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Jo Goodhew MP for Rangitata DIARY

Fri 14 - Tue 18 April
Wed 19 - Thur 20 April
Open (SC Alzheimers) Park Centre, Electorate work & meetings (Tim/Ash)

Mon 24 April
Electorate work & meetings (Tim)
Tue 25 April - Anzac Day
Speak at Anzac: Dawn Service (Ash)
Speak at Civic Service (Tim)
Wed 26 - Thur 27 April
Regional Development & Enterprise Caucus Committee (Napier)
Fri 28 April
Attend Lincoln University Graduation Ceremony (Chch)
Sat 29 - Sun 30 April
Attend Mainland National Party Conference (Chch)
Mon 1 May
Electorate work & meetings (Ash)
Tue 2 - Thur 4 May
Caucus, Select Committee & House Duties (Wgtn) 

“Communities of Learning” Gaining Momentum
As I visit schools across the electorate I have been getting feedback about Communities of learning.
Across the country, we are working hard to ensure all our kids have the opportunity to get a great education that will allow them to fulfil their potential.
Throughout New Zealand, 1630 schools, 184 early learning services and four tertiary providers have formed 197 Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako.
We now have more than 551,000 young people benefiting from the collaborative model and 1100 teachers and principals have been appointed to new positions in Communities of Learning.
What this means is that more than half a million students are benefiting from shared teaching expertise and resources – with teachers working alongside each other to raise student achievement.
In the Rangitata Electorate six Communities of Learning cover schools and early learning centres including Opuke (Mt Hutt), Hakatere (Ashburton), Geraldine, North Timaru, South Timaru and South Canterbury Catholic. Recently two more early learning services have joined a Community of Learning in their area.
I’m delighted that more of our students are benefiting from teachers working together to share best practice and raise achievement across the whole community.
It’s also good news that more young children will be better supported as they progress from early learning into primary and then secondary education within one community.
Nationally, the number of early learning services joining Communities of Learning has almost doubled to 184 in just four months.
The Communities of Learning allow better transitions for students from early childhood to school to tertiary, and are funded through the National-led Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative. 
With early learning services involved it means that the education pathway for those young children from 0-18 will be within that one community. Their transitions between early learning, primary and secondary schooling will be better supported as teachers work together to share information about their students as they move through their education pathway.
Internationally, countries are watching what we are doing here with great interest as we change our traditional operating model to a system built on collaboration for the benefit of children, teachers and their communities.



Jo Goodhew MP for Rangitata
139 Stafford St, Timaru 7910 - 03-683-1386
75 Harrison Street, Ashburton - 03-308 7510
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