Southside Rise: 10 Lessons


31 October 2018

"If you build it, they will come. Our young people do not need another shiny knight to come in and save them; open the door, and they will save you." Dr Michelle Johansson, our Programme Director, shares 10 lessons she learnt from launching the Southside Rise movement.

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Kairapu Retreat


22 October 2018

"All of us seek an Aotearoa in which all young people and their communities are free to flourish, and in turn able to make their own contributions to sustainability, justice, knowledge, and creative expression." Hannah Lees, Cohort 2013 Alumna, working as a lecturer at AUT's Colab this semester and serving with Ako Mātātupu's Kairapu Team, reflects on the annual Ako Mātātupu Alumni-led retreat. 

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Heads Held High


11 October 2018

"The sound of a community of youth who have united to reclaim their story." Among a cast of 80 students from 9 different schools around South Auckland, these young people are frustrated with how the media continually portrays them, and are working together to re-story and to tell their truth.

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The Dangers of the Comfort Zone


26 September 2018

Lysea Munoz (C17) won the Education and Social Work Award for ProjectAko, which aims to connect students and teachers to professionals in various industries through project-based learning opportunities. Here she discusses her motivations and learnings. 

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Risks and Opportunities for Equality


21 September 2018

A digital future for education: Risks and opportunities for equality (Pt 2). Our CEO, Jay Allnutt, explores different motivations for integrating digital technologies into education, key risks to beware of, and ways forward to ensure that all young people fulfill their potential and are prepared for the future.

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Risks and Opportunities for Equality


18 September 2018

A digital future for education: Risks and opportunities for equality (Pt 2). Our CEO, Jay Allnutt, explores different motivations for integrating digital technologies into education, key risks to beware of, and ways forward to ensure that all young people fulfill their potential and are prepared for the future.

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A Digital Future for Education


8 September 2018

A digital future for education: Risks and opportunities for equality (Pt 1) Our CEO, Jay Allnutt, explores the digital divide, arguing that we should understand this divide as about more than just access to the internet and digital devices. 

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Circles of Influence


6 September 2018

“When teachers do their job powerfully well, when they use technology and the platforms of their profession to influence social norms, they can both play the game and change the game for their students.” Our Chair of the Board, Bernardine Vester, discusses the influence that teachers can have.

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Let us Rise Together


1 September 2018

"Don't let anyone say that you cannot achieve what you set your mind to... Go forth, blaze the trail and let us rise together." Nadeen Papali'i, alumna from our 2013 Cohort, is currently Year 13 Dean and Director of Health Science Academy at Tangaroa College, and discussed her latest initiative, the Talanoa Cafe, on Radio 531pi this week.

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Pasefika mo le Pasefika


21 June 2018

"In our work we challenge traditional notions of literacy because for Pasifika, literacy is not the pen on the page," Dr Johansson explained. Read the full article about the success of the 'Pasefika mo le Pasefika' model in this culturally responsive school, PASS.

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La Manuia le Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa!

Voices
1 June 2018

Talofa Lava! Happy Aso Faralie! It's Sāmoan Language Week and we're celebrating the third most spoken language in New Zealand - Gagana Sāmoa  - with some of our Programme Participants from our 2018 Cohort. Watch the full video here.

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What would you change about New Zealand’s education system?


31 May 2018

In collaboration with the Arts Students’ Organisation (ASO), Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu held an Essay Writing Competition to gather community responses about potential initiatives to facilitate positive change in Aotearoa. Read the winning essay from Helena Wiseman here! Helena donated her $150 prize-money to the transformative Glenavon School in Blockhouse Bay. 

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Alumni Destinations: “How I became a Policy Analyst.”


30 May 2018

Ruby Hale, alumna from our inaugural 2013 Cohort, is currently working as an Assistant Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Education. Here, she shares a few words about her journey, her motivations, and some advice to live by.

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Aotearoa Youth Declaration Policy Recommendations


30 May 2018

We were privileged to host a fantastic group of young people from the Aotearoa Youth Declaration Education focus group, as part of the UN Youth New Zealand's annual Civics Conference. The students generated some innovative ideas for equitable ways to address educational inequality as a society. Read their policy recommendations here.

