Colleges of Education: Wellington -Te Whanau o Ako Pai ki te Upoko o te Ika
Wellington College of Education is constituted under the Education Amendment Act 1990.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Mission Statement of Wellington College of Education specifies that it is to provide:
- quality leadership
- quality programmes
- quality support
In 1988, Wellington Teachers College became Wellington College of Education.
Wellington College of Education, Te Whnau Ako Pai Ki te poko Te Ika, is a tertiary educational institution which operates from a base campus at Karori with off-campus sites.
The College is responsible for teacher training and teacher professional development.
The range of qualifications offered includes undergraduate diplomas and degrees as well as post graduate qualifications.
The Council of the Wellington College of Education shall ensure that proper procedures are used in the preparation of the Charter, that it remains current, and that its principles are carried out in the Statement of Objectives developed by the Chief Executive, in accordance with the Council responsibilities set out in the Education Amendment Act 1990.
Membership of the Council is as follows:
- Chief Executive Officer and Principal
- Members appointed by the Minister of Education
- Student Nominee
- Academic Staff Nominee
- General Staff Nominee
- Pacific Island Nominee
- Te Atiawa Nominee
- Victoria University of Wellington Nominee
- Council of Combined Trade Unions Nominee
- Ngati Toa Nominee
- Education Employers Nominee
- Co-opted Member
- Employers Association Nominee
- ASTE Nominee.
SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMME
SCHOOL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION
The School of Early Childhood Teacher Education offers programmes which aim to develop people who are committed to the education of young children. Programmes are offered
SCHOOL OF PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
The School of Primary Teacher Education offers several ways of becoming an effective primary school teacher. Programmes are offered at diploma and degree level and Recognition of Prior Learning may be negotiated.
The Graduate School offers one year programmes, the pace and depth of which recognise the fact that those enrolled already have a New Zealand recognised university degree. Programmes are available for primary and secondary teacher education. A distance learning option is available.
SCHOOL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
The School of Special Education offers programmes and courses for qualified teachers from early childhood, primary and secondary sectors. They aim to help teachers develop skills in establishing inclusive, effective teaching environments for all children.
SCHOOL OF ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS
The School of Advanced Qualifications provides courses that are designed to provide continuing professional development for teachers.
SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES
A range of services is provided for teachers and schools in the Wellington region. This covers schools' self management, curriculum areas and assisting schools in the implementation of government policies relating to Maori education.
TEACHER RESOURCE CENTRES
There are two Teacher Resource Centres, one at Masterton (Wairarapa Education Resource Centre) and one on the Whitireia site at Porirua (Mana Education Centre). Both Centres provide library resources for educators, run in-service programmes and offer facilities for professional training.
The College Library is a specialised library which holds collections of professional education books, journals and resources related to education.
The Wellington College of Education Prospectus and Student Handbooks are published annually. The following documents are obtainable from the College.
- The Annual Report
- The Charter
- The Statement of Objectives.
- Council of the Wellington College of Education is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a common seal.
- Sub-Committees of College - Academic Board; Planning and Resources; Audit.
The Chief Executive
Wellington College of Education
PO Box 17 310
Phone: (04) 476 8699
Fax: (04) 476 7189