Summit 2013

The Summit was convened by the Mana Education Centre Trust, advised by the Shine Porirua Education Initiative Steering Group. The values statement of the Steering Group was:

  • We believe all young people in Porirua can meet their potential.
  • We believe in and value our schools.
  • We believe our community has the will and the skill to make a difference.
  • We believe that acting as a collective will be more effective than the sum of the individual efforts.

Three speakers were invited to introduce important themes and then participants met in groups of about a dozen to respond. There were two rounds of group responses. The first related to the opening talks, the second to the aspirations and priorities for children and young people living in Porirua.

The speakers addressed the following topics:

  • Local civic commitment to children and young people - the Mayor, Nick Leggett [2]




  • Potential for building on and repairing the Tomorrows' Schools model - Cathy Wylie from NZCER [3]




  • Practical experience developing positive learning environments - Pat Sneddon, Chair of Manaiakalani



The responses of participants were:

  • Cathy Wylie's contribution [5]
  • Pat Sneddon's contribution [6]
  • Nine priorities for children and young people living in Porirua [7]

A draft of the local Education Landscape was tabled at the Summit [8]. It was not discussed at the Summit but was taken further by the Mayor. He had a follow-up conversation with Cathy Wylie [9] and initiated the Porirua City Council Status Report on Children and Young People. The Status Report was intended to inform a network based on the principles of Collective Impact. The Collective Impact model was not adopted by local sector leaders.

The Collective Impact Model and the Education Landscape
Research Papers
Porirua Education Summit - June 2013
The Five conditions of Collective Success
Funders for Shine


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