Achievement challenges

Achievement challenges are shared goals that are identified and developed by a Community of Learning | Kāhui Ako based on the needs of its learners.

The challenges are created by the Community of Learning and endorsed by the Minister of Education as part of the formation of the Community of Learning. An achievement challenge plan is a working document that guides the progress and direction of a Community of Learning.

Endorsed achievement challenges 

Examples of achievement challenges are available for download below. The most recently endorsed achievement challenges are at the top of the list. 

NameEndorsed
Howick [PDF, 1.7 MB] 30/9/2017
Christian Education Network [PDF, 1.5 MB] 25/9/2017
Ōtākaro [PDF, 1001 KB] 25/9/2017
Tararua [PDF, 1.2 MB] 25/9/2017
Te Maru o Ngongotaha (Rotorua) [PDF, 1 MB] 25/9/2017
Twin Coast [PDF, 740 KB] 25/9/2017
Ahuriri [PDF, 577 KB] 9/9/2017
Mahurangi [PDF, 1007 KB] 9/9/2017
South Canterbury Catholic [PDF, 421 KB] 9/9/2017
Te Mana Raupō [PDF, 1.4 MB] 9/9/2017
Te Waka o Māramatanga [PDF, 2.1 MB] 9/9/2017
Whakatipu Akoranga [PDF, 1 MB] 9/9/2017
Oneroa [PDF, 937 KB] 3/9/2017
Tamai [PDF, 978 KB] 14/8/2017
Thames Kauaeranga [PDF, 1.2 MB] 14/8/2017
Kāhui Ako o te Kōhanga Moa (Inglewood) [PDF, 1.8 MB] 8/8/2017
Malvern [PDF, 845 KB] 8/8/2017
Mt Maunganui [PDF, 881 KB] 8/8/2017
South Rangitikei [PDF, 372 KB] 8/8/2017
Glendowie [PDF, 714 KB] 7/8/2017
North Porirua [PDF, 713 KB] 1/8/2017
Whangaparaoa Peninsula [PDF, 1.2 MB] 1/8/2017
Waimea [PDF, 1.4 MB] 17/7/2017
Te Puke [PDF, 927 KB] 17/7/2017
Whiria Te Tangata [PDF, 1.7 MB] 4/7/2017
Tokomairiro [PDF, 456 KB] 7/6/2017
Wakatipu [PDF, 517 KB] 7/6/2017
Te Kāhui Ako o Kaipara [PDF, 646 KB] 24/5/2017
Ōtāhuhu [PDF, 597 KB] 21/5/2017
Invercargill [PDF, 310 KB] 21/5/2017
Waiheke [PDF, 4.3 MB] 11/4/2017
Whānau ki te Ako: Albany / Greenhithe [PDF, 1.2 MB] 21/3/2017
Kaipātiki [PDF, 868 KB] 7/3/2017
Rangitaiki / Kawerau [PDF, 1.2 MB] 6/3/2017
Matamata [PDF, 1.6 MB] 14/2/2017
Orewa [PDF, 1 MB] 14/2/2017
Waimariri-iri [PDF, 617 KB] 1/2/2017
South Auckland Catholic Schools [PDF, 751 KB] 25/1/2017
Kōtuitui [PDF, 1.8 MB] 8/12/2016
Te Roopu Pourewa [PDF, 1.2 MB] 8/12/2016
Northcote [PDF, 932 KB] 8/12/2016
Christchurch Catholic [PDF, 634 KB] 8/12/2016
Far North [PDF, 1.6 MB] 8/12/2016
Te Arahura [PDF, 1.7 MB] 8/12/2016
North Shore Catholic [PDF, 1.3 MB] 8/12/2016

Manaiakalani [PDF, 1.3 MB]

6/12/2016
Ōtūmoetai [PDF, 924 KB] 29/11/2016
West Papatoetoe [PDF, 1 MB] 29/11/2016
Steiner Waldorf [PDF, 1.2 MB] 26/11/2016 
Maungakiekie [PDF, 760 KB] 14/11/2016 
Palmerston North East [PDF, 1.1 MB] 14/11/2016 
Porirua East [PDF, 984 KB] 14/11/2016 
Puketeraki [PDF, 3.9 MB] 14/11/2016 
Hakatere [PDF, 1.1 MB] 2/11/2016
Opuke [PDF, 792 KB] 2/11/2016 
Pukekohe [PDF, 1.6 MB] 26/10/2016
Henderson [PDF, 1.8 MB] 26/10/2016
Waiuku [PDF, 1.8 MB] 12/10/2016
He Waka Eke Noa (NW Hamilton) [PDF, 2.1 MB] 15/09/2016
Ngā Ākonga ki Whakatū [PDF, 1.2 MB] 15/09/2016
Buller [PDF, 947 KB] 15/09/2016
Dannevirke [PDF, 683 KB] 15/09/2016
Auckland Central Catholic [PDF, 6.2 MB] 15/09/2016
Top of the South Island (Area Schools) [PDF, 994 KB] 15/09/2016
Devonport [PDF, 4.1 MB] 13/09/2016
Tauranga Peninsula [PDF, 426 KB] 6/09/2016
Te Puna o Kemureti [PDF, 1.7 MB] 9/8/2016
Rotorua East [PDF, 635 KB] 10/7/2016
Opotiki [PDF, 1.1 MB] 30/6/2016
Kaikoura [PDF, 565 KB] 20/6/2016
Mt Roskill (Puketāpapa) [PDF, 771 KB] 30/5/2016
Matariki (Napier) [PDF, 480 KB] 12/5/2016
Kelston [PDF, 985 KB] 12/5/2016
Waitakere [PDF, 803 KB] 14/4/2016
Napier City [PDF, 1.1 MB] 24/2/2016
Hauraki [PDF, 639 KB] 24/2/2016
Rotorua Central [PDF, 387 KB] 24/2/2016
Southern Area Schools [PDF, 861 KB] 24/2/2016
Taupō [PDF, 3.4 MB] 24/2/2016
Waimate [PDF, 1.9 MB] 24/2/2016
Whakatane [PDF, 530 KB] 24/2/2016
Auckland Central [PDF, 1.2 MB] 18/11/2015
Lower Mataura Valley [PDF, 546 KB] 18/11/2015
Lynfield [PDF, 965 KB] 18/11/2015
Marlborough Sounds [PDF, 466 KB] (Picton) 18/11/2015
Māwhera [PDF, 826 KB] (Greymouth) 18/11/2015
Nelson City (Version 2) [PDF, 196 KB]
Nelson City (Original) [PDF, 5 MB]
18/11/2015
Te Atatu [PDF, 5 MB] 18/11/2015
Westland [PDF, 868 KB] 18/11/2015
Rotorua Catholic Faith Based [PDF, 374 KB] 2/10/2015
Mid Bays [PDF, 343 KB] (Auckland) 5/8/2015
Piritahi (2BCoS) [PDF, 1.1 MB] 28/7/2015

Identifying achievement challenges

Communities of Learning identify achievement challenges that are a priority for their community. Achievement challenges should be common to all or most of the schools within a community, but may be apparent in different ways in different schools, along the learning pathway. Most Communities of Learning identify 3–5 challenges to address. 

The following questions may be helpful starters.

  • What is our vision of success for our students?
  • What are the common challenges across our Community of Learning?
  • What do we know about possible reasons for these challenges and how do we know?
  • What support will be needed and what resources are available to help?

Understanding links and reasons for the challenges will help define your achievement challenges and set out your goals and objectives towards addressing them.

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