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
We're back with another exciting Wellbeing event in Term 1 2021!
Save the Date
Tuesday 9th March 9-12:30
for our RTLB E-workshop via Zoom featuring
Dr Denise Quinlan
For more information Click HERE
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!
Workshops for Term 1 can be found on our Workshops Page HERE
Registrations for Term 1 are being taken now.
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
Our popular termly Events are returning in 2021!
The planning for Term 1 Event: Wellbeing
Tuesday 9th March 9-12:30
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.
SENCO/ LSC Meetings
new in 2021
let's talk about autism
Wednesday 3rd March and Wednesday 24th March
These zoom discussions will take place twice a term and offer the opportunity to discuss any Autism related topic in an informal forum with Margaret Muir and other RTLB who have experience supporting students on the Autism Spectrum. This is a forum for SENCOs, LSCs, teachers, teacher aides and RTLB to collaborate.
Just announced! Sandi Sebestian will be leading a 5 day workshop on 14, 15, 21, 22, and 28th May.
To become a Feuerstein Basic practitioner you need to complete two levels. Level one is offered in May and Level two will be offered during the third term 2021.
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