Sunrise Photo Credit: Steve Harper

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.

“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

Click here for Resources and Links for  building resilience and wellbeing during Level 4 School Closures

nathan mikaere wallis's words of wisdom

Click here for wise words about parenting through Level 4

For our parents


Click here for information and resources for Parents and Caregivers to use during

Level 4 home learning


Wellbeing on-line workshops

In light of the COVID-19 alert levels restrictions on gatherings our Cluster 8 Wellbeing event for 2020 is going on-line!

We have speaker Lucy Hone joining us from Christchurch and a range of breakout groups on specific topics

See our Wellbeing pages

for details and registration link

Two half days

Thursday May 28th

Friday May 29th


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 2020 programmes for teachers please contact

 Sue Cameron

NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8

 Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/


Information about 2020 workshops is posted here.

The workshops for Term 2 will go on-line via Zoom

ASD with Margaret Muir

Behaviour with Jo Turner

Watch this spot for other workshops on offer!

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by emailing Catherine Alpe

SENCO/ LSC Meetings

In 2020 we are shifting the focus of the SENCO Meetings to include new LSC colleagues, other school staff and RTLBs in a series of learning and networking.

These will go on-line on the dates below

 Wellbeing - Thursday and Friday 28th and 28th May 8.45-12.30

 Behaviour - Thursday 13th Aug 9-3

 Learning - Thursday 5th Nov 9-3


Pam Waugh

Feuerstein Training

Get in touch to find out more

by emailing Sandiyao Sebestian


© 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)