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.
Together growing the potential
and capability in every learner
Whakawhanaungatanga: Team work; Empathy; Communication
Ako: Diversity; Competence
Tikanga: Professional attitudes and practices
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
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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!
Keep an eye on our Workshops tab for our updates about 2021 workshops as they are finalised.
Registrations for Term 1 will be taken in February 2021
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
Our popular termly Events are returning in 2021!
The planning for Term 1 Event: Wellbeing
Tuesday 9th March 9-3
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.