Shine is a collective impact process with the vision that:

Children and young people in Porirua will shine

This priority is now firmly stated in the draft Long Term Plan (LTP) for the city which proposes we have:

Children and young people at the centre of our city decisions

Nick and childrenLocal citizens and organisations have been asked if they agree with this statement and if so what the Council could do to support the priority. Find the consultation document here.25.3.2015_-_PCC_Consultation_Document

 Participants in the Shine process strongly support this priority. Shine is a group of education stakeholders working together under the Collective Impact model to help Porirua youth to shine (not an organisation as is implied in the consultation document). Shine is focused on educational opportunities and outcomes but of course shares an interest in the other community outcomes listed under the same priority.

The first steps in a collective impact process are to establish a shared agenda and select shared measures or other indicators.

It was essential that the City Council participate in forming the shared agenda. It is the only local organisation with a mandate ‘to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of, communities’.

The Council is also proposing to advance the use of shared measures and indicators and informed commentary by collating ‘an annual status report on child and youth well-being, using the latest data from different sources. This will enable the Council to respond to specific issues with its partners and provide a report on progress.’

These steps are in line with, and go well beyond, what was possible in the Shine process.

The next element in the collective impact framework is ‘mutually reinforcing activities’.

Two important projects emerged from the Shine summit in June 2013 related to literacy for new entrants and digital enablement from Year 4. Massey University have just released the first results from the Shine Literacy Project. There have also been discussions in primary school clusters and among Digital literacysecondary Board of Trustees, and a comprehensive proposal to improve local vocational pathways during the construction of the Transmission Gully Highway. These and many other activities now need to be located within a coherent system that supports the community outcomes in the draft LTP. The planning process provides an opportunity to review existing relationships and strategies.

The emphasis in Shine discussions has been on children and young peoples’ preparedness at and participation between key transitions. Each of the four links goes to a discussion of the shared measures and mutually reinforcing activities relevant to the topic.
Beginning Primary School
Entering Year Four
Starting Secondary School
Leaving College


Shine's philosophy in line with Council's Long Term Plan

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