31 July 2014
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.
01 December 2013
View NCEA historical data for progress over time
30 November 2013
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?'
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:
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
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