About Us

Ako is the journal for members of NZEI Te Riu Roa. There are almost 47,000 NZEI Te Riu Roa members throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. They are professional educators – teachers, principals, centre managers, teacher aides, administrators and many more – who work in primary schools, intermediates, kura and early childhood centres.

Each issue of Ako is based around a theme and includes a mix of shorter opinion pieces and in-depth articles exploring best practice in education, reflecting current research and providing a valuable “to-keep” resource for educators around the country.

Ako features fresh, professional design with stunning, specially commissioned photographs. The print journal is produced twice a year, in summer and winter. The Ako website delivers additional dynamic content, like videos and educator profiles, to augment the print journal.

In te ao Māori, the concept of ako means both to teach and to learn. It recognises and celebrates the way knowledge and understanding grow out of shared learning experiences, for teachers and learners.

To learn more about NZEI Te Riu Roa or to join, visit nzei.org.nz

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this journal are not necessarily those of NZEI Te Riu Roa or its members. All rights reserved.

ISSN 2624-1552 (Print)
ISSN 2624-1560 (Online)

Managing Editor
Stephanie Mills

Sarah Silver

Authorised by Stephanie Mills, National Secretary, NZEI Te Riu Roa, Level 6, Red Shield House, 79 Boulcott St, Wellington