Become a Mind Lab Host School

We actively work to remove barriers for all New Zealand teachers who wish to advance their teaching practice.

One way we do this is by taking our Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning to every corner of New Zealand.

Host School Partnerships

We form partnerships with host schools all over the country and run our Postgrad Certificate from these schools. This means all teachers have equal access to the same fantastic education opportunity, without having to factor in costly travel or time off work to study in main centres. Thanks to our host schools, we’ve been able to run the programme everywhere from Kerikeri to Invercargill.

But we still have some ground to cover.

Will you help us? 

Advantages of becoming a host school

Receive four complimentary spots for your staff
Implement future-focused education in your area
Network & collaborate with like-minded leadership teams
Support equitable education access across New Zealand
“Ultimately participating, promoting and engaging deeply in professional learning is the single deliberate act of leadership that a principal can engage with that positively effects student outcomes.”

Bec KauKau, Prinicpal - Papakura Intermediate (Host School 2018)

How it works

Reach out and tell us if you’d like to be a host school.

Simply contact Lisa on lisa@themindlab.com and let her know you’re interested in hosting. Once we find a suitable host school, we will generate local interest – presenting to schools, Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako and Boards – while our host helps bring their own staff on board.

When we reach 35+ expressions of interest, we'll confirm the host school as a location.

As our facilitators often travel far and wide to make the magic happen, it’s important we have enough applicants as well as the support of our hosts. If we can turn that interest into 35+ applications, we’ll run the intake!

For the first 16 weeks of the programme, one weekly four-hour session is held at the host school.

This session is always held outside of school hours, and we'll arrange a helper to set up and clean down. The second 16 weeks are completed online.

Host School Requirements

Along with a great study space for up to 40 teachers, you’ll need to have:

  • Great WiFi
  • Lockable storage
  • Presentation equipment
  • Access to water for tea/coffee
  • Access to toilets until 8.30pm

I want my school to host The Mind Lab!

If you’re keen to become a host school for July 2019 or a future intake, drop our Outreach Manager Lisa an email today.