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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Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day is a unique event facilitated by COMET Auckland who brought this initiative to New Zealand from New York in 2002. COMET Auckland provides advocacy and leadership in education for Manukau City.

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Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP)

Manukau Family Literacy Programme 


The Manukau Family Literacy Programme (MFLP) was a unique, effective intergenerational literacy programme that provided both parent and child with real learning benefits and tangible outcomes.

Working alongside both teachers and their children, parents were able to not only affect their child's learning, but simultaneously improve their own education.

Smart Centres

"Having access and opportunity to utilise first-class technology will allow our children to be best prepared for learning in the 21st Century" - Bernardine Vester, COMET Auckland CEO