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Want to change the world? Try teaching.

News items - Voices
28 May 2018

As we address the shortcomings of our education system, Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Chief Executive Jay Allnutt reminds us not to forget the important role that teachers play in transforming our society. "Teachers can lead the way in transforming our society into a fairer and more equitable one." *This article originally appeared on https://educationcentral.co.nz/.

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Love of Literature


22 May 2018

Rebekah Hines, Programme Participant from our 2017 Cohort, is in her second year of teaching English at Whangarei Girls High School. This week, she discusses a project which encourages a collaborative love of literature through creating a chain of book recommendations, so that reading can be a medium for shared exploration.

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Becoming Culture Builders


18 May 2018

"How can we be culture builders? How can we be people who build up our classroom and our group of fellow learners so that we can be the best that we can be?" On Pink Shirt Day, Alumni Jeremy Downing discusses the work he is doing to encourage pro-social behaviour. 

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Rewa Worley at Auckland Writers Festival


16 May 2018

Teach First NZ Programme Participant Rewa Worley is in his second year of teaching Te Reo Māori at St Pauls College. Outside of his teaching life, he's also a spoken word poet, who's had the opportunity to perform both in Aotearoa and on the international stage. He's been working with tamariki and rangatahi in this capacity this week at Auckland Writers Festival.

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Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute Workshop

Voices
12 May 2018

Our Cohort 2013 Alumna Hannah Lees is currently conducting research on place pedagogy at The University of Auckland. Last weekend, she facilitated a training workshop for some bright sparks from Aotearoa Youth Leadership as they ready themselves to head to the OECD Forum in Paris. Here, AYLI delegate, Chhavi Breja, reflects on her Training Weekend.

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Bullseye!

Voices
3 May 2018

Fin Webber, Programme Participant from our 2017 Cohort, is in his second year of teaching Physics and Science. Outside of the classroom, he's been running an archery club, and here he shares some reflections about how hitting the bullseye (or target!) isn't the only success to be celebrated.

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Alumni Impact

Voices
30 April 2018

The 'weather bomb' that hit Auckland last weekend couldn’t stop the Ako Mātātupu participant and alumni community’s collaboration! 30 alumni of our flagship Programme organised and attended a Strategy and Re-Connection event, spending two days exploring how to best work together to maximise our impact in addressing the complex, systemic causes of educational inequality.

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School’s Out!


13 April 2018

"I think New Zealand is the best place on the planet, but it's a racist place" - Taika Waititi. Rebekah Hines, programme participant from our 2017 Cohort, is in her second year of teaching English at Whangarei Girls High School. On the final day of term one, she shares her learnings from the term, and her thoughts around her growth as a teacher.

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Technology, Equity, and a Networked Approach

News items - Voices - In the media
13 March 2018

Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Chief Executive, Jay Allnutt, tackles the issue of the digital divide and calls for technology to play a transformational role in education through democratisation. *This article originally appeared on www.thersa.org 

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International Women’s Day!


8 March 2018

It’s International Women’s Day! For some, it’s time to celebrate women’s achievements - whether they be sporting, cultural, economic, social or professional. For others, today is a call-to-action: a reminder and an incentive to press for progress. For the feminist club at one of our partner schools, it is both.

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Te Ra O Te Tamariki


5 March 2018

Rebekah Hines, wonderful programme participant from our 2017 Cohort is in her second year of teaching English at Whangarei Girls High School. Here, she shares her thoughts about Te Ra O Te Tamariki, and the importance of valuing and celebrating our youth.

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A voyage of discovery… Literally!


22 February 2018

Dr Rosa Hughes-Currie, alumna of our flagship Teach First NZ programme, is on a literal voyage of discovery aboard The JOIDES Resolution, a ship that is conducting research into what will happen to Antarctic ice shelves as the climate changes. 

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What can new teachers expect in 2018?

Voices - In the media
12 February 2018

Our CEO, Jay Allnutt, discusses the current key trends affecting education in New Zealand and the impacts that these have on teaching, learning and schools. This article was originally published in the Education Review.

