Education Horowhenua Forum

Education Horowhenua Forum - Teacher reading her pupils a story.

Education Horowhenua was established to bring together a community of educators from across all sectors with the purpose of improving educational outcomes for children and young people in the district.

It is a collective of agencies including representatives from primary, secondary and tertiary education providers, early childhood education (ECE’s), the Ministry of Education, local employers, iwi and local government.

Education Horowhenua feeds into the Horowhenua Community Wellbeing Executive, an official subcommittee of Council that includes regional wellbeing portfolio managers across Ministries, iwi and NGOs.

Council officers continue to advocate for, facilitate and coordinate the group, a self-driving community led board that has become a jewel in Horowhenua’s Community Wellbeing and Engagement framework.

A large number of projects have been initiated and nurtured by Education Horowhenua, engaging boards, schools, early childhood, employers, teachers, parents, whanau and students in a journey to improve educational outcomes.

Through Education Horowhenua’s civic leadership and engagement the community has taken a unified stand, resulting in some significant community wide educational improvements, as noted in the Horowhenua Education Action Plan 2019 - 2020.(PDF, 357KB)