Te Kāhui Ako o Tarikākā

Our kura is part of Te Kāhui Ako o Tarikākā.  The 10 schools across our cluster form a cohesive geographical community stretching up the northern corridor of suburbs from Crofton Downs School through Ngaio, Khandallah, Johnsonville and Churton Park to Amesbury School.

Tēnei te mihi atu ki te mana whenua o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Te Ātiawa me Taranaki Whānui, me Ngati Toa Rangatira - We acknowledge the mana whenua of this area.  Our Kāhui is committed to the vision of a bicultural Aotearoa through education.


The schools involved in this journey are:

  • Crofton Downs Primary School
  • Ngaio School
  • Cashmere Avenue School
  • Khandallah School
  • Rāroa Normal Intermediate School
  • Onslow College
  • Johnsonville School
  • St Brigids School
  • Churton Park School
  • Amesbury School

As a rōpū, we have continually asked ourselves the question: what is it that we can do better together than we can do on our own?  The purpose of becoming a Kāhui Ako is so that we can be better together for our students, our communities, our teachers, for the wider education community and the wider community, in general.  Through our 4 achievement challenges

  • Cultural identity and belonging
  • Hauora and wellbeing
  • Student Agency
  • Equitable outcomes for all

We believe that working together opens up worlds of opportunities; in particular, it will enable expertise to be shared, learnings to be explored and for courage to be lent as we go on this potentially challenging journey together.

Our core purpose: Equipping students for the future; equitable outcomes for all.

Our vision is that through teachers who are well equipped,  innovative, creative and activated, we will offer equitable, inclusive learning programmes to students that meet their needs, interests and desires and that equip them for their future.  Our learners will feel a strong sense of connection, community and belonging within a bi-cultural Aotearoa.  They will feel individually and culturally valued and understood by those around them.  Through a focus on improving and sustaining students' wellbeing, students will develop the resilience they require to challenge themselves, take risks in their learning and to continually grow and develop.  Students will stand more confidently in the world and will feel empowered to take action to make the world a better place for themselves, the world itself and others.