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.

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

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

nathan mikaere wallis's words of wisdom

Click here for wise words about parenting through Covid-19

For our parents


Click here for information and resources for Parents and Caregivers to use when doing home learning



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

 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 9-3

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. 

Education Books Bookshelfs

SENCO/ LSC Meetings

Feuerstein Training

Get in touch to find out more

by emailing Sandiyao Sebestian

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)