Wednesday, 3 December 2014

School team on big screen - East and Bays Courier

In an article for Fairfax Media's East and Bays Courier, Rose Cawley talks about Tamaki Primary School and the Manaiakalani Film Festival. To read the full article click here or click the image below.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Digital leaps forward for decile one school -

Tamaki College has been written about in an article for by Rose Cawley. The article looks at the progress being made in raising student achievement, and talks about initiatives that are helping to boost outcomes, including Manaiakalani. 

To read the full article, click the image below:

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Manaiakalani mentioned on

As part of an opinion piece about school decile ratings, Pete from the WhaleOil blog mentions Manaiakalani, praising the use of digital teaching to empower our learners. He also talks about how impressed he was by the Manaiakalani Film Festival, which was held last week.

Click the image below to read the full article.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nathaniel helps raise half a million dollars for NZ Kids

For the second year in a row one of our own Manaiakalani kids has been mixing with some big names in New Zealand to raise money for kids who need a hand up to acquire technology. Tamaki college student Nathaniel Tuia does a stellar job of presenting this funny and engaging film that played at The Warehouse Supplier Awards dinner 2013.The charity recipient was Variety’s Laptops for Learning programme. The film tells us why it’s essential to get technology into the hands of poorer kiwi kids and inspires the audience to give generously.

Link to original article.

Here's the video:

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Engagement in Deep Learning

The Manaiakalani Cluster has been part of the Learning and Change networks for the last 18 months ands has hosted a large number of principals and teachers from around the country as they come to learn from our journey.

This week one of these principals published a report which included her reflections on our approach to meeting the learning needs of our young people.

Jenny Jackson is the principal of St Joseph's school in Oamaru.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Telecom's ongoing support

The recent announcement by Telecom that they are continuing the support of the Manaiakalani programme was welcomed by the twelve Manaiakalani schools and their whanau.

The Telecom Foundation announced today significant additional funding to support the rollout of the Manaiakalani digital learning approach to more low income communities.
Today’s announcement confirms an additional $1.2 million contribution over two years to the Manaiakalani Education Trust, to support pilot digital learning programmes in several new school clusters across New Zealand.
The Telecom Foundation is approaching its third year of partnership with the Trust, with an original investment of $1 million over four years. The new funding will more than double this investment to $2.2 million.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

A friendship with Spark

The Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers (2014) are pleased to partner with the Telecom Foundation for the launch of their new name, Spark.

You will enjoy hearing about our journey in this engaging short video.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Keeping pace with today's technology

Last weekend the NZ Herald ran an article questioning whether our schools in New Zealand are keeping pace with current technology.

The Manaiakalani Programme was quoted as an example of a group of schools ensuring that our young people do get to learn using the technology of today.

Glenbrae School's principal, Lesley Elia was also interviewed and spoke about the impact of the Manaiakalani Programme in her school.

Read all about it here.

This is an idea adopted by a dozen Auckland schools, which have signed up to the Manaiakalani Education Programme.
This promotes new teaching and learning approaches in a growing cluster of decile 1 schools in the low-income communities of Tamaki — the East Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Panmure and Pt England.
Glenbrae School in Glen Innes is part of this programme. Parents can pay for netbooks in instalments, equivalent to less than the price of a cup of coffee per week.
For about $3.50 a week, the computer can be bought over three years. The price includes internet access from home and technical support.
Glenbrae principal Lesley Elia says another benefit is that teachers' job are made easier because the devices are all the same.
"We have also had huge support from Telecom, which has helped a great deal.
"These devices are vital and without the Manaiakalani Trust we would never have enough money to cover something like this."
The Government was looking at the initiative with a view to introducing it throughout the country.
"Principals at schools in other regions are now coming to take a look at what we are doing."

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Manaiakalani and Learning and Change Networks New Zealand

The Manaiakalani Cluster has been working with the Learning and Change Networks to support schools around New Zealand. They have made this video to give an overview of what is being achieved in the LCN schools. At 1:07 we see Stonefields School featured and at 3:07 a brief glimpse of how Manaiakalani is actively supporting the Kaikohe Cluster in the far north.

