Whānau

Whānau play a pivotal role in the success and development of student learning.

The Partnership

The partnership between Whānau and school remains at the very centre of what we are trying to achieve. Supporting learners both in and out of school time is central to the development of key academic abilities and brings a very strong chance of accelerated progress. Our aim is for every student to make one and a half years progress for every year they spend at school.

Stories of Success

We are currently in the process of gathering stories of success to share with you. If you have something you would like to share, please contact Kaaren.holland-kara@akohiko.org.

Chromebook Information

The Ako Hiko Education Trust partners with Manaiakalani Education Trust to source what we believe is the best digital tool for students. Devices undergo rigorous testing procedures to assess usability, longevity and sturdiness. Testing sturdiness is a high priority as this reduces the number of insurance claims for failure or breakage. Our current model is the Acer C732. See here for full details via Acer’s website. We supply the Chromebook as a bundle which includes a durable bag, 3 year warranty and insurance.

C731 Bundles purchased in 2017 and 2018 see DPL Insurance T’s and C’s here (NIL excess)

C732 Bundles purchased in 2019 see Crown Insurance Policy Summary here (NIL excess)

In addition to the rights available under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, the following warranties also apply : Acer Chromebook Warranty here,

You can learn more about your rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act by visiting www.consumerprotection.govt.nz

Students are currently using the Acer C732 11’ Chromebook. This is bundled with a 3 year manufacturers warranty, a carry case, charger, management console license, and insurance.

Research & Evaluation

As part of the Manaiakalani Outreach Programme, Ako Hiko schools have committed to academic research into professional practice, achievement and accelerated progress, undertaken by Woolf Fisher. For a full breakdown of the research being conducted as part of the Manaiakalani Outreach programme, click here or on the image to the left. A brief overview and short video clip is available from these links.