Relationships with Whanau and Other Carers of Akonga

  • I regularly email with whanau of the learners about what we are learning and why, as well as communicating about upcoming events in the school. I also send home class newsletters to whanau to keep them in the loop about what is going on at school so they can engage in more meaningful discussions with their child(ren).
  • Make myself available before, during and after school to have discussions with whanau of the students.
  • Reinforce and open door policy within my classroom so that all whanau feel welcome to talk at any time they need to.
  • Using SeeSaw, whanau have access to their students work online. This is aimed to promote a meaningful discussion around learning between the student and their whanau.


School Trips:

  • Email parents all details as well as sending out paper copies of all information
  • Make sure to let whanau know that they can email me with any queries or concerns. I aim to have these emails replied to within the day or arrange a time to meet face to face.
  • Send email reminders to parents prior to big events.

Paekakariki Camp 2016

  • Encouraged all whanau to come along to the camp.
  • Build a positive rapport with multiple whanau members of my class and of Room 22 (that I was on camp with) which has been maintained throughout the remainder of the year.



Relationships with Teaching Colleagues, Support Staff and Other Professionals


  • Attend and engage in meetings around target students within Hongoeka syndicate, looking at specific needs of students (Ako).
  • I engage in informal meetings with other staff members to help solve any problems that arise.
  • I have regular meetings with my teacher aides to continue to find the best way to make learning a success for my all of my students.
  • Keep discussions with other teaching members professional at all times.

Relationships with Akonga

  • I use the time before and after school as well as break times to connect with students. We discuss all parts of their lives – homelife, hobbies, interests, struggles, setting goals etc… This time is especially valuable for students to approach me to discuss any successes or concerns they are having at school or home.
  • Developed relationships with all students by teaching the Kia Kaha unit in Term 1, 2016.
  • Activities to promote a safe learning environment done in class – drama activities, sharing times, trust building PE games.