Pou whirinaki

Our role as Pou Whirinaki is to support schools to identify and use information to address patterns of moderate and irregular attendance for ākonga in
years 1 –12.

In this role, we will use information from a range of sources to understand the drivers of absence across the kura community.


The data support function of our role includes:

  • Working with  whānau communities to understand their experiences, recognise the importance of the identity, language, and culture.
  • Supporting  kura community to analyse and understand irregular and moderate absence data and information.
  • Utilising data and information to identify where attitudes, behaviours, systems, and processes affect engagement and attendance.

Pou whirinaki team


Makera Hansen-James

Pou Whirinaki Kaiarahi


Lafaele Langi

Pou Whirinaki Kaimahi


Maxine Strickland

Pou Whirinaki Kaimahi