Fourth NZCER independent evaluation report released

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

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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?

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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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Request for Expressions of Interest

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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!

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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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Announcement from Teach First NZ CEO and Board of Trustees

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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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Third NZCER independent evaluation report released

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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!

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10 August 2016

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

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Mid-Year Intensive at Waitangi & Tautoro

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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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Two new team members announced

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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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Agreement reached with PPTA

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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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170 students attend Teach First NZ’s 2016 Summer School

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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

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29 January 2016

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

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Mitchell Denham (C15) at poverty workshop in Parliament

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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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Ako Mātātupu 2015: Leading for Impact

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3 December 2015

Teach First NZ’s fourth annual Ako Mātātupu event was held at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work on the 24th of November 2015.

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Teach First NZ runner-up for Best Diversity Strategy at NZAGE Awards

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26 November 2015

Teach First NZ is delighted to be recognised as the runner-up of the NZAGE (New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers) Best Diversity Strategy Award 2015. Simpson Grierson were the winners in the category.

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Teach First NZ CEO’s Global Conference Reflections

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11 November 2015

Teach First NZ CEO, Shaun Sutton, reflects on the recent Teach For All Global Conference, held in Auckland.

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Teach For All Global Conference 2015 session videos

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1 November 2015

View videos from the recent Teach For All Global Conference, held in Auckland.

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Further Together: Teach For All Global Conference

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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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NZ punches above its weight with Teach For All Conference

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13 October 2015

Teach First NZ Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Shaun Sutton, writes about New Zealand punching above our weight in the Teach For All Global Conference 2015.

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Second independent evaluation report published

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10 September 2015

The second independent evaluation report of the Teach First NZ programme has been published by NZCER, and the findings continue to be positive.

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Fourth Annual Teach First NZ Public Debate

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12 August 2015

Last Wednesday, the fourth annual Teach First NZ Public Debate took place, where members of the University of Auckland Debating Society, Teach First NZ and Chapman Tripp communities gathered for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

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Mid-year Intensive and Lead the Way generate buzz!

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11 August 2015

The start of the July school holidays saw Teach First NZ participants, staff and guests reuniting at Ōrākei Marae, warmly hosted by Ngāti Whātua, gathering as a whanau for the programme’s Mid-Year Intensive – a chance to do life together, broaden horizons, exchange stories and reflect on the semester that had passed.

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The stories of Ngāti Whātua

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23 July 2015

Robert Davidson, Associate Director of Teacher Preparation and Support for Teach First NZ, reflects on the latest Mid-Year Intensive, where both staff and participants stayed the night at Ōrākei Marae.

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Teach For All CEO visits New Zealand

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24 June 2015

Teach For All CEO and Co-Founder, Wendy Kopp, visited Aotearoa New Zealand last week for the first time. Teach For All is a global network of over 35 independent, locally-led partner organisations with a shared vision for increasing educational opportunity in their countries.

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Inaugural cohort officially graduates!

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11 May 2015

Teach First NZ is proud to announce the graduation of their inaugural cohort!

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Teach First NZ taps into Fronde’s expertise

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7 May 2015

It was a fortuitous combination of educators: Teach First NZ needed to improve their systems, and Fronde were running a cadet programme which needed a great project for interns to learn from. So over four weeks, Teach First NZ had the privilege of working with Fronde to make their mission easier.

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Teach First NZ achieves new application number record

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30 April 2015

Teach First NZ’s first round of recruitment for the year has seen application numbers increase dramatically.

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Deloitte wins BACS Education award

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30 April 2015

One of Teach First NZ’s founding corporate partners, Deloitte, was awarded the Good Business Egg for Education at the BACS Good Business Egg Awards 2015, hosted by CQ Hotels Wellington last week.

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2nd year participant achieves special scholarship

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11 March 2015

Dr Jayne Ferguson is in her second year of the Teach First NZ programme, teaching Chemistry at Kelston Boys High School. Read on to learn about the impact Jayne has had in just her first year of teaching.

