Opuke Community of Learning

A Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako is a group of education and training providers that form around children and young people’s learning pathways, and work together to help them achieve their full potential. Schools, kura, early learning services me ngā kōhanga reo and post-secondary providers can be included. Communities of Learning are a part of Government’s Investing in Educational Success (IES) initiative.

Opuke Community of Learning

Our Community of Learning consists of nine schools based around the foothills of Opuke (Mt Hutt) and along the plains bordered by the Rakaia River.

Secondary school

  • Mt Hutt College

Contributing primary schools

  • Methven
  • Lauriston
  • Chertsey

Full primary schools

  • Mayfield
  • Mt Somers-Springburn
  • Our Lady of the Snows
  • Rakaia
  • Dorie

While there are currently no Early Childhood Education Services (ECE) involved we are working on establishing relationships with ECE to grow the learning pathways across our Community of Learning.

Initial Achievement Challenges

Each Community of Learning sets shared goals, or achievement challenges, based on the particular needs of its learners. Once these have been endorsed by the Minister of Education, the Community of Learning works with learners, their parents, whānau, iwi and communities to achieve those challenges.

With the ultimate aim to improve outcomes for all learners, the Opuke Community has analysed our assessment data and identified three initial areas of Challenge:

  1. We will accelerate achievement in mathematics for all students in Years 1-10.
  2. We will accelerate achievement in writing for all boys in Years 1-10.
  3. We will raise achievement and endorsement levels in NCEA Level 2.


The Opuke Community has been allocated the following resources:

  • 1 Lead Principal
  • 1 Learning Teacher across the Community
  • 9 Learning Teachers within schools
  • 3300 hours of inquiry time (0.66 FTTE)

More Information

For more information on our Community of Learning visit www.opuke.school.nz.