Across Te Rito Maioha’s 11 teaching bases, more than 650 students have been attending orientation and block courses as Semester 1 gets underway.
‘There’s been a real buzz across our bases, as there always is at this time of year,’ says Director Teaching and Learning, Rosina Merry.
‘Students are now well-prepared to study and interact with our teaching staff online, and apply their learning in the centres they are working in.
‘At Te Rito Maioha, most programmes require students to be working in an early childhood centre. This means they can ‘earn while they learn’ and put what they learn into practice.’
Year 1 Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) students at our Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington teaching base gave several great reasons for their decision to study with us.
One said, ‘I was referred by my employer. I have been a nanny for several years and was struggling to get an ECE job because I am unqualified.’
Another student said, ‘I am changing my career. As a single parent, working and studying online really works for me. I also like your bicultural approach and the fact you are well-established.
‘My employer also said study with you rather than at a polytech because you provide better understanding and knowledge.’