About Us

Valuing Ako

Meeting the needs of learners

I am proud to be leading a team of skilled teaching practitioners who take a strength-based approach to improving outcomes for tamariki. We have a team of 33 RTLB who are able to work across our 70 schools in a variety of ways; Across schools with Ka Hui Ako, within schools at a systems level, with classroom teachers to build teacher capability or with teachers and whanau with individual students.

As the student population becomes more diverse we strive to use a Universal Design for Learning approach whereby best practices to optimize learning for all students is considered and supported.  We strive to make a sustainable difference for our schools here on the North Shore of Auckland.

Robin Bonnar

Cluster Manager

RTLB Cluster 4 are employed by the Board of Trustees of Beach Haven School. The Board of Trustees takes this role very seriously. In order to keep the Board informed about RTLB matters the Cluster Manager submits monthly reports and attends selected Board meetings throughout the year. 

As the lead school principal I have fortnightly meetings with the cluster manager and the school's executive officer. The agenda is wide ranging and covers all aspects of RTLB matters.

RTLB provide a critically important service to our community. Independent surveys show the RTLB service is highly valued by our cluster schools which is a reflection of the dedicated work of our RTLBs. As with any successful organisation, we are always open to improvement. Hence, if you have any feedback, positive or otherwise, we want to hear from you.

Stephanie Thompson

Principal of Beach Haven School - Lead School 

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