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.

 

TALKING MATTERS

NEXT boost for Talking Matters

NEXT Foundation has announced it is extending its investment in Talking Matters, a COMET campaign promoting the importance of rich language with babies. 

The commitment, following 18 months of seed funding in 2016, makes Talking Matters a key part of NEXT’s education investment in the First 1000 Days of life. 

Talking Matters director Alison Sutton says the funding for at least two years, will enable Talking Matters to be a significant agent for change at all levels  


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LATEST NEWS

First SouthSci project for 2018

We’re pleased to announce funding for our first participatory science project for 2018 – algae for biofuel at Manurewa High School.


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Events

Talking Matters Network Meeting, 15th June

Home grown: How SKIP and the Parenting Resource can help build the early language capability of Kiwi kids, parents and family services 


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PUBLICATIONS

SNAPSHOT AUCKLAND

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. 


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COMMUNITY NOTICES

Workshops for heritage languages teachers

 

These workshops are for anyone teaching their heritage language in a community-based centre.

Registration closes on 10th June, 2018.


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