

is underway!

Save-the-date for

Tuesday 9th March 9-12:30

Dr Denise Quinlan of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing and Resilience is our keynote speaker. Denise is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding facilitator and speaker who regularly presents at national and international wellbeing conferences. 

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SENCO/ LSC Meetings

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new in 2021

let's talk about autism

Wednesday 3rd March and Wednesday 24th March


These zoom discussions will take place twice a term and offer the opportunity to discuss any Autism related topic in an informal forum with Margaret Muir and other RTLB who have experience supporting students on the Autism Spectrum. This is a forum for SENCOs, LSCs, teachers, teacher aides and RTLB to collaborate.

Feuerstein Training

Just announced! Sandi Sebestian will be leading a 5 day workshop on 14, 15, 21, 22, and 28th May. 


To become a Feuerstein Basic practitioner you need to complete two levels. Level one is offered in May and Level two will be offered during the third term 2021. 

Get in touch to find out more

by emailing Sandiyao

For more information click the link to our Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Connect page


© 2019 RTLB Cluster 8 

Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour

Cluster 8 Ngā Manu Ᾱwhina

Royal Oak Primary School

Chandler Ave Royal Oak, 1023.


​Tel: (09) 624 2800 (ext. 817)