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Community science has a strong foothold in South Auckland

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1:25 pm | COMET Auckland

Ten new community science projects are getting underway in South Auckland, involving science fields from dung beetles and juvenile flounder raising, to beehive and rodent activity monitoring. More >>

New gov't program will help workforce adapt

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 9:12 am | COMET Auckland

A new Employability Skills Framework launched by government yesterday presents a real opportunity to solve the growing skill gap, says education and skills trust, COMET Auckland. More >>

Employability Skills Framework will help develop workfore

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:02 pm | COMET Auckland

The new Employability Skills Framework will help develop the workforce adapt with work-ready skills More >>

SouthSci Fund Extended for 2017 in South Auckland

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:10 pm | COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland and The Auckland STEM Alliance are pleased to announce that the Participatory Science Platform: South Auckland pilot (known locally as SouthSci), is open again in 2017: and accepting applications for projects until the 3rd March. More >>

Alternative Education Steering Group Symposium Summary

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 11:34 am | COMET Auckland

The Alternative Education Steering Group held a symposium on 15 March to identify the gaps in delivery, barriers to success, areas for improvement and effective practices in the Alternative Education sector. More >>

Rethinking how we educate Auckland’s most vulnerable youth

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 11:22 am | COMET Auckland

In 2015, over 1,000 young Aucklanders were enrolled in Alternative Education courses. Most had been suspended or excluded from the mainstream school system, and some data indicates that up to 90% of students may have some form of mental health or learning ... More >>

Community Science Project Fund Extended for 2016

Saturday, 27 February 2016, 1:46 pm | COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland and The Auckland STEM Alliance are pleased to announce that the Participatory Science Platform: South Auckland pilot (known locally as SouthSci), is open again in 2016: and accepting applications for projects until the 3rd June. More >>

Local iwi to use waka tauā to teach Māori culture

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 10:53 am | COMET Auckland

Local iwi to use waka tauā (war canoe) to teach Māori culture and traditions to Aucklanders More >>

South Auckland learners get a boost into science careers

Friday, 1 May 2015, 11:00 am | COMET Auckland

More young people in South Auckland will have the opportunity to enter an exciting career in science, following a recent contract win by COMET Auckland from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. More >>

Māori Language Bill: a Backward Step for Te Reo Māori

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 10:13 am | COMET Auckland

The Auckland Languages Strategy Working Group has criticised the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill 2014 as ineffective in promoting Te Reo Māori to the extent that is required - and the group has made a submission on the Bill to propose a number ... More >>

Education Advocacy Group "Deeply Concerned" Over Decision

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 12:42 pm | COMET Auckland

An Auckland-based education advocacy group says that this week’s announcement that the new Education Council will be led by people appointed only by the Ministry of Education is alarming, and demonstrates a lack of faith in and support for New ... More >>

Cross-Sector Group Calls for Te Reo Māori for All NZers

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 2:02 pm | COMET Auckland

An Auckland-based group working towards an Auckland Regional Languages Strategy is calling on the Minister of Māori Affairs and Te Taura Whiri (the Māori Language Commission), to include a separately-funded section in the new draft Te Reo Māori ... More >>

Mayor welcomes big step for Auckland Education

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 2:32 pm | COMET Auckland

The Mayor officially opened COMET Auckland’s new offices in the city centre yesterday, cutting the ribbon and marking a significant step in improving educational standards across Auckland. More >>

21 New Infographics Set To Prioritise Education Funding And

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 2:33 pm | COMET Auckland

21 New Infographics Set To Prioritise Education Funding And Action Across Auckland Learn about education in your community with the latest data More >>

Call For National Languages Policy A Step In Right Direction

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 11:13 am | COMET Auckland

Call For National Languages Policy Is A Step In Right Direction A Language dies every 14 days: Not here, not on our watch The Royal Society of New Zealand has released a paper on Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand , and key stakeholder COMET Auckland ... More >>

Mayor Len Brown Shows His Commitment to Education

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 3:51 pm | COMET Auckland

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has signalled his support for education and skills in Tāmaki Makaurau by signing the Learning Accord during a visit to Alfriston College. More >>

 

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