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Learning Auckland


Whakakotahitanga Te Ara Mātauranga

Working together for education in Auckland



Learning Auckland is a city-wide collaboration led by COMET Auckland to improve education, skills and lifelong learning for Aucklanders.

Learning Auckland brings together educators, employers, community organisations and local government to create more effective pathways for learners through a more coherent approach to the city's many existing projects. 

Our goal is a long-term, positive shift in educational achievement in our city. Learning should help all Aucklanders to reach their social, cultural and economic potential.


Learning Auckland Accord

You can get involved by signing the Learning Auckland Accord - Whakakotahitanga Te Ara  Mātauranga.  

The Accord expresses the vision and principles underpinning Learning Auckland.

It links different community-based education initiatives, measures progress, and tracks successes and challenges. By learning what’s working and what’s not we can apply the most effective ideas and initiatives to other areas. 

Sign up!

You can sign the Accord here. 

You will receive a certificate to record your commitment and we will keep you up to date with progress and actions under Learning Auckland. 

We can also decide on an action you or your organisation can take that will contribute to one or more of the Accord’s success measures. 




Learning Auckland grew out of the Auckland Education Summit held in 2011.

180 leaders from Auckland’s education, social, political and commercial sectors agreed to work collaboratively to make sure that all Aucklanders can achieve their potential though education, not just the 80% who are currently enjoying success in this area.

Auckland Council has recognised that learning is a key way for us to grow and make Auckland the world’s most liveable city. Part of that means putting children and young people first, and making learning and educational success a central part of life is at the heart of this commitment to our youngsters.

Read the report from the Summit here