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Opinion: Jay Allnutt – Debating teacher education

Voices - In the media
20 December 2017

Teach First NZ chief executive Jay Allnutt weighs in on the teacher education debate. *This article originally appeared on www.educationcentral.co.nz

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Biggest cohort yet at Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu

Voices - In the media
14 December 2017

Our CEO Jay Allnutt welcomes our newest and biggest cohort to date at our annual Ako Mātātupu 2017 event, and talks about what this means for our work in helping to address educational inequality in Aotearoa New Zealand. *This article originally appeared on www.gazette.education.govt.nz

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Teaching takes everything you’ve got

Voices
14 December 2017

Participant Rachel Burnett shares a reflection as the year wraps up from her first year teaching English at Dargaville High School.

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Minister of Education announces support for the Teach First NZ programme to scale

Press releases
13 December 2017

The charity Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu today welcomed an announcement by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins MP of additional support to increase the scale of its flagship teaching and leadership programme.

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Participant Video Blog- Rebekah Hines

Voices
12 December 2017

Rebekah Hines is a participant of our Cohort 2017, teaching English up at Whangarei Girls High School. Check out her video blog and hear the stories of life as a Teach First NZer!

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Dear young teacher at the low-decile school

Voices
6 December 2017

Alumni Cris Cucerzan (Cohort 2014) wrote this poem for the young teacher, which he shared last week as part of the pre ceremony of Ako Mātātupu for our graduating Cohort 2016s.

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A pōwhiri for the new cohort

Voices
24 November 2017

A reflection on the pōwhiri at Wesley College to mark the start of the Summer Initial Intensive for the newest and largest cohort on the Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Programme.

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Fight for something you believe in

Voices
7 November 2017

Daniel Huang (Cohort 2017) is in his first year teaching Physics at Edgewater College. Here he shares a little piece of the mindset he has adapted as part of Teach First NZ.

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Tracie’s journey with Teach First NZ

Voices
10 October 2017

Tracie Pile (Cohort 2015) is currently in her third year teaching Te Reo Māori at James Cook High School. Below is an interview she recently had with our CEO Jay Allnutt.

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Teaching is like a stage production

Voices
3 October 2017

Finn Webber (Cohort 2017) shares a reflection of how he's embraced his first year as a Physic's teacher.

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What drives me

Voices
26 September 2017

Louisa King (Cohort 2014) is an alumni of the Teach First NZ programme, a teacher of Te Reo Māori. Here she shares what has inspired her and driven her to be doing what she does.

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Better than chocolates

Voices
20 September 2017

Sneha Srinivasan (Cohort 2016) shares her thoughts and key learnings in a recent Q & A we had with her.

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Participant Video Blog: William Chen

Voices
13 September 2017

William is from our 2016 cohort and is currently teaching General Science at Southern Cross Campus. Check out his year so far at Southern Cross Campus, Mangere East!

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Teachers are essentially magicians

Voices
13 September 2017

Natasha AhTune (Cohort 2014) is currently teaching English at Aorere College. Here she shares a reflection on the journey four years in.

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Running on Love


4 September 2017

Genevieve Vine (Cohort 2016) shares her story of impact inspired by the community that came around the preparation for the Onehunga High School Cook Island polyfest performance.

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Northland Trip for Onehunga High School’s Year 11 Te Reo Māori class


30 August 2017

Hear about Charles Looker's (Cohort 2016) recent trip to Northland, Hokianga.

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Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria


22 August 2017

Brent Dunn (Cohort 2016) shares one the "aha" moments he’s had in the classroom at Tamaki College.

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“Ask not what you can do for teaching…”


15 August 2017

Alumna Sarah Watt (Cohort 2014) shares a few lessons she's leant over the past 4 years teaching English at Onehunga High School.

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Expression is Perfection

Voices
9 August 2017

Wesley College are one of fourteen high schools that have made it through to share their spoken word stories in the semi-finals for ‘Word the Front Line.’ Students along with their teacher Sophie Jones (C16) have put this piece together reflecting on the project.

