E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi
ki te raranga i te whāriki
kia mōhio tātou kiā tātou.
Mā te mahi tahi ō ngā whenu,
mā te mahi tahi ō ngā kairaranga,
ka oti tēnei whāriki.
I te otinga
me titiro tātou ki ngā mea pai ka puta mai.
Ā tana wā,
me titiro hoki
ki ngā raranga i makere
nā te mea, he kōrero ano kei reira.
The tapestry of understanding
can not be woven
by one strand alone.
Only by the working together of strands
and the working together of weavers
will such a tapestry be completed.
With its completion
let us look at the good that comes from it.
And, in time
we should also look
at those stitches which have been dropped,
because they also have a message.
nā Kūkupa Tirikatene
We address the areas of greatest educational needs from early childhood to life-long learning in your community. We identify significant hurdles and work with the education sector and others to change the system to create more equitable learning pathways for all. We currently lead six main campaigns.
Our mission is to drive systems change to make education and skills more effective and equitable. Our vision is Tino rangatiratanga for everyone, through lifelong learning.
We are an Auckland Council-controlled organisation and a not-for-profit. Charity Registration: CC48407
Whanaungatanga: At COMET we build relationships, collaborate and partner.
Manaakitanga: At COMET we care, respect & embrace the diversity and mana of our team and our communities.
Mana Motuhake: At COMET we affirm and work towards all people having control of their future through learning.
Our Amohau were chosen for their deep knowledge of tikanga, history, and te reo. They support us to challenge that the mana of the whānau, hapū, and iwi are maintained, and that our work is effective for Māori learners.
Our former organisation, the City of Manukau Education Trust was born out of the commitment of the Mayor and Councillors to better education provision in Manukau City, and was formally established as a Charitable Trust in October 1999. We resettled in 2012 with an Auckland-wide remit.
Under the provisions of the Local Government Act 2002, COMET became a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO), which means that Council appoints our Board of Trustees and contracts with us for some of our work.