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.



Stakeholder Consultation, 7th May

Nau mai, haere mai! You are invited to our stakeholder consultation for 2018. What should COMET focus on for the next 3 years? Register by the 2nd of May. 

Job Opportunities

Part-time administrator

Come and work with us! We're looking for a part-time administrator to join our Talking Matters team.

Got superstar admin skills? Like to promote the importance of talking more and better with babies and young children?



Our April newsletter is out now

What did 60 rangatahi at our Youth Education Wānanga have to say about racism at school? The first SouthSci project for 2018 looks at racing a go-cart on biofuel made from algae. There's the CE's Pen on our May stakeholders meeting, our latest submissions, and COMET in the media.



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. 


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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