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Remembering Sir John Graham

News items
4 August 2017

Remembering Sir John Graham 9 January 1935 - 2 August 2017

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A reflection on ‘Mid-Year Intensive’ by Hannah Betts

Voices
17 July 2017

This year, with a focus on Te Ao Pasifika, the Mid-Year Intensive (MYI) was a time to talanoa with people who nurture the va between tangata whenua and tagata o le moana in education.

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Meet the Recruiter - Steph Curley

Voices
4 July 2017

All of our recruiters are more than happy to chat to you about your ambitions, ideas and plans. To find out more about Teach First NZ's award-winning Leadership Development Program, don’t hesitate to reach out to the recruitment team.

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A taste of our ‘Social Citizens - Meet the changemakers’ event

Voices
28 June 2017

On Wednesday 21st June, Teach First NZ hosted our first ‘Social Citizens - Meet the Changemakers’ event at Studio One, Ponsonby. This was a night for people to come to connect and be inspired by four passionate changemakers who were to share their stories with us.

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Meaningful Leadership - A few words with William Chen (Cohort 2016)

Voices
26 June 2017

A year and a half ago, William Chen made the shift from research to teaching on the Teach First NZ Programme. Here he shares a bit about what leadership looks like for him and his students.

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The 7 best things about changing careers

Voices
19 June 2017

We asked a few of our participants to share why changing careers to become a teacher has been the best decision they have ever made.

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From Lawyer to Teacher - Vaughan Spurdle (C16)

Voices
7 June 2017

2016 Cohort participant, Vaughan Spurdle, shares his reflection on changing careers, from lawyer to teacher.

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It still takes a village to raise a child - Lance Cash (C15)

Voices
31 May 2017

Lance Cash, Cohort 2015, shares his reflection on the power of the community to lead transformative change.

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Fourth NZCER independent evaluation report released

News items - Publications - Press releases
22 May 2017

This fourth report builds further on the successes highlighted in reports one, two and three, confirming the high-quality implementation of the Teach First NZ programme and positive impact in schools.

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Government announces support for expanding the Teach First NZ programme

Press releases
17 May 2017

Today the Minister of Education, Nikki Kaye, announced additional government funding for the expansion of the Teach First NZ initial teacher education and leadership development programme.

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Alumni Retreat 2017 Reflection

Voices
12 May 2017

A reflection of the very first Teach First NZ Alumni Retreat, by alumni and for alumni, which kicked off on April 28th 2017 - the last Friday of the school holidays. 

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Following the C17 Journey: Kieran Gainsford

Voices
10 April 2017

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Teaching and Being Taught - Mitchell Denham

Voices
3 April 2017

Mitchell Denham (C15) has spent the past few years teaching at Northland College. Read on to hear about his experience teaching in "the forgotten region" and his reflections on being part of the Teach First NZ Programme.

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Finding our voice - Charles Looker

Voices
24 March 2017

Charles Looker, from our 2016 Cohort, teaches Te Reo Māori at Onehunga High School and was this years Polyfest Kapa Haka tutor. Hear his reflections from Polyfest 2017 here.

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Following the C17 Journey: Ruby Grant

Voices
20 March 2017

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Teach First NZ announces new collaboration

Press releases
16 March 2017

Today Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu and the Mind Lab by Unitec have announced a new collaboration to deliver Teach First NZ’s unique, employment-based initial teacher education and leadership development programme focussed on lower-decile secondary schools.

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Following the C17 Journey: Waikaraka Ruwhiu-Toms

Voices
24 February 2017

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Following the C17 Journey: Sarah Dodd

Voices
8 February 2017

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Following the C17 Journey: Denyce Su’a

Voices
20 January 2017

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Participant Video Blog: Jeremy Downing

Voices
15 December 2016

Hear the thoughts and experiences of one of our participants, Jeremy Downing (2015 cohort), first hand!

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Announcing Jay Allnutt as Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu’s new CEO

News items
2 December 2016

The Board of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Allnutt as CEO.

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Ako Mātātupu 2016- What will it take?

