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Ako Time

"The concept of ako describes a teaching and learning relationship, where the educator is also learning from the student and where educators' practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective. Ako is grounded in the principle of reciprocity and also recognises that the learner and whānau cannot be separated." Ka Hikitia, 2008, p.20

Ako Time at Onslow College

This is on Monday and Wednesday from 11:50 - 12:20. It will be used by students and teachers to:

  • Explore and understand how students learn best
  • Have learning/mentoring conversations
  • Understand how to track their progress
  • Gain a greater understanding of future pathways
  • Become more connected to the school and the wider community.

The aim of Ako time is to develop well informed students with the the tools and support to direct their own learning and future pathways. It also helps students develop connections with one another, staff, the school and the community. Students also spend time developing their understanding of environmental and social issues and how they can contribute solutions to these areas.