Working with Kaimanaaki and Kaiako
Every fulltime ākonga is assigned a kaimanaaki and, if working at NCEA levels, they will also be assigned subject kaiako (teachers). Kaimanaaki are the 'go to' support person. Kaimanaaki help ākonga to get started including introducing them to Te Kura programmes in My Te Kura, My Korowai and Huinga Ako (all explained further in this Supervisor section).
Ākonga communicate with their kaimanaaki and kaiako via email, text, phone call, online and face to face at huinga ako. We encourage supervisors to communicate with kaimanaaki and kaiako to help build the essential relationships that underpin learning.
When to make contact
Contact with kaimanaaki and kaiako is encouraged regularly and particularly if ākonga:
- require clarification, feedback or discussion on some of the learning
- would like to celebrate achievements
- would like to add a subject or change a subject
- are having difficulties with online access
- are finding the mahi too easy or too difficult
- don’t have enough mahi to do
- are experiencing any circumstances affecting them participating in schoolwork
- contact details have changed (home address, phone number or email address).
Advising change of address or phone number
Having correct contact information is essential when working with kaimanaaki and kaiako. To advise a change of address or phone number, contact your kaimanaaki with Te Kura ID number and new details. Alternatively, phone or email Student and Whānau Support 0800 65 99 88 or email@example.com