Teach First NZ Application Form 

Stage 1 of 2

You're here because, like us, you want to see all our rangatahi (young people) reach their full potential and believe that the Teach First NZ Programme is the best way to make a difference.

This is the first step in the application process. Please answer a few short questions to help us confirm your eligibility for the programme and then we'll let you progress to the next step! 

This stage of the process should take you approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Basic info
Before proceeding, we require you to answer the below eligibility questions. This will help us understand if you meet our eligibility criteria. Please consider your eligibility before submitting this registration, as ineligible applications will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about your eligibility please call 0800 TO LEAD.
Please refer to our eligibility requirements before completing the below questions.
Physics Chemistry Biology General Science Technology Digital Technology Mathematics Te Reo Māori English A Pacific Language
(Name and Country)

Once you have completed this form, we will email you a unique link to the full application. Look out for this in the email address that you provided. 
About you
Your motivations
Help us learn

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Equal opportunities

Teach First NZ is committed to equal opportunities and seeks to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds. To enable us to evaluate our recruitment initiatives in the area of diversity, we would be most grateful for your co-operation in completing the section below.

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Privacy Policy
If you are successful in gaining a place on the Teach First NZ programme, some of the information in this form will be used as apart of your enrolment into the Mind Lab by Unitec's Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership programme.
You're ineligible :(

We're sorry to inform you that from the answers you provided, we can see that you are not eligible to join the Teach First NZ Programme at this time. To review the eligibility requirements click here. If you would like to talk to us about your eligibility please call 0800 TO LEAD.

You can still help us and contribute to the movement in other ways! If you would like to join our email list, please submit this form and stay up to date with what is happening at Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu. For other ways to stay in touch please visit our website or write to apply@teachfirstnz.org to find out about any other opportunities with the team.

To be eligible candidates must:
  • either be a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • must have completed at least a Bachelors degree by the start of the programme
  • must meet the subject eligibility requirements in at least one of subjects by the start of the programme
  • must not have received a TeachNZ scholarship in the past 
  • not hold a teaching qualification that allows them to teach in New Zealand Secondary School