Updates on our Education, Health & Whaanau Projects
Our influence and impact within our Papakura community continue to grow. We thank all the different agencies and organisations we interact with in the community, as well as those from outside Papakura, for your support.
Kōtuitui ki Papakura Trust getting ready to help bring south Auckland homes up to healthy standard after COVID-19 delays
It might be the middle of summer but in south Auckland, a private trust is getting ready for the middle of winter.
In the Auckland region, approximately 7% of school leavers graduate with less than their NCEA level 1; however, in South Auckland, the figure is 17.6%. After an extended lockdown in 2021, the NCEA achievement rates for higher decile schools remained static or improved.
Kootuitui ki Papakura supports our communities of schools to relocate into the digital age, becoming “At Home in a Digital World” and “Developing staff to use the affordances of technology to accelerate learning outcomes, becoming ‘Future Focused Learners in Connected Communities”.
Kootuitui ki Papakura has redeveloped and scaled up our warm, dry homes model. We are ready to start insulating houses and educating our community on staying warm and healthy throughout the winter. Increasing winter house temperature by 6°C will reduce energy costs, reduce preventable illness and improve quality of life.
We benefit from the support of funders, partners and community organisations, and the commitment of the schools’ boards, leaders, teachers and staff.