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"Every week's papers bring another shock/horror story of beaten babies and youth gangs. How should we react? Emigration? Gated communities? Or by supporting solutions that work, that make lasting, positive changes in people's lives, as Great Potentials does?"

DAME LESLEY MAX CEO

PUBLICATIONS

Listener Article

Great Potentials is featured in the July 12-18 2014 issue of the Listener magazine! Click here to see the full article.

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The Ministry of Youth Development to support MATES Junior

MATES Junior mentees with Overland's Matt Hewitt

MATES Junior mentees with Overland’s Matt Hewitt

“I want to see young people across New Zealand have opportunities to develop their confidence and self-management skills, engage in positive activities, connect with their communities, and grow their leadership abilities,” Youth Affairs Minister, Hon Nikki Kaye says.

Click here to read the full story.

HIPPY grandfather recounts his experiences on the HIPPY programme

Here is a video featuring a grandfather we met in Buenos Aires. Watch as he speaks about his experience of doing the HIPPY programme with his grandchildren.

See the video here

Annual Report 2012 – 2013

Follow the link to read Dame Lesley Max’s report from Great Potentials’ Annual Report 2012-2013:

CEO’s Report Annual Report 2012 – 2013

For the full Annual Report 2012-2013, follow the link below:

Annual Report 2012-2013

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National Research and Evaluation Centre for HIPPY USA (NREC)

Follow the link below for research from the National Research and Evaluation Centre for HIPPY USA (NREC)

http://www.hippyresearchcenter.org/

NEWS & EVENTS

NZQA

NZQA Qualification for Tutors

Daisy Tjiptojuwono and Luisa Monk, with Hon. Paula Bennett and former Ranui Hippy Coordinator Karen Loughnan. Both Daisy and Louisa are former HIPPY tutors at Ranui who completed their Level 4 Certificate in Adult Education and Training in 2011.

Second-year HIPPY tutors now have the opportunity to gain formal recognition of their work in HIPPY, by combining that work with a course of study for the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training through the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.  This Level 4 NZQA qualification comprises six units of study, including the design, delivery and facilitation of sessions for adult learning, as well as facilitating individualised learning.

Tutors’ NZQA study is well supported within the HIPPY framework.  Their local coordinator and the HIPPY NZ Manager (Adult Education) provide guidance throughout their study as they gain an  understanding of how to apply their  learning, plan their study timetable, how to set out an essay and complete assignments.  

This NZQA qualification has become a valuable stepping stone towards further education and  work opportunities for those tutors undertaking the study.

Check out stories from tutors who are doing NZQA qualifications here

The 4 Legged Race 2014

 

The 2014 Auntsfield 4 Legged Race Saturday, 29th March in Clevedon.

The Auntsfield 4 Legged Race took place on Saturday 29th March. Thank you so much to everyone who supported the event! It was a fantastic day, with lots of fun had by all. Check out the official photos from the event on The 4 Legged Race website.

 

Australian Governor General Visits HIPPY!

On Monday, 27th February 2012, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor General of Australia, visited the HIPPY programme at Finlayson Park School, Manurewa. It was a wonderful morning, attended by HIPPY families, tutors and Coordinators from Finlayson Park and Papakura, as well as the newly established programme at Randwick Park, Manurewa. Dame Lesley Max, CEO, and National
Director of HIPPY, Jane Hall, and Finlayson Park Principal, Shirley Maihi, all addressed the gathering.

We were honoured to be given this opportunity to demonstrate a New Zealand HIPPY programme in action and we received very positive feedback from the Governor General. HIPPY programmes have been operating in Australia since 1998, having been set up with the assistance of HIPPY NZ and Great Potentials, so it was an opportunity to show the Governor General of Australia where the seeds of HIPPY in Australia began.

AMP Foundation invests in MATES

Great Potentials is delighted to announce AMP Foundation as a Major Partner through its sponsorship of the MATES Senior Programme for 2012.

