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EIT is the hub of educational leadership in the Hawke’s Bay. If you are interested in studying to strive for excellence in education, take a look at the teaching and education programmes on offer.

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Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

With this degree you'll gain comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand's school curriculum and the skills required to manage students in a range of socially diverse settings, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the education system.

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Piri Taurima, Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) Graduate

As a schoolgirl on work experience, Piri Taurima thought of early childhood centres as fun and games.Having completed degree studies at EIT and worked for six years at Te Tirahou Early Childhood Education Centre in Hastings, she still very much enjoys being around children. However, she also appreciates that her role as kaiako is about nurturing their learning.

Raised by her grandparents in Greenmeadows, Piri attended Tamatea High School and worked part-time at Te Tirahou while studying for her Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education). She completed her degree at the end of 2012 and loved graduation.

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Cheryl McConnell

My teaching experience includes primary, early childhood and tertiary. Teaching is an extremely rewarding, interesting and challenging personal and professional journey.

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Student mentoring programmes to support the learning development of all students.

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Staff at Napier Boy’s High School includes eight Hawke’s Bay trained teachers – “a pretty good muster,” says principal Ross Brown.

Four who did their teaching training on the EIT Hawke’s Bay campus last year – Emma Smith (teaching science and chemistry), Carol Leung (music), Rex Newman (science) and Peter Robin (Te reo Māori) – say their very close and supportive class keep in touch.

Like the others, Nick Swain – into his second year of teaching mathematics at Boys’ High – found his experience of EIT “fantastic” and the teaching programme a “thorough” preparation for a career in education.

All five are provisionally registered teachers.  The other three Hawke’s Bay trained teachers are Michael Hay (agriculture), Rachel Hammond (science, biology and physics) and Paul Garland (technology).

Coordinator of the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) Walt Rutgers says about three-quarters of those who do the conjoint Massey University/EIT programme go into the local teaching scene.

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