About us

Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading education consultancy provider

About Cognition Education 

Proudly owned by the not-for-profit Te Rau Puāwai Education Trust, our mission is to advance learning outcomes in New Zealand, with a special focus on supporting Māori learners. Embracing the rich cultural tapestry of Aotearoa New Zealand, Cognition Education celebrates diversity by integrating various traditions, perspectives, and values into the education landscape.

We are deeply committed to equity in education. At Cognition Education, we envision a New Zealand where fairness prevails, enabling every learner to succeed. We honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi by developing learning solutions that align with this vision, collaborating closely with educators to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel.

At Cognition Education, we believe that education is a collective journey, and we are dedicated to shaping a future where equity and inclusivity thrive.

“Cognition Education embraces diversity through a fusion of traditions, perspectives, and shared values. In our work across Aotearoa New Zealand, we connect communities, foster understanding, and contribute to the dynamic kete that shapes our schools.”

Dr. Lindsey Conner

Education Director APAC, Cognition Education

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Our Owners

Happy kids, happy country.

All our profits support the Te Rau Puāwai Education Trust to improve the opportunities and lives of children and young people around New Zealand. 

Te Rau Puāwai is the owner and shareholder in Cognition Learning Group and its subsidiaries. The commercial dividends generated by Cognition Learning Group fund the Trust’s programme of educational philanthropy.

The Trust’s mission is to improve the opportunities and lives of children and young people who are the future stewards of Aotearoa – New Zealand’s social and economic well-being.


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