News items - Voices
22 November 2016

Emily Looker reflects on the Ako Mātātupu event held at Auckland University Faculty of Education and Social Work.

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Following the C17 Journey: Philip McKibbin

Voices
21 November 2016

Participants of Cohort 2017 share their part of the journey on the Teach First NZ Programme. From the Summer Initial Intensive beginning November 2016 and right up to the end of 2018 when they complete their two years on the programme, we will hear from different participants to gain insights into their schools and communities.

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Request for Expressions of Interest

News items - Publications - Press releases
27 October 2016

Teach First NZ is seeking expressions of interest from tertiary providers for the delivery of an employment-based initial teacher education qualification. As demand for the Teach First NZ programme increases, we are seeking new partners to be a part of this growing initiative.

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Teach First NZ scoops TWO industry awards!

News items - Voices - In the media
17 October 2016

We're incredibly proud to announce that Teach First NZ has scooped up TWO industry awards at the 2016 NZ Association of Graduate Employers Awards.

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Life as an Assistant Whānau Leader – What Leadership Means

Voices
7 October 2016

Helen Embleton (C14), teaching English at One Tree Hill College, shares a reflective piece on what leadership means, from the perspective of her role as Assistant Whānau Leader. 

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Coming Home & Giving Back

Voices
31 August 2016

Kristina Te Whata shares her thoughts about "keeping the home fires burning with local educational initiatives"

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Announcement from Teach First NZ CEO and Board of Trustees

News items - Press releases
25 August 2016

Following six years at the helm of Teach First NZ, I have decided the time is now right for someone new to lead our work into its next phase. As such, I will be stepping aside from my role as CEO, and joining our Board as a Trustee.

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Tamaki College students head to Silicon Valley

Voices
25 August 2016

Saia Tukuafu (year 12) from Tamaki College shares about his life changing trip to Silicon Valley with classmates and teacher Jason Sharma from cohort 2014.

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Third NZCER independent evaluation report released

News items - Publications
15 August 2016

This third report builds further on the successes highlighted in reports one and two, confirming the high-quality implementation of the Teach First NZ programme and positive impact in schools.

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Expansion and extension of Teach First NZ announced!

News items - Publications - In the media
10 August 2016

The Minister of Education has today announced an expansion and extension of the Teach First NZ programme!

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Doing good better - a few words with Monty Jones (Cohort 2015)

Voices
10 August 2016

Two years ago Monty Jones stepped away from his corporate career to work as a Teach First NZ participant. Here he shares a few words about what evoked this change of path and why he calls this shift his "best life defining decision to date."

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Onehunga High School visit with global guests from Teach for All

Voices
9 August 2016

Last Tuesday a group of international guests from our global network partner Teach For All were welcomed into Onehunga High School by a group of year 10 Māori students who are taught by Cohort 2016 participant Charles Looker.

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Teach First NZ in Critic Magazine: ‘Teaching Kids to Love Learning’

In the media
25 July 2016

In the latest issue of Critic Magazine we have both CEO Shaun Sutton and Recruitment and Selection Manager Steph Curley featured in an eye opening article about the problem of education inequality and the difference Teach First NZ participants are making in schools.

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Mid-Year Intensive at Waitangi & Tautoro

News items - Voices
21 July 2016

On the first morning of the July school holidays, Teach First NZ participants, alumni, staff, guests and families gathered at the University of Auckland Epsom campus, coffee in hand, to board the bus bound for Waitangi.

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Vaughan Spurdle (C16) reflects on 2016 Mid-Year Intensive

Voices
20 July 2016

Vaughan Spurdle (C16) teaches English at Tamaki College and has just been appointed to the school's Board of Trustees. Here he shares his thoughts from the recent trip to Northland.

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Kumara Vine: Tracie Pile (2015 cohort)

Voices - In the media
1 July 2016

Tracie Pile graduated from Te Wananga o Raukawa with a Bachelor of Matauranga Maori. Before she joined the Teach First NZ programme she was an Administrator at Te Wananga o Raukawa. Now she teaches te reo Māori at James Cook High School, Manurewa. 

