Sunrise Photo Credit: Steve Harper



Please email your caseworker RTLB for support during the traffic light system or for general advice please contact the

Liaison RTLB for your school or one of the Leadership Team

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 weaving the realisation of hopes and dreams

Core Values



Whakawhanaungatanga: Team work; Empathy; Communication
Ako: Diversity; Competence
Tikanga: Professional attitudes and practices


Mission Statement

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.

Magnified Grass

“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

Te Puea.png

SENCO/ LSC Meetings


Strengthening the Learning Support Community

"Mahia te mahi, hei painga mo te iwi. Manaakitia te iwi, whangaingia te tangata. Kia mau ki te aroha, me te rangimarie." Te Puea Hērangi

Do the work, for the benefit of the people. Uplift and serve the people. Hold fast to love and peace, these are the foundations.

Tuesday 17th May

9am – 3:30pm – Royal Oak Primary School

The focus of our day is to deepen the relationships within the Learning Support Community by working together – kanohi ki te kanohi. Using Transitions as a focus, our community will have the opportunity to work together on practical examples that are connected to our contexts. We will explore these using the planning framework ‘One Plan’, that sits under our practice model – He Pikorua

LSC’s and SENCOs Register with Pam Waugh



NGĀ Manu ĀWHINA RTLB cluster8

 Workshops for SENCOs/LSCs/



Face-to-face workshops are back!


Workshops can be found on our Workshops Page HERE


Click the button on each workshop to register with the presenter by email.


Incredible Years for Teachers Programmes

Our IYT workshops for the year are well underway.

If you have questions about 2022 programmes for teachers please contact

 Sue Cameron

WEllbeing community of practice

To access the links and resources from Dr Denise Quinlan's presentation and the RTLB team, click here for the Wellbeing Noticeboard

child alone.jpg

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.

Feuerstein Training


To become a Feuerstein Basic practitioner you need to complete two levels. Level one training is offered in Term 2, 2022


June: 10, 11, 17, 18, and 30th 

Please note these are whole day sessions.

 To register your interest and for details about locations please contact

Sandiyao Sebestian

For more information click the link to our Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Connect page