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 weaving the realisation of hopes and dreams
Whakawhanaungatanga: Team work; Empathy; Communication
Ako: Diversity; Competence
Tikanga: Professional attitudes and practices
Ngā Manu Ᾱwhina RTLB work collaboratively using our combined knowledge, experience, skills and professional expertise to nurture and support the growth and wellbeing of mokopuna and the adults around them.
“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
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Wellbeing event in Term 1 2021!
To access the links and resources from Dr Denise Quinlan's presentation and the RTLB team, click here for the Wellbeing Noticeboard
NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8
Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/
Workshops for Term 2 can be found on our Workshops Page HERE
Registrations for Term 2 are being taken by the presenters of the workshops directly now.
Click the button on each workshop to register with the presenter by email.
Incredible Years for Teachers Programmes
Our first IYT workshops for the year are well underway.
If you have questions about 2021 programmes for teachers please contact
Our popular termly Events have returned in 2021!
Term 2 Event: Behaviour
Thanks everyone for your participation!
Also in Term 3
Tuesday 24th August 9-12.30
SENCO/ LSC Meetings
new in 2021
let's talk about autism
Term 2 dates are coming soon
These zoom discussions will take place twice a term and offer the opportunity to discuss any Autism related topic in an informal forum with RTLB who have experience supporting students on the Autism Spectrum. This is a forum for SENCOs, LSCs, teachers, teacher aides and RTLB to collaborate.
To become a Feuerstein Basic practitioner you need to complete two levels. Level one was offered in Term 2.
Level two dates are
Friday 13th August
Saturday 14th August
Friday 20th August
Saturday 21st August
Friday 27th August
Get in touch to find out more
by emailing Sandiyao firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information click the link to our Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Connect page