Need a mentor to help you progress to Full Certification?

Are you partially completed or having difficulty putting your induction and mentoring programme in place? If so, we'd like to hear from you!

Our FREE induction and mentoring programme - Tuakana Teina - aims to harness the skills and knowledge of experienced mentor teachers and match them with a limited number of Provisionally Certificated Teachers (PCTs) who are looking for a mentor.

How does it work?

Having an effective induction and mentoring programme is the key to building a strong foundation for your teaching career. We understand that it’s not always easy to find a mentor, and that’s where we come in.

You’ll receive support from a qualified mentor who will work with you in your educational setting, at times that suit you.

The programme won’t cost you a thing, and the emphasis is on support and growth – not judgement.

Applications are open until July 2019.

Am I eligible?

To qualify for Tuakana Teina you need to:

  • Be working at least 0.5 FTTE (this can be across more than one educational setting in your sector)
  • Be working in the general education system (school or ECE, English/Māori medium)
  • Hold a Provisional Practising Certificate (priority will be given to those in their 5th or 6th year)
  • Be seeking a mentor as you do not already have one

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Take our survey
We would be grateful if you took this two-minute survey to give us an overview of what induction and mentoring currently looks like for PCTs.

Additionally, please complete our application form or email mentoring@educationcouncil.org.nz to lodge your interest in the Tuakana Teina programme.

Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou
ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive

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