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Otago Girls' High School civics education


We believe there is a gap between the civic knowledge that students leave high school with and the knowledge they need to be engaged citizens in Aotearoa New Zealand. Though resources like the School Leavers’ Toolkit are useful we do not believe that civics lies only in the domain of those who have left or are leaving school. We believe that everyone - regardless of age or education level - should be able to engage with democratic processes and the sooner they start the better.

There is a growing recognition that civics needs to fit into school curriculum. However, this means teachers are required to develop specialty knowledge – alongside all the pressures of teaching environments. Our educators have this specialty knowledge and want to work with schools to deliver high quality civics education to your classroom.

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"Generation Vote provided a fabulous opportunity to enhance the experience and understanding of our government system for every student... [w]e unreservedly recommend the programme."
St Mary's College 2021 civics education
Julius Solia and Stephanie Lamond
Year 9 Social Studies Teachers, St. Mary's College
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Since 2019 we have taught hundreds of students at a range of schools and teaching institutions.

In the Ōtepoti | Dunedin and Otago Region, these include Columba College, the Dunedin Training Centre/Skillsec, Logan Park High School, Otago Girls’ High School, Queen’s High School, and Tokomairiro High School.

In Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington we have worked with St Mary's College, St Patrick's College, and Wellington Girls' College.

In 2024 we wish to expand the number of schools we work with - please reach out!

Ruby and Lucy at St Mary's College
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The Generation Vote Trust of Aotearoa is a registered charity (CC59021).