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
Click here for Resources and Links for building resilience and wellbeing during Level 4 School Closures
nathan mikaere wallis's words of wisdom
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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
NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8
Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/
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
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR 2020 by emailing