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                                                                                                                                   Visions for Successful Business and School Partnerships    2
                                                                                                                                   Letter from the Prime Minister, Helen Clark                4

dedicated to                                                                                                                       Letter from the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard

                                                                                                                                   Purpose of this Guide


     making a difference                                                                                                           How to use this Guide

                                                                                                                                   Section One – Implementing the Vision

                                                                                                                                   Guidelines for Forming a Partnership                       8
                                                                                                                                   Implementation steps                                      10

                                                                                                                                   Section Two – Partnerships:                               13
What is the NZBCSD?                                              Our aims                                                          Governance Partnerships                                   13
The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable                 Our objectives and strategic directions, based on this            Mentoring Partnerships                                    14
Development (NZBCSD), established in May 1999, is a coalition    dedication, include:                                              Education Enhancement Partnerships                        16
of leading businesses united by a shared commitment to           Business leadership – to be the leading business advocate                 Kiwi Can                                          17
sustainable development via the three pillars of economic        on issues connected with sustainable development.                         Project K                                         18
growth, environmental protection and social progress.            Policy development – to participate in policy development                 Books in Homes                                    20
Membership of the Council is listed on page 40 of this guide.    in order to create a framework that allows business to                    Young Enterprise Scheme                           21
                                                                 contribute effectively to sustainable development.                        Enterprise Studies                                22
The NZBCSD is a partner organisation to the World Business       Best practice – to demonstrate business progress in                       Primary Enterprise Programme                      24
Council for Sustainable Development, a coalition of 150          environmental and resource management and corporate               Vocational Partnerships                                   26
international companies with members drawn from more than        social responsibility and to share leading-edge practices         Scholarship Partnerships                                  28
30 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. We also benefit    among our members.                                                        First Foundation Project                          28
from the WBCSD’s global network of 30 national and regional      Global outreach – to contribute to a sustainable future for       Sponsorship Partnerships                                  30
business councils and partner organisations, involving some      developing nations and nations in transition.
                                                                                                                                   Section Three – Facilitators                              32
700 business leaders globally.
                                                                                                                                   Partners New Zealand Trust                                32
                                                                 What is a Successful Business                                     Regional Partnership Facilitator Organisations            34
Our mission                                                      and School Partnership?                                           Youth Mentoring Associations                              36
To provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward
                                                                 A Successful Business and School Partnership is a strategic
sustainable development, and to promote eco-efficiency,                                                                            Further Resources                                         38
                                                                 commitment by a business to a school for mutual benefit.
innovation and responsible entrepreneurship.                                                                                       Examples of NZBCSD Members’ Involvement                   39
                                                                 Partnerships are about empowering our young people to

                                                                 contribute to a sustainable New Zealand. NZBCSD members           NZBCSD Member Companies and Council members               40
                                                                 and other businesses are encouraged to participate in fostering

                                                                 business and school partnerships through initiatives that match

                                                                 their resources with the needs of individual schools.

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A vision for successful business and school partnerships                                                                                                                                                                                    NZBCSD – successful business and school partnerships

                                                                                                                                                                                                            We were one of the early companies              New Zealand working with schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                            to commit to the New Zealand Business           and communities in various ways.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Council of Sustainable Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This guide is designed to make it
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and have already published our first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            easier for businesses throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                                            triple bottom line sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Zealand to find ways in which
                                                                                                                                                                                                            development report.

               visions for                                                                                                                                                                                  The company operates ten processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            plants mostly at smaller centres around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            they can work within their own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            communities on particular programmes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            that may suit their location and ability
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the North and South Islands. In four            to resource some of the options outlined.

    successful business                                                                                                                              Eric Barratt, NZBCSD
                                                                                                                                                     Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Sanford Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                            locations (Kaeo, Coromandel, Havelock
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Bluff) we are the major employer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            We therefore employ many family
                                                                                                                                                                                                            members, friends and colleagues that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            By working with schools we believe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            business can play a vital role in assisting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the education system to make the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            meaningful contribution possible to the

