Two student members laughing with other members in the background.

Te Kupenga Rangitahi | New Educators Network

Te Kupenga Rangatahi | New Educators Network

Studying to become an educator? In your first 5 years of teaching? Te Kupenga Rangatahi (New Educators Network) is a great way to make sure you get the best start to your teaching career.

What is Te Kupenga Rangatahi?

Te Kupenga Rangatahi (NEN) is a network of Early Childhood, Primary and Intermediate teaching students, beginning teachers and MoE Field Staff in their first few years of teaching. We come together to:

  1. Connect with other educators at the same stage of our careers, and learn from those who have recently been in our shoes.
  2. Address the issues that impact teaching students and beginning teachers.
  3. Be the clear, coherent voice of educators as they enter the profession.
Student members and staff talking.

Keen to be involved?

Student membership of NZEI Te Riu Roa is free and brings a host of benefits, networking opportunities, targeted training and PD, fun events, as well as help with finding your first job. NZEI Te Riu Roa has the collective strength to negotiate improved pay and conditions - we have a proud history of successful big-picture campaigns, and help with the tricky on-the-job stuff for our members.

For more information please email neweducators@nzei.org.nz or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram

A group of student members of NZEI Te Riu Roa entering a marae.

NEN Te Kupenga Rangatahi Hui 2022

NEN Te Kupenga Rangatahi Hui expressions of interest are closed for 2022.

Are you a student or early career educator? Do you want to learn more about how your union campaigns for change and how you can be active in it? 

Are you keen to network with other active new educators from around the country?

Expressions of interest open every year in March. Keep an eye out on the Facebook page for when this is live, or check out our events calendar.

Kick-start your career

Connect with other educators to learn, grown and thrive together.

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