Strengthening the Learning support community


The upcoming event 'STRENGTHENING THE LEARNING SUPPORT COMMUNITY – “MAHIA TE MAHI", scheduled for the 24th of August has had to be postponed. We will be in touch soon to re-schedule when there is more certainty about face-to-face hui.


We thank you all for your ongoing commitment and work - kia hauraru koutou.

Mahia te Mahi…. ( the work) 

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

(Do the work, for the benefit of the people. Uplift and serve the people. Allow love and peace be our foundation.) 

Using He Pikorua Framework to explore the relationships of people in this community, by looking at examples and together applying our own understandings to a series of practical scenarios. In particular,  looking at the Transitions to School, as a catalyst for collaboration, where whānau work closely together with SENCO's,  LSC's, LS workers, and RTLB's.


From 8:30 arrival, cup of tea, etc.

9:00am Welcome, Whakawhanaungatanga

9:15am Kohokohi: Transitions to school - Cheryl Graham and Anne Roborgh

10:15 Āta Whakaaro: Learning Support Community - Pia Harre

11:00-11:30 Morning Tea (provided)

1:.30 Whakamahi: Activity Strengthening the Learning Support Community

1:00-1:45pm LUNCH (provided)

1:45- 3:15pm Whai Whakaaro - Mana Motuhake: Reflection

3:15-3:30pm Whakakapi/Close

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Kai Kōrero: Keynote Speakers

Pia Harre: Learning Support Network and SENCO

Pia is currently the Unique Learning Needs Coordinator at Arahoe Primary School. Pia is of Maniapoto descent. She has been an RTLB, worked in Alternative Education and is a contributor to the Learning Support Network

Pia will bring stories of how she has navigated the learning support community space with reference to transitions to school.

Cheryl Graham and Anne Roborgh

Cheryl is the Service Manager for East Toru Learning Support, Ministry of Education and Anne Roborgh is the Partnership Leader for RTLB Cluster 8. Together they led the 2017 Transition to School project.

Also joining us...

Wendy holley-boen

Wendy is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University and a member of the Team behind the Learning Support Network.

Vonnie Jones

Vonnie is the Specialist Service Lead, SE&S Manager National Service Support and Guidance for the Ministry of Education.

Rachael ViNk

Rachael is the Principal Advisor, National Service Support and Guidance, Learning Support, Ministry of Education.