Our goal is to establish NRT School of Creativity as a mainstream ‘school of special character’ so that we may keep our rangatahi and whanau engaged and included, and share our kaupapa with other educators. Currently our school is based in Otara, at the Faculty of Creative Arts at MIT, and is a hub of innovation in the alternative education sector. Here we provide immersive creative arts experiences for young people who otherwise have little to no access to the arts.
Through creativity we aim to instil authenticity, accountability and self-motivation in our young people. The way we teach and what we teach is guided by our core values of love, kindness, and compassion. This supports young people in transforming their own lives through education and creativity.
Key tertiary partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology
Pedagogical leadership from Executive Director, Sarah Longbottom
Four high-engagement projects reaching up to 36 rangatahi
Four arts access projects reaching up to 60 rangatahi
Intensive professional development and induction process for all staff, including self-care program