15% households with school aged children without internet access       39% of Aucklanders born overseas       82% of 18 year olds have NCEA Level 2       22% unemployment for 15-24 year olds       94.6% attend pre-school       1 in 4 children in poverty       79% pass NCEA Literacy in Yr 11       76% at or above national reading standards starting high school

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Welcome to COMET Auckland

To be the world’s most liveable city, Auckland needs to enhance the education achievements of all of our residents. If we improve education across the city, we will provide individuals with wider employment opportunities and increase personal and city-wide prosperity.

COMET Auckland is a Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, and also an independent Charitable Trust. Our role is to support education and skills across Auckland, contributing to the relevant social and economic goals in the Auckland Plan. We do not provide educational services; rather, we function as a champion and connector of action and initiatives, in order to improve the effectiveness and equity of the Auckland education and skills system.

We provide high quality and effective thought leadership, research and project development to encourage cross-sectoral, city wide, collaborative action for education and skills within Auckland.



OUT NOW! Snapshot Auckland 2017



Snapshot Auckland 2017 is the latest in our popular series of updates on education, training and skills in Auckland. Includes a special feature on housing and education. 


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