Work in Schools
In 2008 we started a partnership with Aotea College where the church would supply a youth worker for 10 hours a week to support the school as they needed. The relationship has continued ever since in different forms. The Anchor has a desire to be a supportive partner for students, their families and the staff. Over the last 10 years the outworking of the relationship has taken on many forms and The Anchor has mobilised many volunteers to care and support the school.
In 2012 we started to work in Papakowhai Primary School as part of a strategy that helps young people to transition well from intermediate school to high school. At Papakowhai we looked to mirror some of the work we did at Aotea College with lunchtime sports and group mentoring. At the end of the year we gifted ‘It’s Your Move’ booklets (transition survival guides) to all the Year 8 students to help with their move to high school.
Moving forward we want to partner with other schools in the Aotea College zone. We desire to help each school with building school spirit and developing strong relationships. We place a high value on helping the schools mature and equip young people as they transition through their education experience.
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