Rangiora and other North Canterbury teacher’s recently came together to form a community of learning.

According to Stuff:

Fernside School principal David Taylor, the lead principal in the Puketeraki Kahui Ako, said the day was a huge success and it was the first time on record that staff from the primary and secondary sectors have come together in Rangiora to learn from, and with, each other.

He said the main focus for the day was to get the big messages about the Community of Learning to all teachers.

“Communicating, collaborating and connecting; our mission statement is ‘our learners, our community, our future’,” he said.

Taylor said  in essence it’s about groups of educators working together to provide the best education conditions and pathways for all students in the Rangiora district.


The community is part of the government’s Investing in Educational Success initiative, and a number of communities. The goal is to ensure students get the best quality of teaching through collaboration. It’s considered as one of the biggest changes in the school system for 30 years. To learn more about the Puketeraki Rangiora community of learning, and the Investing in Educational Success Initiative, click here.