31 July 2014

Case Study on engagement in AIMHI Schools

This Case Study presents an overview of what is being done to raise achievement of Pasifika and Maori students in AIMHI schools in South and East Auckland.

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01 December 2013

NCEA Madden Report 2005-2012

View NCEA historical data for progress over time

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30 November 2013

AIMHI Presentation to the Institute of Judicial Studies

Ngaire Ashmore, chairperson of the AIMHI Forum 2012-13, made a well received presentation to the Institute of Judicial Studies on the subject of 'What are the AIMHI Consortium of schools doing?' 

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Welcome to AIMHI

Whaia te pae tawhiti kia whakatata

Strive to bring closer those distant horizons

AIMHI (Achievement in Multi-cultural High Schools) is a group of nine urban secondary schools where a large proportion of the school student population come from Maori and Pacific Island backgrounds.


The AIMHI group of schools was established in late 1995. Between 1996 and 2000, significant research on the schools was carried out which emphasised ways in which the schools learning programmes could be improved.


Out of the research, an AIMHI action plan of educational initiatives began in 1998. This plan was designed to raise the levels of educational achievement of students through:

  •  Ensuring strength in governance and management;
  •  Achieving sustained self-management (the AIMHI Forum, set up in 1998, gave the schools as a      collective group, the opportunity to negotiate their own schooling improvement initiatives;
  •  Increasing the rolls of most of the member schools and ensuring regular attendance of students;
  •  Improving the relationship between the schools and their communities;
  •  Providing quality teaching in all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum;
  •  Providing access to alternative education programmes for students not coping in mainstream    education;
  •  Developing accessible outdoor education programmes and facilities for students.

Since 1998, AIMHI schools, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, have successfully completed a series of quality educational programmes based on the action plan. Some of the more significant of these programmes are featured on this web site.

Case Study of AIMHI from 1995-2014

AIMHI Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Vision: Innovative schools working in partnership to ensure student success The purpose of this plan is to provide professional support for the nine AIMHi schools in Auckland.

Goal 1: to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their academic potential through well developed teaching and learning programmes
Objective 1: to use data to support programmes; to continue to implement ways of improving NCEA results
Objective 2: to provide literacy and numeray support through professional development
Objective 3: to provide high quality education through the pedagogical leader for Alternative Education

Goal 2: to work collaboratively across the consortium to share best pedagogical practice
Objective 1: to maintain and set up professional learning communities amongst the schools to encourage innovative and embedded teaching and learning programmes eg, through Senior Leadership Team gatherings, biology, teacher aide and te reo Maori clusters.

Goal 3: to provide an executive forum for principals to liaise with other organisations that contribute to the well being of the AIMHi schools community.
Objective 1: to provide a voice in the development of education policies

Goal 4: to continue engagement with Kokako Lodge so that students benefit fully from a unique environmental experience