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100 students attend Teach First NZ Summer School

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19 January 2015

The Teach First NZ 2015 cohort successfully completed their Summer School teaching practicum last week, as part of their eight-week Summer Initial Intensive.

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Winner of Essay Competition Announced!

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11 December 2014

Teach First NZ and the Auckland University Arts Students' Association (AUASA) ran an essay writing competition in November with the topic of “What would you change about the New Zealand education system?”

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Ako Mātātupu: Launching the Teach First NZ Alumni Community

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2 December 2014

The Teach First NZ annual Ako Mātātupu event, which took place on the 25th of November 2014 at the University of Auckland Epsom Campus, had a slight shift in emphasis this year. Not only were we welcoming our new participants for 2015, we were also celebrating the launch of our alumni community as the inaugural 2013 cohort completed their initial two-year commitments in schools.

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2015 cohort begins Summer Initial Intensive programme

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24 November 2014

This year’s Summer Initial Intensive (SII) kicked off with a pōwhiri, at Tūtahi Tonu Marae, located on the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus, to welcome our twenty 2015 cohort members and their whānau to the Teach First NZ journey.

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Teach First NZ attends Teach For All Global Conference in Mexico

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3 November 2014

Teach First NZ recently attended the Teach For All Global Conference, held in Puebla, Mexico. 

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Teach First NZ wins at NZAGE Awards

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27 October 2014

Teach First NZ is delighted to be recognised as the winner of the NZAGE (New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers) Best Diversity Strategy Award 2014.

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Teach First NZ Chairperson at Women of Influence Awards

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10 October 2014

Teach First NZ's inspirational Chairperson, Deborah George, was recognised this month at the Women of Influence Awards, held at SKYCITY.

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Teach First NZ: The journey so far (video)

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24 September 2014

Watch Teach First NZ participants talk about their journey so far...

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KPMG and Ministry of Education contribute to programme

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26 August 2014

Teach First NZ participants have just finished their third professional development clinic of the year, which was held over the weekend at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus.

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Third Annual Chapman Tripp Public Debate

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30 July 2014

Sponsored by Chapman Tripp and in association with the University of Auckland’s Debating Society, Teach First NZ held our third annual Public Debate at Chapman Tripp’s offices in Auckland. The moot for the night was “That schools stifle creativity.”

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2014 Mid-Year Intensive and noho marae

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18 July 2014

Teach First NZ participants, from both the 2013 and 2014 cohorts, completed their three-day Mid-Year Intensive (MYI) last week.

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Teach First NZ hosts Teach For America participants

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20 June 2014

Ducking "downunder" was all part of the learning journey this week for eight first- and second-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers and two managers from the Teach For America programme, which is part of the global Teach For All network.

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Fuji Xerox visits Teach First NZ partner school

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13 June 2014

Fuji Xerox, one of Teach First NZ's corporate supporters, visited one of Teach First NZ's partner schools this week.

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Teach First NZ presents Good Business Egg Award

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30 April 2014

Teach First NZ was invited to present the Good Business Egg Awards in the education category, at a special presentation hosted at the KPMG Centre in Auckland last night.

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Teach First NZ at the Festival of Education

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31 March 2014

Teach First NZ was this month delighted to be invited to participate in the inaugural Festival of Education, held in Auckland and Wellington. 

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Teach First NZ attends International Summit on the Teaching Profession

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30 March 2014

On 28 and 29 March 2014, some of the world’s leading educationalists and policy makers convened in Wellington for the fourth annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession.

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Teach First NZ attends launch of NEXT Foundation

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14 March 2014

Teach First NZ was delighted to attend the launch of the NEXT Foundation, which was officially launched on Friday, 14 March at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.

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2013 and 2014 cohorts begin their school year

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7 February 2014

Teach First NZ participants have this week started teaching in their various schools; the inaugural 2013 cohort has returned for their second year of the Teach First programme and the 2014 cohort is experiencing their first taste of life in schools.

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Sixty school students participate in Teach First NZ’s summer school

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13 January 2014

The Teach First NZ 2014 cohort completed their first mini Summer School teaching practicum last week as part of their Summer Initial Intensive.

