Epuni School Case Study

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZER) has recently completed four case studies on schools collaborating with communities. One of the case studies was the collaboration between Epuni Primary School in Lower Hutt and the Common Unity Project Aotearoa (CUPA) – a successful community organisation which provides adult and community education and grows social enterprises.

The researchers noted that “One of the interesting challenges for Epuni Primary School and CUPA has been to accommodate different ideas and expectations around what the school can do for the community and vice versa, who decides what ‘the community’ wants or needs and how the school and community work together to achieve shared aims.”

The findings demonstrated how the collaboration benefited the students, whānau and the wider community. The project has helped to bring the community together.

Read the report now.