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.



Tāmaki Makaurau Education Forum, 16th May

Nau mai, haere mai! Join us for our first forum for 2018 which focuses on Report Six: Experiences of tamariki and rangatahi Māori from the Education Matters to Me series.

Join our speakers Kelsey Brown and Peter Foaese from the Office of the Children's Commissioner, Arapine Walker from the National Library, and taiohi from our Youth Education Wānanga


Our first SouthSci project for 2018 investigates making biofuel from algae, and then using it to race a go-cart. 

Read what 60 rangatahi at our Youth Education Wānanga had to say about racism at school.

Also .. an update on our Youth Employability Programme - Licence to Work, and our latest submissions. 



The latest in our popular series of data snapshots brings together information on education, skills, qualifications, jobs and incomes for Auckland, with a special feature on the impact of high accommodation and living costs. 


Our latest submissions on the draft Auckland Plan 2050

and on Legislative Issues for Education in 2018.  


Bright Spots Awards

The Education Hub has launched the Bright Spots Awards, supported by NEXT Foundation, for teachers and school leaders to create, trial and iteratively develop new ways of working in their schools. Applications close 1st of June 2018. 




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