© 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) 

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 Event

A great big thank you to the speakers, participants and attendees at the Wellbeing: Now and in the Future Event. 


We hope the event has helped you, your students and school community flourish and to be ‘at your best’ in the 21st Century. The event offered the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of innovation in wellbeing, neuroscience, education, leadership and learning.

WENZ Auckland conference in 2020 is the next wellbeing event in Auckland (see below)

RTLB Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/


2019 Workshops have been successfully completed. Thanks to all presenters and participants!

Information about 2020 workshops is posted here.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST by emailing Catherine Alpe


Incredible Years for Teachers Programmes

Thanks to our facilitators and participants in 2019.

In 2020 we are presenting an IYT programme for Principals, SENCOs, LSCs as well as the programme for teachers

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR 2020 by emailing Sue Cameron


Auckland Conference

Grand Millenium Hotel

6-7 April 2020


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 workshop days that focus on:

 Wellbeing - Thursday 28th May 9-3

 Behaviour - Thursday 13th Aug 9-3

 Learning - Thursday 5th Nov 9-3


Anne Roborgh

Feuerstein Training

Get in touch to find out more

by emailing Sandiyao Sebestian