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Oral language is essential for life success. People think talking is automatic. But it’s not. The Learning Auckland Leadership Table has picked oral language and school readiness as their first major priority.


Welcome to Learning Auckland

This section of the website is dedicated to the unique and long-term movement that is Learning Auckland, and its main driver; the Learning Auckland Accord, Whakakotahitanga Te Ara.

“You can find out all about Learning Auckland, sign the Accord and get involved in the actions, by going to the main Learning Auckland website.”

In simple terms, Learning Auckland aims to bring about a long-term, positive shift in educational achievement in our city. Learning should help all Aucklanders to reach their social, cultural and economic potential.

On this section of the website you will find helpful resources, information, updates, and links for other projects, all aimed at creating positive changes for educational achievement in Auckland.


Mayor Len Brown Signs Learning Auckland Accord

Mayor Len Brown signing the Learning Auckland Accord

The Learning Auckland movement is celebrating a milestone in spreading awareness and gaining support across the city.

On Friday 31st August 2012, Auckland City Mayor Len Brown signed the Learning Auckland Accord, signalling his continued support for education and skills in Tamaki Makaurau.

During a visit to Alfriston College, Len Brown took the time to sign the Accord in his formal role as Mayor, indicating that the Learning Auckland movement is gaining momentum and support.

Many thanks to Susan Impey, Principal of Alfriston College and a member of Learning Auckland’s kaitiaki leaders group, who was responsible for inviting the Mayor to sign the Accord and show his support for the initiative.


Mayor Len Brown visits Alfriston College


If you haven’t yet signed the Learning Auckland Accord, just click through HERE and get involved.

If you have already signed, thank you! If you want to do more to support Learning Auckland, you can send the Accord on to others who might be interested in supporting education in Auckland and creating better opportunities for everyone – it’s easy to do and can make a huge difference!


Sign Up!

We encourage you to read the Accord, sign it, and commit to taking an action that will support education in our city. Your action might be something small, big, one-off, on-going, or even something that has never been tried before. Whatever it is that you think could make a real difference for learners in Auckland; we want to hear about it!

After you’ve signed up to the Accord, we encourage you to send it on to anyone else you think might have an idea (or lots of ideas) that could make a difference to education and achievement in our city.

For more information and some interesting facts about Learning Auckland and the Accord, feel free to read on here.

Thanks for visiting the Learning Auckland site. We hope you find it useful and encourage you to share these resources and ideas with other people you think might be interested in supporting education for everyone, and making Auckland the world’s most liveable city!

Kia kaha,

The Learning Auckland Team 








Accord and Kaitiaki Leaders

What makes the Learning Auckland movement so special?

At the heart of Learning Auckland is a simple document called the Learning Auckland Accord, Whakakotahitanga Te Ara, which will link different community-based education initiatives, measure progress, and track what’s working well.

By tracking any successes and challenges, everyone can learn what’s working and what’s not, which means we can apply the most effective ideas and initiatives to other areas.

The Accord will link people and action together, and drive everyone towards the shared goal of enhancing educational achievement in Auckland. Collective action and commitment will see real changes occurring in our education landscape, and it’s something everyone can be involved with.

A group of kaitiaki leaders were responsible for designing and writing the Accord, and you can read more about this special group of people here. Together, the kaitiaki leaders group comprise a cross section of people with a stake in how learning can make a bigger difference to Auckland.

There are no limits on who can sign the Accord; it’s designed to be used by everyone with an interest in education and making sure that everyone is supported in learning and success, not just 80% of people.


Learning Auckland grew out of the Auckland Education Summit held in 2011.

180 leaders from Auckland’s education, social, political and commercial sectors got together and agreed to work collaboratively to make sure that all Aucklanders can achieve their potential though education, not just the 80% who are currently enjoying success in this area.

Auckland Council has recognised that learning is a key way for us to grow and make Auckland the world’s most liveable city. Part of that means putting children and young people first, and making learning and educational success a central part of life is at the heart of this commitment to our youngsters.

You can read the report from the Summit here