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Cohorts ’13 and ’14 come together for first time

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13 January 2014

Last week, for the first time, Teach First NZ’s 2014 cohort came together with the inaugural 2013 cohort. This gave both cohorts a significant opportunity to interact with and learn from each other.

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Ako Mātātupu: Welcoming the class of 2014 event

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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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2014 cohort begins Summer Initial Intensive programme

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18 November 2013

Today marks the start of the Teach First NZ Summer Initial Intensive (SII), with the 2014 cohort of 20 participants beginning the programme.

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Teach First NZ attends Teach For All global conference in China

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25 October 2013

This week Teach First NZ was represented at the Teach For All global conference, held in the Shanghai and Baoshan regions of China.

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“World Class Education?” – NZ Initiative report

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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 shortlisted for graduate employer award

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30 September 2013

Teach First NZ was this month shortlisted for one of New Zealand's most prestigious graduate employer awards.

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Extend the school day to 9am-5pm?

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23 August 2013

Teach First NZ last night held its second annual public debate, sponsored by Chapman Tripp and in collaboration with The University of Auckland Debating Society.

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Inaugural cohort completes Mid-Year Intensive

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15 July 2013

Teach First NZ's inaugural cohort today completed their Mid-Year Intensive residential.

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Teach First NZ participants attend TransformED conference

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5 July 2013

This week two of Teach First NZ's participants attended TransformED - a conference in Melbourne hosted by Teach For Australia, which alongside Teach First NZ is part of the Teach For All global network.

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Teach First NZ recruitment radio ad

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30 June 2013

This month Teach First NZ recorded its first radio advertisement. Click to listen to the advertisement.

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Sir Owen Glenn visits Teach First NZ

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6 May 2013

This week Teach First NZ held its first round of assessment centres for 2013.

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Education Minister visits Tamaki College

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12 April 2013

The Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata today visited one of Teach First NZ’s partner schools, Tamaki College, in Glen Innes, Auckland.

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Teach First NZ celebrates second birthday

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11 March 2013

Teach First NZ was officially registered as a charity on March 11, 2011, so today we celebrate our second birthday!

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Teach First NZ participants enter schools

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4 February 2013

All 16 participants in Teach First NZ’s inaugural cohort have now begun teaching in their schools.

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Inaugural cohort completes Summer Initial Intensive

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17 January 2013

Teach First NZ’s inaugural cohort today completed the first part of the Teach First NZ leadership development programme, the Summer Initial Intensive (SII).

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Launch of the Teach First NZ community

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4 December 2012

On the evening of Monday 3rd December 2012, Teach First NZ was proud to celebrate the launch of its community, with the support of over two hundred individuals gathered at the Faculty of Engineering of The University of Auckland.

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Inaugural Summer Initial Intensive underway

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19 November 2012

Today marks the start of Teach First NZ's first ever Summer Initial Intensive (SII).

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Make your big idea happen - Social entrepreneurship panel

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3 September 2012

As part of our final recruitment round of 2012, Teach First NZ hosted a panel of CEOs exploring the concept of social entrepreneurship.

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Owen Glenn announces support for Teach First NZ

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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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Inaugural cohort recruiting underway

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12 June 2012

Teach First NZ is pleased to announce that our second and final round of recruitment for our inaugural 2013 cohort is underway.

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Public Debate: Take the classroom into the cloud?

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4 May 2012

Chapman Tripp, a founding partner of Teach First NZ, in collaboration with The University of Auckland Debating Society, hosted a public debate event addressing a contemporary education issue: whether or not technology, such as laptops, should be available to all high school students.

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PPTA commissioned report welcomed

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8 March 2012

Teach First NZ and The University of Auckland welcome the publication of Murdoch University’s report on programmes affiliated with Teach For All.

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Innovation in Education - Teach First NZ

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12 January 2012

In its most recent community report, leading New Zealand law firm Chapman Tripp and Founding Partner of Teach First NZ recognised the initiative as ‘innovation in education’. The full community report can be downloaded via the Chapman Tripp website.

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