AMP Foundation’s investment has enabled tertiary students to continue to provide inspiration (through MATES Senior) to secondary students from low-decile Auckland schools.

AMP Foundation representative, Veronica Ruddenklau, noted that the Foundation strongly believed in the importance of MATES.

“AMP Foundation is proud to support the MATES programme, which is achieving great results for disadvantaged young people in Auckland.”

Great Potentials’ CEO, Dame Lesley Max says the sponsorship by AMP Foundation is a “great gift to the young people of Auckland and a wonderful start to the 2012 year.

“We are deeply grateful to AMP Foundation for recognising the importance and potential of MATES.”

 

Slingshot Charity Golf Day 2011

The Slingshot Charity Golf Day, held on Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 at Titirangi Golf Course was a raging success – great weather, food and guests, some admirable golf and an entertaining auction to boot! Over $15,000 was raised for Great Potentials MATES Junior programme.

Sincere thanks to Slingshot and all our sponsors and to all who came along to support Great Potentials on the day. Check out all the photos on Great Potentials’ Facebook page.

To check out your team’s results – click here .

MEDIA CENTRE

The Parenting Gap

“The parenting gap is a big factor in the opportunity gap”

An interesting piece of research from Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard about the parenting gap.

http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2013/09/09-parenting-gap-social-mobility-wellbeing-reeves

One stop for families

Stuff.co.nz posted an article about the long-awaited Takanini Child and Family Centre, which will be built in Takanini by the end of this year.

Read the article here http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/papakura-courier/8387669/One-stop-for-families

Graduation Speech AUT University, 13.12.12

“Creating awareness is one thing. Creating solutions is another.”

Dame Lesley Max gave an inspiring speech to new graduates at the AUT graduation on 13.12.12.

Click here to read the full speech.

In her speech, Lesley refers to a speech by James Heckman, Nobel Prize winning economist. Find James Heckman’s speech here http://kidsnow.ky.gov/Pages/James-Heckman-Event.aspx

Coroner’s report on Kahui twins’ deaths – Dame Lesley speaks on Radio NZ National

25 July 2012

The coroner’s report on the deaths of the three-month-old Kahui twins has been released.  Simon Moore SC, Crown Solicitor for Auckland, Patrick Kelly, Auckland Starship Pediatrician and Clinical Director of the Child Protection Team and Great Potentials CEO, Dame Lesley Max, speak with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon.  Listen to the audio here (Dame Lesley starts at 21 mins).

Dad Finds HIPPY Helpful

Click here to view the article from the Norwest News, May 10, 2012

VIDEOS & DVDs

WHAT'S NEW

Listener Article

Great Potentials is featured in the July 12-18 2014 issue of the Listener magazine! Click here to see the full article.

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The Ministry of Youth Development to support MATES Junior

MATES Junior mentees with Overland's Matt Hewitt

MATES Junior mentees with Overland’s Matt Hewitt

“I want to see young people across New Zealand have opportunities to develop their confidence and self-management skills, engage in positive activities, connect with their communities, and grow their leadership abilities,” Youth Affairs Minister, Hon Nikki Kaye says.

Click here to read the full story.

2012-2013 Annual Report

Follow the link to read Dame Lesley Max’s report from Great Potentials’ Annual Report 2012-2013:

CEO’s Report Annual Report 2012 – 2013

For the full Annual Report 2012-2013, follow the link below:

Annual Report 2012-2013

 

Coroner’s report on Kahui twins’ deaths – Dame Lesley speaks on Radio NZ National

25 July 2012

The coroner’s report on the deaths of the three-month-old Kahui twins has been released.  Simon Moore SC, Crown Solicitor for Auckland, Patrick Kelly, Auckland Starship Pediatrician and Clinical Director of the Child Protection Team and Great Potentials CEO, Dame Lesley Max, speak with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon.  Listen to the audio here (Dame Lesley starts at 21 mins).