Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Young Tāmaki film makers get big screen experience -

A recent article on the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company website talks about the three classes that have had their films chosen for screening at Movies in Parks 2016. Previously shown as part of the Manaiakalani Film Festival, the selected films are They’re Coming by Glenbrae School Film Club, Talk About It by Room 13 at Pt England School and The Manaiakalani Story by Pt England's Room 27.

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Friday, 4 December 2015

University of Auckland profiles MDTA

The University of Auckland have recently profiled the 2014-2015 MDTA graduating beginning teachers on their website. This marked the occasion of their graduation from the digital immersion programme which was hosted at the Google Offices in Auckland. 

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Greg's Buddy Experience - Spark Foundation Blog

In a recent post on the Spark Foundation Blog, Greg Best was interviewed about his experience as a buddy this year for Robyn Anderson (one of 2015's Manaiakalani Innovative Teachers) at Panmure Bridge School.

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

iNACOL Award

Russell Burt, principal of Pt England School and Convenor for the Manaiakalani cluster is honoured to have recently received the Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice Award from iNACOL on behalf of Manaiakalani.

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Click the image below to read more about this achievement on the Hapara blog:

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Radio New Zealand focus on Maori Education

Manaiakalani has been featured in an article for the Radio New Zealand News website. The piece features quotes from Manaiakalani Cluster school principals: Russell Burt, Rhonda Kelly and Gael Vickers.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Manaiakalani Success Story - Hapara

Our friends at Hapara have released a case study on Manaiakalani and the way we use digital teaching.

"Manaiakalani schools infuse training in self-awareness and self-regulation into the experience of their children. By using progressions, self assessment, and teacher feedback/feedforward, students are able to know exactly what they have learned, assess how well they have done, and understand what they need to learn next."

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

World-Class Auckland: Dramatic learning aid leads the way nationwide - NZ Herald

As part of a series on World-Class Auckland, Manaiakalani Education Trust Chair, Pat Snedden, speaks to the NZ Herald about Manaiakalani.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Our new workforce

Manaiakalani has been mentioned in an article on

"One initiative that’s addressing this problem is the Maniakalani (‘the hook from heaven’) project, which operates in 12 schools in Tamaki’s low socio-economic communities. It provides the predominantly Maori and Pasifika students with access to digital technology at school and at home via a subsidised rent-to-own scheme for netbooks, and supports more digital approaches to teaching and learning. He described how Pt England Primary School has even formed a partnership with an overseas software development company that involves students doing user testing and writing reports as part of their classroom activities."
 “They’re creative, smart, hardworking and brown. They will be our new workforce.”

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

NEXT Foundation announces support for Manaiakalani Outreach

Recently, NEXT Foundation announced that they would be investing in Manaiakalani Outreach. They produced a video which talks about Manaiakalani's work in Tamaki and elsewhere. The video features Manaiakalani Education Trust Chair Pat Snedden and Pt England School Principal Russell Burt.

Watch the video here:

Manaiakalani from Next Foundation on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Data key to fixing education inequality -

Tamaki College has been featured in an article for about the school's involvement in the Starpath Project. To read the full article, click the image below:

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hawaii News Now

Hawaii News Now also reported on the significance of the day when Manaiakalani Schools met the education leaders from Hawaii.

Pwo Navigator and Captain of the Hokulea, Nainoa Thompson, marked Manaiakalani as a leader in integrating indigenous knowledge with 21st century technology.

“Today is the day that we learn the possibilities and the opportunities, and the creativity and the innovation, when you link tradition to technology and science,” Thompson said.

Monday, 30 March 2015

KHON2 News Team – Hawaii - Report

The KHON2 News Team – Hawaii - Report on the significance of the Mālama Honua event to Hawaii’s education leaders .  Read the full report here

Legendary canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia anchored together at Pt England Beach in New Zealand Tuesday to connect Hawaii’s education leaders with some of Aotearoa’s most innovative educators.

The delegation included Department of Education superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi, University of Hawaii president David Lassner, and representatives from Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii charter schools and the University of Hawaii College of Education

Saturday, 28 March 2015

2500 children welcome Pacific vessels at Pt England - Maori Television

On Wednesday as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, two waka from Hawai'i called Hōkūle'a and Hikianalia landed on Pt England beach. They were greeted by 2500 children from our Manaiakalani schools.
This article and video on the Maori Television website talks more about this visit.

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Worldwide voyage arrives in Auckland - Radio NZ

This article on the Radio NZ website talks about Manaiakalani and the lama Honua Worldwide Voyage landing on Pt England Beach on Wednesday with the kūle'a and Hikianalia waka.

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