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Please email your caseworker RTLB for support or for general advice please contact the

Liaison RTLB for your school or one of the Leadership Team

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





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

Anchor 1

Upcoming Events: 

wellbeing event save-the-date

RTLB Cluster 8's Wellbeing Event is scheduled for 31st May and 1st June 2023. Information will be posted here early in 2023.

incredible years programmes

We have farewelled our esteemed IY leader Sue Cameron as she is retiring.

Our new IY leaders are Wendy and Claire Murphy, starting in 2023 with both Incredible Years for Teachers (IYT) and Incredible Years Helping Children with Autism (IYA) programmes.

Information about programmes for 2023 will be added here early in the year.

Face to face and e-workshops

RTLB workshops are finished for the year. Information about workshops for 2023 will be added to the Workshops page HERE.


feuerstein training

Feuerstein training is postponed until 2023. Information will be posted here when available.

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