Professional Learning and Development

Bream Bay Kāhui Ako


These pages are designed to be a hub for Professional Learning and Development for staff across the Bream Bay Kāhui Ako.

Professional Learning & Development Foci

We aim to continue to develop effective pedagogical strategies including learning design which connects to localised curriculum and allows seamless, continuous learning between home and school. 

We will be working on several projects in this category - NPDL, Hybrid Learning, STEAM and Localised Curriculum

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global partnership that works to transform the role of teachers to that of educators who design experiences that build global competencies using real-life problem solving; and supports learning communities to shift practice and how to measure learning in authentic ways.

Bream Bay College has been a member since 2016 and Waipu and One Tree Point Schools joined in 2021

Within our Kāhui Ako we want tamariki to have coherent pathways and seamless transitions. 

We are aiming to continue to develop cross curricular Kāhui Ako-wide learning opportunities across our community, supporting coherent pathways and transitions.

We will continue to develop and share strategies to support positive well being as an integral part of everything we do - developing a shared framework and language of wellbeing across our Kāhui Ako.  

Cultural capability is about understanding, valuing and amplifying different world views, perspectives, experiences, and measures of success.

The New Zealand Curriculum is underpinned by our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and this requires action based on understanding that the education system has underperformed for Māori learners and their whānau over an extended period. Cultural responsive practices are critical for all kaiako.

We are very lucky to have two bilingual units within our Kāhui Ako, providing education from New Entrant to Year 10.