Ako is a Māori word meaning "to learn" or "inquire". The primary function of the Ako groups is for administration purposes and students meet in the Ako groups for roll call and notices. The Ako teacher is the first point of contact for parents if they have questions about their child’s learning or what is happening at Endeavour School.
Our Ako groups are all named after New Zealand’s native birds. The students will remain in the same Ako for their time at Endeavour School but their Ako group teacher will change as they move through the school.
You will need to know your child's Ako group to register on Wrap it Up, our online payment system. If you are unsure, please check with one of the teachers in your child's Learning Community or phone the office.
The Endeavour School Bridges are our version of ‘Houses’. They are set up to build school spirit and provide friendly competition at our school sports and cultural events. The winning Bridge will hold the 'Bill Noble Shield’ for the year. The Bridge group competition adds colour and excitement to all Endeavour School events.
Your child will be allocated a House group once they are enrolled and family members will be put into the same group.