Praise for local schools

MP, Andrew Bayly, with Haydon Brill, Principal of Puni School

MP, Andrew Bayly, with Haydon Brill, Principal of Puni School

Bombay, Buckland, Mauku, Paerata, Parkside, Patumahoe, Pukekohe East, Pukekohe High, Pukekohe Intermediate, Pukekohe North, Puni and Waiau Pa Schools are part of a group of twelve schools who will be working with 4443 students as part of the Pukekohe Community of Learning. This is the second Community of Learning that has been established in the Electorate, with the other one in Waiuku.
Haydon Brill, Principal of Puni School, is managing the formation of Community for Learning in the Pukekohe area and it is planned to be in operation at the end of the first term in 2016. “This means local kids in Hunua will benefit from shared teaching practices and expertise, with teachers working alongside each other on goals to help improve educational outcomes in the classroom,” Andrew Bayly said.
“I’m proud our schools realise that together they can achieve even more for our kids. Across the country, 793 schools have now committed to working together to raise student achievement – this will impact on nearly 135,000 Kiwi kids.”
“This is about a third of New Zealand students who will now benefit from their schools sharing expertise and resources.”
These school communities are funded through the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative.
“The communities will work together on challenges they identify for their children. National is focusing on improving performance in the schooling system to ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed,” Andrew Bayly said.

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