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TTT May news 2016


Kia ora, talofa lava, kia orana, mālō e lelei and welcome to Te Toi Tupu pānui for May 2016 from the Consortium Manager's Desk. Here are some useful links for this month.


Pasifika flower


Talanoa tips with Pasifika learners - Togi Lemanu's CORE Education blog. Have a read, feel free to leave a comment and/or share this with your schools.  


Inclusive practices

Want to know more about how schools effectively implement PB4L School-Wide? 
Image result for PB4L“It’s who we are” Stories of practice and change from PB4L School-Wide Schools report summarises the findings from case studies of seven schools selected for their effective practice in relation to Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide. In this report, commonalities and differences in practice are summarised. The report includes discussion of themes relating to leadership, cultural coherence, community connections, inclusion, and student input. Key themes are illustrated by short narratives from the schools The report is designed for a school and practitioner audience. Want to know more about PB4L School wide, then visit

Tessa Gray


Using the VLN to connect with schools

VLN discussions

As we already know, the Virtual Learning Network is a social hub that allows schools/kura to set up groups for the specific purposes of connecting with each other. Having a designated space in the VLN offers blended opportunities for participants to:
●    ask and answer questions
●    discuss and share ideas, experiences and resources 
●    co-construct, collaborate and create new knowledge
●    delve deeper to reflect on practice through spirals of inquiry 

This can be done online, over time in a culture of trust and understanding. For more information, see Creating group spaces in the VLN

Until next time,

Hei konā mai.