       and school partnerships
                                                                                                                                                                                                            have a vital interest in the future of their    future of society in New Zealand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            community. The future of these towns
                                                                                                                                                                                                            is closely linked to the success of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            children and their ability to learn in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            successful and positive environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            We became a sponsor of the Successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Business and School Partnerships project
                                                                                                                                                                                                            when we were lucky enough to hear               Eric Barratt, NZBCSD
                                                              are more able to contribute towards        would enable them to contribute to                                                                 about the successes of a number of              Vice-Chairman and Managing Director
                                                              sustainable development in their various   Successful Business and School                                                                     companies in different regions of               Sanford Limited
                                                              stakeholder capacities, whether as         Partnerships. By also reporting on
                                                              employees or business owners,              NZBCSD business involvement in this
                                                              consumers, or citizens.                    area we are able to facilitate ‘learning
                                                                                                         by sharing’ amongst NZBCSD
                                                              The NZBCSD Leadership Forum of
                                                                                                         businesses. The result is this Successful
                                                              50 stakeholders from business,
                                                                                                         Business and School Partnerships guide
                                                              Government and society held in February
                                                                                                         and the Successful Business and School
                                                              2000 produced a vision for a Sustainable
                                                                                                         Partnerships project area on the
                                                              New Zealand. This vision identifies an
                                                                                                         NZBCSD website.
                                                              educated society as a critical success
                                                              factor. (Refer to diagram shown below).    I believe that businesses have a            Perhaps no other business and education                making education accessible to those
    Stephen Tindall, NZBCSD Chairman and Founding                                                        tremendous opportunity and a social
    Director of The Warehouse Limited                         At the Forum we heard the story of                                                     partnership will have a greater impact on              among us who may currently believe it is
                                                                                                         responsibility to work with schools to      the young citizens of New Zealand than                 beyond their reach. This programme
                                                              the partnership between Fletcher
                                                                                                         enhance education in New Zealand.           the NZBCSD Successful Business and                     will go a very long way to motivate and
    The NZBCSD is dedicated to making                         Challenge and Tangaroa College.
                                                                                                         At The Warehouse we have committed          School Partnership. It is by the hands of              encourage our potentially vulnerable
    a difference in creating a Sustainable                    Inspired by this example the NZBCSD
                                                                                                         significant resources to such               our young people that the vision of a                  young people to engage in that exciting
    New Zealand. The education of our                         decided to document and report,
                                                                                                         partnerships. In addition to benefiting     Sustainable New Zealand will become                    challenging and difficult educational
    young people is a critical step towards                   both initially and on an ongoing basis,
                                                                                                         those we have worked with we have           a reality.                                             journey that will benefit their lives, their
    fulfiling the NZBCSD’s vision. A better-                  on initiatives available to NZBCSD
                                                                                                         also gained a great deal ourselves.                                                                future and our New Zealand community.
    educated population means citizens                        members and other businesses that                                                      This initiative will significantly
                                                                                                         I commend this guide to all business                                                               I encourage your participation and
                                                                                                                                                     contribute to a constructive vision for
                                                                                                         leaders and encourage you to use                                                                   commitment to Successful Business and
                                                    ECONOMY                                                                                          New Zealand’s future by giving an
                                                                                                                                                                                                            School Partnerships. New Zealand and
                                                                                                         it in selecting and forming partnerships    educational boost to those in need of
                                                    Knowledge-intensive                                                                                                                                     its young citizens deserve nothing less.
                                                    Responsive                                           with schools in order to make a             assistance, thus, AUT wholeheartedly
                                                    Niche-focused                                        difference for a Sustainable                endorses the NZBCSD’s Successful
                                                    Clustered                                            New Zealand.                                Business and School Partnerships and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dr John Hinchcliff, Vice-Chancellor,
                                                                                                                                                     commends the NZBCSD for their vision                                                                   Auckland University of Technology –
                                    Wealth is created             Kiwis are confident
                                      sustainably                  & entrepreneurial                                                                 and commitment. We look forward to
              ENVIRONMENT                                                               SOCIETY                                                      being an active participant in the


                    Stretch goals for:                                                  Proactive                                                    successful development of the initiative.
                     Waste reduction                                                    Educated
                                                    Everyone walks                      Networked                                                    For me personally, this initiative                     Dr John Hinchcliff, Vice-Chancellor,
                Air and water quality                  the talk                                          Stephen Tindall, NZBCSD Chairman
                    Energy efficiency                                                   Diverse          and Founding Director of                    resonates significantly with my vision for             Auckland University of Technology
                          Biodiversity                                                  Caring
                                                                                                         The Warehouse Limited

