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 weaving the realisation of hopes and dreams

Core Values



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


Mission Statement

Ngā Manu Ᾱwhina RTLB work collaboratively using our combined knowledge, experience, skills and professional expertise to nurture and support the growth and wellbeing of mokopuna and the adults around them.

Magnified Grass

“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

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Wellbeing event in Term 1 2021!


To access the links and resources from Dr Denise Quinlan's presentation and the RTLB team, click here for the Wellbeing Noticeboard


NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8

 Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/



Workshops for Term 2 can be found on our Workshops Page HERE

Registrations for Term 3 are being taken by the presenters of the workshops directly now.

Click the button on each workshop to register with the presenter by email.


Incredible Years for Teachers Programmes

Our IYT workshops for the year are well underway.

If you have questions about 2021 programmes for teachers please contact

 Sue Cameron

Our popular termly Events have returned in 2021!

Term 2 Event: Behaviour

Thanks everyone for your participation!

Also in Term 3


Save-the-date for

Tuesday 24th August 9-12.30

Education Books Bookshelfs

SENCO/ LSC Meetings

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new in 2021

let's talk about autism

Term 2 dates are coming soon

These zoom discussions will take place twice a term and offer the opportunity to discuss any Autism related topic in an informal forum with 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


To become a Feuerstein Basic practitioner you need to complete two levels. Level one was offered in Term 2.

Level two dates are 

Friday 13th August

Saturday 14th August

Friday 20th August

Saturday 21st August

Friday 27th August

Get in touch to find out more

by emailing Sandiyao

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