Park Estate School is a part of the Kootuitui Cluster. Kootuitui means connecting or weaving together and was chosen in in consultation with manawhenua for the Papakura schools participating in the programme (Park Estate, Papakura Central, Edmund Hillary, Kereru Park and Papakura High)
The logo depicts the three strands of Health, Whānau and Learning which weave together to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our tamariki and their whānau.
All students at Kootuitui schools have access to a nurse on site every day and a whānau worker to support our tamariki and their whānau. Nurses are able to test for strep throat and provide medication if required as well as support students and whānau with other health related queries.
Our Kootuitui Whānau is made up of whānau from each school. They support whānau to insulate and heat their homes and provide education about budgeting and using chrome books. For more information contact ....
Teaching and learning is clearly the umbrella mechanism to activate and sustain the pedagogy, which is essential for learning, whānau engagement and device readiness. There is an expectation that participants will constantly reflect on how well they are doing in relation to the Learn Create Share pedagogy. This pedagogy drives toward visible and ubiquitous learning, strong learner agency and connectedness to grow knowledge.