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the purpose of this guide                                                                                                                       how to use this guide

    the purpose of this guide                                                                                                                       how to use this guide

                                                       with schools. In meeting this need, a           guide through their respective liaison       The guide is divided into three sections: implementing the vision;
                                                       project team was set up to undertake a          delegates Shane Walsh, who chaired the
                                                                                                                                                    partnerships; and facilitators.
                                                       literature review, research the details of a    project team, and Richard Morley-Hall.
                                                       wide-range of partnerships, and obtain
                                                       input from educationalists and                  The NZBCSD has enjoyed the support of         Section One – Implementing the Vision
                                                       businesses. The result is this first business   the Auckland University of Technology
                                                                                                                                                    This section provides an overall picture of the Successful Business and
                                                       and school partnerships guide written by        (AUT) in the creation of this guide. AUT,
                                                       business leaders for New Zealand                under the leadership of Dr John              School Partnerships initiative, defines the objectives of Successful
                                                       business decision-makers. This guide will       Hinchcliff, has been a pioneer in this
                                                       help businesses choose the best option          field. For example, it initiated The New     Business and School Partnerships, explains the various partnership types,
                                                       for their partnerships with schools. These      Zealand Centre for Business Ethics and
                                                                                                                                                    identifies the steps involved in creating a partnership and summarises
                                                       partnerships can then be recorded and           Sustainable Development. The Auckland
                                                       shared through the Successful Business          University of Technology has contributed     the initiatives that NZBCSD businesses are already involved in.
    Dr Rodger Spiller, NZBCSD Executive Director and   and School Partnerships project database        substantial resources to this guide
    Managing Director, Money Matters
                                                       on the NZBCSD website, which was                including Faye Langdon’s and Alison
                                                                                                                                                     Section Two – Partnerships
    Investing in education provides                    created as part of this project to provide      Strother’s time.
    substantial returns. The NZBCSD                    for ongoing sharing and learning.                                                            Whilst developing this guide we classified the diverse range of
    Successful Business and School                                                                     This initiative benefited greatly from the
    Partnerships initiative seeks to promote           We encourage you to use this guide              expertise of educationalist Ann Dunphy
                                                                                                                                                    partnership opportunities available into six generic categories –
    this investment by New Zealand                     and our website as a basis for furthering       who worked as Project Officer and the        governance, mentoring, education enhancement, vocational,
    businesses to create a win-win for                 your contribution to realising the              editorial services of Catherine Gunn.
    business and society. As a country we              vision of Successful Business and               A special thank-you to all those who         scholarship, and sponsorship. This section of the guide has been divided
    want to earn more and to do this we all            School Partnerships and a Sustainable           work so hard in the business and school
                                                                                                                                                    into six subsections which explain and describe each partnership type.
    need to learn more. To help this dream             New Zealand.                                    partnership field and have cooperated
    become reality, NZBCSD members and                                                                 so generously in the preparation of
    other businesses are encouraged to                 Acknowledgements                                this guide.                                   Section Three – Facilitators
    become involved in school partnerships.            On behalf of the NZBCSD I wish to
                                                                                                                                                    Skilled personnel are available from a number of organisations who can
                                                       acknowledge the tremendous                      As the NZBCSD Executive representative
    This guide responds to a need identified           contributions of the Successful Business        on this project I greatly appreciated        be utilised to help facilitate partnerships between businesses and schools.
    by NZBCSD members for a                            and School Partnerships project team.           the contributions of the other team
    comprehensive document for businesses              NZBCSD member businesses Sanford                members and my colleagues at the             This section profiles these organisations and the services they provide.
    interested in developing partnerships              and The Warehouse championed this               NZBCSD Executive.

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    section one –                                                                                                                             and the school learns from the
                                                                                                                                              business. There is unique value in
                                                                                                                                                                                            contribution to New Zealand is
                                                                                                                                                                                            essential for their sense of purpose.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         4. New skills for existing employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           from interaction with educators
                                                                                                                                              personal relationships between the                                                           and students.
                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Care for the environment and

