Equity in education and skills in Auckland

Equity in education and skills in AucklandMural in Ponsonby, AucklandSome rights reserved

COMET Auckland has been consulting with stakeholders and youth to help shape their organisational long-term plans.

In a recent consultation meeting COMET asked 50 stakeholders what 3 things they thought were the most important for COMET to do over the next 5 years to "drive systems change for equity in education and skills in Auckland."

In their latest newsletter they listed the actions that received the most votes:

  • No child left behind. Every child from age 3, 4, 5 gets a "wrap around" education experience, including whanau. Appropriately funded.
  • Change the market model for schools - more collaborative, more effectively governed
  • Employer engagement in education and vice versa
  • Financial Literacy from age 12-18
  • Te Reo Māori - compulsory in schools from age 5-13."

COMET are also collecting youth voices about issues that affect their learning. This includes a survey, which they would like help sharing among children or young people (anyone under 25 living in Auckland). Here’s the link for you to share: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PGHSSDY 

For more information read their latest newsletter.

Image: Ponsonby mural, by wiredforlego on Flickr

By Jo Buchan

Jo is the Senior Specialist (Developing Readers) for Services to Schools.

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