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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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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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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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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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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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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Agreement reached with PPTA

News items - In the media - Press releases
23 March 2016

Teach First NZ is pleased with the positive agreement reached with the PPTA about future appointments of Teach First NZ participants to schools.

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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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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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Further Together: Teach For All Global Conference

News items - Partner stories - In the media
28 October 2015

In October 2015, the annual Teach For All Global Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand, where more than 200 members of the Teach For All community from 43 countries gathered together to learn from each other and from New Zealand's unique multicultural context.

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Kaumātua Awi Riddell on Waka Huia

In the media
14 October 2015

Last week, this documentary was aired on TV One. Awi Riddell is a highly respected teacher, leader, and author and holds the Queens Service Medal for services to education. He deeply believes in the importance of education in advancing Māori and Aotearoa New Zealand's interests, and reducing inequality in outcomes. It is an immense privilege to be able to call Awi Riddell our Kaumātua.

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Teach First NZ Alum Antonia featured on EducationHQ

In the media
3 September 2015

Antonia McBryde from our 2013 cohort, now alum, shares her motivations for becoming a teacher and her desire to make a difference in her community.

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Making a difference where it matters most

In the media
26 August 2015

The Herald reports on growing interest in the Teach First NZ programme and interviews a member of the Alumni, Ruby Hale.  

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Rikihana Gurnick in Mana Magazine

In the media
3 June 2015

Rikihana from our 2014 cohort features in the June/July issue of Mana magazine. She is currently in her second year of teaching Chemistry at Tangaroa College.

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Antonia McBryde in the Northern Advocate

In the media
20 October 2014

Antonia McBryde, from the 2013 Cohort, featured in the Northern Advocate recently.

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Jo Pascoe (2013 Cohort) in the Northern Advocate

In the media
23 September 2014

"I have always been into music and have written a lot of songs. I only started to really love English when Ms Pascoe showed me that I can transfer song to poetry." - Sadieux Tua, Tikipunga High School

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Yolande Thom featured in the Education Review Series

Voices - Publications - In the media
15 July 2014

Yolande Thom, from our 2013 Inaugural Cohort, reflects on her first year of teaching English at Tamaki College.

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Teach First NZ’s report success featured on Stuff

In the media
27 June 2014

Stuff reports on Teach First NZ's early success based on the findings of an independent evaluation.

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Teach First NZ participants “thriving in the classroom”

In the media
27 June 2014

The Herald reports on the latest findings of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) report and interviews 2013 Participant, Leonie Wethey.

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Teach First NZ successes highlighted on Breakfast

In the media
27 June 2014

Teach First NZ's CEO, Shaun Sutton, and 2013 Participant, Matt Dadley, are interviewed on TVNZ's Breakfast show in response to the recent release of an independent evaluation report.

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Liza Bolton featured in Te Awamutu Courier

In the media
23 May 2014

One of our Campus Marketing Managers, Liza Bolton, was featured on the front page of the Te Awamutu Courier this week.

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Hema Ram, 2014 Cohort (Mathematics)

Voices - In the media
13 May 2014

Te Kuaka, a University of Auckland Faculty of Education Publication, digs a little deeper into the reason behind Hema's decision to become a Teach First NZ participant. 

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Teach First NZ participants on Radio Samoa

In the media
28 April 2014

Our Samoan participants, Antonia McBryde (2013 Cohort), Natasha Ah Tune and Jason Sharma (2014 Cohort), were invited to be interviewed for the Tupulaga show on Radio Samoa. 

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Teach First NZ features in SPANZ Journal

Publications - In the media
6 January 2014

Teach First NZ was featured in the December 2013 SPANZ Journal. Read the article here.

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Ako Mātātupu: Welcoming the class of 2014 event

News items - In the media
2 December 2013

On 26 November 2013, Teach First NZ formally welcomed its 2014 cohort of participants with a celebratory event held at the University of Auckland, in partnership with the Faculty of Education.

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Teach First (UK) founder interviewed on Nine To Noon

In the media
27 November 2013

Visiting Teach First (UK) Founder and CEO, Brett Wigdortz, was the feature guest on Radio New Zealand's Nine To Noon programme this morning. Listen to the interview by Kathryn Ryan here.

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Teach First (UK) founder interviewed on TVNZ’s Breakfast

In the media
26 November 2013

Visiting Teach First (UK) Founder and CEO, Brett Wigdortz, was interviewed on TVNZ's Breakfast programme this morning. Watch the interview here.

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“World Class Education?” – NZ Initiative report

News items - In the media
7 October 2013

Teach First NZ was highlighted today in The New Zealand Initiative’s first major report on education – “World Class Education? Why New Zealand Must Strengthen its Teaching Profession” – as an important way to attract greater numbers of bright and well-rounded graduates into teaching.

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Teach First NZ in AUT’s Debate magazine

In the media
30 July 2013

Teach First NZ  featured in this week's AUT student magazine- Debate. Read the full story here.

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Teacher training in demand

In the media
24 July 2013

Teach First NZ participant Ruby Knight featured in The Press on Wednesday. Read the full article here.

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Participant and school Principal interviewed on Breakfast TV

In the media
23 May 2013

This morning, Teach First NZ participant Hannah Lees and Principal of Papatoetoe High School Peter Gall were interviewed live on TVNZ's Breakfast. Watch the interview here.

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Heads back graduate teachers

In the media
12 May 2013

Teach First NZ participants featured in this week's Herald on Sunday. Read the full article here.

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Teach First NZ features in National Business Review

In the media
16 April 2013

Teach First NZ featured in this week's National Business Review. Read the full article here.

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Participant features in Te Kuaka magazine

In the media
8 April 2013

One of the participants of Teach First NZ's inaugural cohort, Nadeen Papali'i, featured in the latest edition of the Te Kuaka magazine. Read her story here.

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You say you want a revolution?

In the media
17 October 2012

Teach First NZ was mentioned in the North & South magazine this month, in a wide-ranging article about New Zealand education in the 21st century.

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Owen Glenn announces support for Teach First NZ

News items - In the media
17 July 2012

Millionaire businessman Owen Glenn announced today that he is giving $80 million to support disadvantaged children in New Zealand, with Teach First NZ highlighted as one of the key projects his Foundation will support.

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Our so-called “world-class” education system

In the media
30 April 2012

New Zealand is promoted as having one of the best education systems in the world. However, are we glossing over the students who are being left behind? Jude Barback discusses Teach First NZ's approach to addressing educational inequality. See this article from the New Zealand Education Review.

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Eastern Courier: Principal discusses Teach First NZ

In the media
1 February 2012

Read principal Allan Vester's interview here.

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Teach First NZ features on Breakfast TV

In the media
24 January 2012

We were on live Breakfast TV this morning! Watch the full video here.

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NZ Herald: Experts want new programme for teachers

In the media
23 January 2012

Teach First NZ featured in the NZ Herald today. Read the full article here.

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Newstalk ZB: Professor John Hattie speaks with Susan Wood

In the media
23 January 2012

Listen to Professor John Hattie's interview here.

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The Independent: Top of the class

In the media
9 January 2012

Our sister programme in the UK has been reported on by a range of publications and news outlets. See this article from The Independent.

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BBC: teacher scheme ‘boosts results’

In the media
9 January 2012

Our sister programme in the UK has been reported on by a range of publications and news outlets. See this article from the BBC.

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The Economist: Those who can

In the media
9 January 2012

Our sister programme in the UK has been reported on by a range of publications and news outlets. See this article from The Economist.

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