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Time out listening to the future - A reflection by Esther Rakete

Voices
30 June 2016

Teach First NZ hosted an Education Focus Group at Mission Heights High School as part of the 2016 Aotearoa Youth Declaration in April. Members of our Alumni community, Esther Rakete and Rebecca McGrath facilitated a workshop that sought to challenge the UN Youth on their perceptions of and aspirations for education in Aotearoa. Esther Rakete reflects on her experience of the workshop. 

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Hannah Betts (2016 cohort) featured on Stuff.co.nz

In the media
16 June 2016

Realising the desperate need for science teachers in NZ, Hannah Betts jumped on board with Teach First NZ and is now a passionate teacher at St Dominic's College in Henderson. In light of the shortage of science and maths teachers in our NZ schools, this article highlights Betts' newfound passion for teaching science in lower decile schools.

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Two new team members announced

News items
23 May 2016

There have been a few changes to the Teach First NZ staff team recently – we are sad to have farewelled two valued staff members, but are pleased to welcome two new exceptional individuals on board.

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Sophie Barr: Reflections from Global Teaching Summit 2016

Voices
17 May 2016

Sophie Barr from our 2015 cohort was one of four representatives from New Zealand at the annual Teach For All Global Teaching Summit, held in Malaysia this year. 

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Jeremy Downing: Reflections from Malaysia

Voices - Partner stories
16 May 2016

Reflections from the 2016 Teach For All Global Teaching Summit by Jeremy Downing (2015 Cohort, English Teacher at James Cook High School).

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Teach First NZ CEO speaks out in the Herald

In the media
11 May 2016

Our CEO, Shaun Sutton, speaks out in today's Herald about the desperate need to raise the status of teaching in order to give our tamariki the best education.

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Karla Dunn: Reflections from Washington

Voices
31 March 2016

Karla Dunn, from our Alumni community and 2014 cohort, recently represented New Zealand at Teach For All's annual global Alumni Conference. Here are her reflections. 

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Participant Jonas Kortner featured in stuff.co.nz

In the media
17 March 2016

Our 2015 participant and Physics teacher, Jonas Kortner, was featured in this article that highlights the shortage of specialist teachers in the key areas of New Zealand's curriculum. 

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Jonas Kortner: You need to be there

Voices
23 February 2016

Jonas is part of our 2015 cohort and teaches Physics at One Tree Hill College. In this blog he shares a particular journey with one of his students that taught him a valuable lesson.

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Nairika Dyer, 2015 cohort (English)

Voices
23 February 2016

Nairika teaches English at Papatoetoe High School. Here are some reflections from her leadership journey so far. 

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170 students attend Teach First NZ’s 2016 Summer School

News items
5 February 2016

Teach First NZ’s fourth annual Summer School took place at the start of January at the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus.

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Round the Bays 2016 with Teach First NZ

News items
29 January 2016

Teach First NZ is running (and walking!) Round the Bays 2016 – and we need your help! 

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Dilys Fong, 2015 Cohort (Physics)

Voices
27 January 2016

Dilys teaches Physics at Manurewa High School. She gives us a taste of her life as a teacher, and the approaches she uses to keep her students focused.

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Nickie Muir (2015 cohort) in the Northern Advocate

Voices - In the media
26 January 2016

Nickie Muir, from Teach First NZ's 2015 cohort, currently teaches English at Whangaroa College. She writes about her teaching journey so far.

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Cris Cucerzan: this is an address to students

Voices
17 December 2015

A poem by 2014 participant, Cris Cucerzan, performed at the recent Ako Mātātupu event.

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Nadeen Papali’i: Leading for Impact

Voices
11 December 2015

Nadeen Papali'i, from our 2013 cohort, addresses the Teach First NZ community at this year's Ako Mātātupu event.

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Mitchell Denham (C15) at poverty workshop in Parliament

News items - Voices
11 December 2015

Teach First NZ was invited to participate in the TacklingPovertyNZ workshop, sponsored by the McGuiness Institute and The Treasury, held at Parliament in December 2015. Mitchell Denham (C15) shares his reflections. 

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