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Kalandra is a new organisation however the owners have extensive and very successful history in the development and management of a Category One private training organisation called Corporate Academy Group which was first registered in 1999. This company specialised in the delivery of First Aid training to secondary schools, the Wananga and to the Auckland Police. In 2004 CAG received its first Government funding to provide a level 4 health care programme to Pasifika. Over the next twelve years programmes on offer were extended into many different industries which evidenced the flexibility and diversity of this organisation.
After 17 years CAG was sold and the three Directors; Christine, Kelly and Alex are now using their knowledge, skills and expertise to develop Kalandra; the hub of health studies. The focus on health and in particular on aged care is in response to the findings of Doctoral Studies undertaken by Christine. In a world dominated by an ageing society there is a deficit of programmes and there is huge opportunity.
Christine, Kelly and Alex are family and as such Kalandra is imbued with a family ethos. Students are truly cared for and the programmes on offer also demonstrate that care, respect and integrity are pivotal to everything that Kalandra stands for .
Kalandra comes from the combination of both names Kelly and Alexandra and means beautiful.
To create and facilitate excellence in health care education, particularly that pertaining to aged care (globally)
Integrity, respect, inspiration, excellence, collaboration
To provide excellence in health studies (globally)
It is reflective of legislation, providing parameters for decision making whilst applying the philosophical, ethical and cultural dynamics of our organisation. Our policy is evidenced in our QMS, staff handbook and student handbook.
This is annually reviewed during which time feedback from all stakeholders is examined. From policy comes the procedures and guidelines that all members of Kalandra Education Group represent.