About Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako

A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of education and training providers, that form around their students’ education pathway, working together to help students achieve their full potential.

Early learning services, me ngā kōhanga reo, schools, kura and post-secondary providers can all be included.


By collaborating and sharing teaching capability and expertise, children's and young people's learning pathways are supported and their transition through the education system is improved. Communities of Learning also provide more opportunities for parents, families and whānau and communities to be involved with their children’s and young people's learning.

Schools and kura within a Community of Learning are resourced to allow time for teachers to work together on tackling the achievement challenges, drawing on each other’s skills, knowledge and experience. Communities of Learning also open up new career opportunities for principals and teachers.

Achievement challenges

Each Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako identifies shared goals, or achievement challenges, based on the particular needs of its learners. Once these have been endorsed, the Community of Learning works with learners, their parents, whānau, iwi and communities to tackle those challenges.

Northern Wairoa Kāhui Ako

Pouto School belongs to the Northern Wairoa Community of Learning ( Kāhui Ako )

Our Community of Learning Members