Manaiakalani Kāhui Ako

We are a Kāhui Ako of 12 schools who share the vision to lead future focused learning in connected communities.

Our young people are actively involved, lifelong and literate learners who are confident and connected; ready for employment in tomorrow’s market and contributing positively to their community. Learners who are at home in the digital world...

Manaiakalani formally became a Ministry of Education Kāhui Ako in December 2016. Glen Taylor joined in 2017.

We have had very successful years subsequently, aligning our practice to the Kāhui Ako format. Appointments have been made to the many roles funded under the CoL for 2021.

Teaching as Inquiry

Each year our Kāhui Ako Teachers model an exemplary Teaching as Inquiry cycle and share their progress publicly on their blog, at regular intervals. In November we come together for our annual Bursts and Bubbles where their Inquiry is shared as Impact Bursts in a panel setting.

Blog Links Teachers' Inquiry 2021

This slide deck which accompanies the streamed presentation includes links to teachers' professional blogs where you are able to explore their Teaching as Inquiry in more detail and connect directly if you have questions or feedback.

2021 Bursts and Bubbles - Manaiakalani CoL inquiry Panel

Our Schools

Originally, seven schools formed the Manaiakalani Cluster in November 2006. They are Tāmaki College, Tāmaki Intermediate (since closed down) , and Glenbrae, Panmure Bridge, Pt England, St Pius X, Tāmaki Primary Schools.

In 2012 Glen Innes and St Patrick's joined the Manaiakalani cluster, soon followed by Stonefields, Sommerville Special School, Ruapotaka and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Puau Te Moananui A Kiwa in 2013. Glen Taylor joined us in 2017.


Glen Innes

Glen Taylor

Panmure Bridge

Pt England


St Patricks

St Pius X

Sommerville Special School

Stonefields School

Tāmaki College

Tāmaki Primary

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Puau Te Moananui a Kiwa