Expert Partner

Dr Alison Davis is an Expert Partner working with Five Kāhui Ako|Communities of Learning

Read below for more information on Kāhui Ako

To contact Alison for information on working with your Kāhui Ako – email


Pukekohe Kāhui Ako

The Pukekohe Kāhui Ako is in its’ third year of development. This COL has 16 schools including two secondary schools and one intermediate. A number of primary schools are year 1-8. There are four strands to their achievement challenge that cover areas related to

1-learning pathways and teacher practice (likely to include Numeracy, Literacy, data, digital profiles)

2-Hauora in our schools (students / staff partnerships)

3-Whanau and School partnerships

4- Systems


Napier City Kāhui Ako

The Napier City COL is located central Napier


Whakatipu Akoranga

This Kāhui Ako is in Mangere Auckland. The COL is made up of five year 1-8 schools and a campus of students year 1-13.


Te Oro Karaka

This is a large Kāhui Ako in Palmerston North where there are 2 COL who are working as one. The COL includes four secondary schools, intermediate and primary – both rural and cithy. There are 22 schools in total in this Kāhui Ako representing both rural and city schools



Lower North Island Christian Schools COL


Our Facebook Page

Skillful and Strategic Professional Learning

“Our Vision facilitator (Justine) built positive relationships with everyone she worked alongside and skillfully aligned her sessions with what we needed to develop in our practice based on our strategic aims.  Her professional development with staff has grown teacher knowledge, improved practice and accelerated progress for our learners.”

Tracey Bennett
Hautapu School

Knowledgeable and Authentic Professional Development

Benneydale School has been working with Leitia for 2 years in a wide range of capacities. Leitia has run a number of Teacher Only Days focusing on effective literacy practice in the classroom and she has modelled and supported best practice related to differentiated learning programs that support accelerated learning. Leitia has worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. She has supported planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programs through using a coaching model. Evidence of teacher growth due to these coaching sessions can be seen in class practice. We have found Leitia to be very knowledgeable, quick to understand our needs and work with us to create our own PLD journey. I would recommend Leitia as a facilitator for any school wanting to provide authentic opportunities for staff to challenge their thinking and work towards enhancing their practice for the benefit of all learners.

Vanessa Te Huia
Benneydale School