What is Learning and Change Networks? 
A group of schools/kura and communities working together to grow capability and to accelerate achievement of priority learners in ways that recognise cultural diversity and that grows innovative and effective 21st century learning environments.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Schools fight for e-education - One News

Manaiakalani has been supporting a cluster of schools in the Mt Roskill area - Ako Hiko - to follow a similar journey to the one we are on.
This weekend TV One featured Wesley Intermediate and the Ako Hiko cluster on the news and mention was made of Manaiakalani during the item.

Click below to watch the segment:

Friday, 14 March 2014

21st Century Learning in Kaikohe - Festival of Education

The Manaiakalani schools have been supporters of three schools in the Kaikohekohe area over the last year and were very pleased to hear news of their Chromebook rollout day in February. This article gives some insight into the journey of Ohaeawai School, Tautoro School and Kaikohe West School.

We have hosted their teachers in our schools and worked with their principals and lead teachers from time to time in Auckland.  Richard Johnston (Panmure Bridge School) , Helen King (Pt England School), Jenny Oxley (Manaiakalani Education Trust) and Dorothy Burt (Manaiakalani Education Programme) have at different times travelled to Kaikohe to provide support.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Professor Stuart McNaughton with Kim Hill

Kim Hill interviewed Prof Stuart McNaughton on Radio New Zealand's Saturday Morning Programme, Saturday 15 February 2014.
The Manaiakalani education programme was a discussion point at times during this robust interview.

The programme notes say; "Reading and literacy Director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education, who is about to be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame."

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Graeme Aitken: Focus on social inequality will aid teachers - NZ Herald

The Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy was referred to in an article in the New Zealand Herald in response to the Prime Minister's announcement about upcoming changes to education. Professor Graeme Aitken, Dean of Education, University of Auckland, says; 

"We have recently developed a post-graduate programme with the Manaiakalani schools in Tamaki to support the digital learning, community-based programmes they have developed across their cluster.
Each of these initiatives requires the university to work differently and flexibly - to itself be humble about that fact that we learn as much from working with teachers as they learn from us and that together we will advance knowledge."

To read the full article, click the image below:

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Manaiakalani Trust - changing the face of education - RadioLive

Pat Snedden, Manaiakalani Education Trust chair, is interviewed by Andrew Patterson for RadioLive about the trust and its work. Click below to listen to the interview:

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Tech firms picked for school internet network - New Zealand Herald

Twelve New Zealand technology companies have been selected to help connect schools to the Network for Learning, which is the infrastructural backbone of Manaiakalani's community wireless initiative and will be for similar programmes around the country. Click below to read more:

Monday, 6 January 2014

Switched on to learning - New Zealand Herald

Manaiakalani has been featured in an article by Andrew Patterson in the New Zealand Herald. The article examines the programme's influence on schools in the Manaiakalani cluster and how the Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy aims to end up helping more communities to create full immersion digital learning environments.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Telecom Foundation's Visit to Pt England School

The Telecom Foundation is a very important supporter and sponsor of the Manaiakalani Education Trust and the work being done in the Manaiakalani Cluster to raise student achievement, engagement and opportunity. Recently, a group of key people from the Telecom Foundation visited Pt England School in the Manaiakalani cluster, to see for themselves how the programme is working. Click below to read about their visit, on the Telecom Foundation's Blog:

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Telecom Foundation supports digital teaching pilot -

The Telecom Foundation have announced that they are funding digital teaching for more communities, after the success of Manaiakalani programme.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Digital teachers by Paul Brislen - TUANZ

Paul Brislen talks about a the changing face of education in New Zealand through digital teaching, with a focus on Manaiakalani Education Trust.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Teacher digital course a world first - RadioLive NZ

Andrew Patterson interviews Dorothy Burt about the newly launched Manaiakalani Digital Teacher Academy. Click the link below to listen to the interview.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014