Welcome to Cognition Education New Zealand

He Kohara ki te ako

We are on a mission to improve the lives of ākonga and their whānau by inspiring educators and leaders to change the way they teach. Ready to join us?

Cognition Education New Zealand (part of the Cognition Education Group), is a Ministry of Education accredited provider of Professional Learning and Development with a track record of developing cutting-edge teaching solutions for school leaders, teachers and students.  

We work alongside you and your school or Kāhui Ako to develop customised and innovative learning pathways to suit your needs.

professional development for school leaders

NEW National Priority Areas

Our team of experts can support your school from the funding submission to developing a unique solution for your school – all aligned with the MOE National Priorities. Find out more about the new National Priorities:

Cultural Capability


Local Curriculum Design


Assessment for Learning


Digital Fluency


te pataka

Growing knowledge through Te Pātaka.

Cognition’s number one goal is to fill the hearts and feed the minds of educators and learners. Through Te Pātaka, we’re growing collaborative best practice solutions for your school and Kāhui Ako from our storehouse of research based offerings.  

Online PLD Delivery
Face to Face PLD Delivery
Blended PLD Delivery

PLD Your Way

What PLD delivery method suits your school best? We offer online PLD, face to face PLD or a combination of both.

“We are thrilled that this work is starting to pay dividends for our learners and now that effective oral language pedagogy is embedded in our practice, it is time to let it grow.“

Shane Bailie

Principal, Hokitika Primary

“Our focus on Cognition Education’s Relationships First programme and observation experience has been positive for teachers, and for many it has shed a new light on a different way of teaching.” 

Daniel Wilson

Principal, Nayland College

“We are able to design a curriculum that allows all of us to have a say as to how it was driven. That gives more of a whānau feeling.”

Rosina Wikaira

Principal, Homai College