The leaders and I had a great meeting today about how our modules we are working on to increase Whanau engagement within the Ako Hiko cluster of schools. Wesley Primary had trialled the first Module and had tinkered with it to suit their needs. I talked to Phil from Wesley primary about setting up a joint Module night so we could capture the same family's in one go, as we share a lot of the same students. We also talked a bit more about setting up a talent show of some sort, which gained interest from some of the other schools. It is now worth looking at a way to get this running as an Ako Hiko event rather than just a Wesley event.
Another great takeaway from this meeting was looking at the future of Ako Hiko for next year. Starting next year Core will be taking a backseat and that means Ako Hiko will be all on its own for the first time. New territory! The main things we talked about around this, were, how do we make sure we keep moving forward with the same goals, and make the progress we want to see.
We decided that regular Leadership meetings were still vital, but potentially creating a web portal to easily access PD and resources/ideas from other schools would be great. Sharing is caring and everyone in the room was happy with this idea to collaborate. With such a great team on hand I can only see positives moving forward with Ako Hiko. However not having Mannaiakalani or Core in the mix will be strange as they have both provided so much in terms of procedure, Knowledge, and a shoulder to destress on when things have been tricky.
Onwards and Upwards....
Watch this space