Inaugural cohort completes Mid-Year Intensive

News items - 15 July 2013

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

The Mid-Year Intensive (MYI) is an exciting milestone for Teach First NZ's 2013 participants, as it also marks the end of their second term as teachers, and the quarter-way mark in their two-year Teach First NZ programme.

The Mid-Year Intensive is a three day fully-residential programme, designed and delivered by Teach First NZ's teacher preparation and support team. MYI seeks to address participants' professional needs, deepend participants' critical thinking about effective teaching, as well as enable participants to learn about effective practice from more experienced colleagues currently teaching in schools. Guest tutors included Jules Cosgrove - James Cook High School; Jennifer Glenn - Thames High School; Alex Solomon - Albany Senior High School; and Brenda McNaughton - Mt Roskill Grammar School.

This year's MYI concluded with a leadership panel event, 'Lead the Way - the way to lead', which was generously hosted by Deloitte. The event brought together leaders from across different sectors to share their learning's about what makes a great leader. The Panel discussion was chaired by Teach First NZ's Partnership Director, Margaret Bendall, and the panel itself was made up of the following speakers: Ann Tod, Business Advisory Partner- KPMG; Jonathan Beale, Head of Wealth Advisory- ASB Bank; Pip England, Corporate and Commercial Partner- Chapman Tripp; Steve Caunce, Corporate Affairs Manager- Fuji Xerox; and Adam Sharman, Manager Consulting- Deloitte. Teach First NZ was pleased to open this event to prospective applicants and other partners, and around 80 people attended.


Teach First NZ's inaugural cohort on the final day of the Mid-Year Intensive.


Guest tutor Jules Cosgrove leading a session on motivating and engaging learners in the classroom.


Panellists at Teach First NZ's 'Lead the Way- the way to lead' event.