                  implementing the vision                                                                                                     business and the school. Ideally,
                                                                                                                                              partnerships are about real
                                                                                                                                              involvement from both partners.
                                                                                                                                                                                            the community they live in. The
                                                                                                                                                                                            NZBCSD emphasises the importance
                                                                                                                                                                                            of protecting our environment. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Enhanced ability to attract and retain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the best employees because of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           demonstrated social responsibility.
                                                                                                                                           8. Provide outcomes that are                     essential that the next generation has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         6. Better relationships with Government
                                                                                                                                              measurable and auditable. As with             this ethic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           because Ministers will appreciate
                                                                                                                                              any business undertaking objectives
                                                                                                                                                                                         6. Possess an enhanced                            business supporting their policy
                                                                                                                                              should be defined, results measured
                                                                                                                                                                                            understanding of the world                     directions.
                                                                                                                                              and improvements made as a result of
                                                                                                                                                                                            beyond school. Exposure to other
                                                                                                                                              the audit. This assists with ongoing                                                       7. Skills directly offered by students
                                                                                                                                                                                            sectors such as business will mean
                                                                                                                                              continuous improvement and the                                                               through projects, activities and
                                                                                                                                                                                            young people will be given the
                                                                                                                                              achievement of better outcomes.                                                              creative problem solving.
                                                                                                                                                                                            opportunity to witness wider
                                                                                                                                                                                            relationships and dynamics.                  8. Assisting with the education of future
                                                                                                                                           Outcomes for Students
                                                                                                                                                                                            This will help them to develop                 employees, to build higher skills in a
                                                                                                                                           The initiative may lead to fulfiling the
                                                                                                                                                                                            increased motivation to grasp                  future workforce which will be better
                                                                                                                                           following outcomes for students:
                                                                                                                                                                                            life’s opportunities.                          able to contribute to a sustainable
    Guidelines for                                however, the primary, intermediate         5. Assist with strengthening the              1. Possess a positive attitude towards
                                                                                                                                                                                         7. Recognise opportunities for future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           New Zealand community.
                                                  and secondary schools are the focus          governance and management of                   life and learning. There is a strong
    Forming a                                     of this guide, because it is compulsory      the school. NZBCSD members and                 correlation between positive mental
                                                                                                                                                                                            education and employment. Many               9. Developing a competitive business
                                                                                                                                                                                            of the initiatives in this guide provide       advantage through being based in a
    Partnership                                   for all New Zealanders to be schooled        other businesses have many strengths           attitudes and success in school, work
                                                                                                                                                                                            specific opportunities for young               better-educated, socially-healthier,
    To assist businesses considering              during the years from six to 16.             in governance and management.                  and life in general.
                                                                                                                                                                                            people to experience the working               clean and green New Zealand.
    initiatives that contribute to Successful                                                  These skills are of great use to schools,
                                                3. Focus on lower decile schools. The                                                      2. Set goals and possess the skills              world. This makes learning relevant
    Business and School Partnerships the                                                       particularly in lower socio-economic
                                                  decile system was established by the                                                        needed to achieve them. These are             and gives young people a sense of
    following guidelines, outcomes for                                                         areas, where the local community
                                                  Ministry of Education and categorises                                                       vital life skills for all young people        direction beyond school.
    students and benefits for business have
                                                  schools into deciles from one to ten.
                                                                                               may not be able to supply adequate
                                                                                                                                              to learn.
    developed. The NZBCSD Successful and                                                       specialist business expertise to the
    School Partnership team developed this
                                                  Deciles are based on the socio-
                                                                                               Board of Trustees. Furthermore,             3. Succeed and excel, regardless of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Benefits for Business                          Steps
                                                  economic status of the community                                                                                                       Businesses may receive the following
    framework in consideration with                                                            this is an excellent method for                the odds. It is essential for young
                                                  as measured in the census – the                                                                                                        benefits from their involvement in school      Businesses have different resources and
    educationalists.                                                                           empowering the school to become                people to learn that they must work
                                                  lower the decile the lower the socio-                                                                                                  partnerships:                                  circumstances. It is important to make
                                                                                               more self-sufficient.                          hard and be determined to succeed.
                                                  economic ranking. Parents and the                                                                                                                                                     sure these fit with the type of partnership
    Guidelines for Selecting                                                                                                                  If they have this ethic, they are more     1. Goodwill towards businesses that
                                                  community in lower decile areas are        6. Strengthening links between                                                                                                             being undertaken. In this section
    an Initiative                                                                                                                             likely to be happy and to move on             make a positive contribution to
                                                  likely to have fewer specialist business     the business sector and schools.                                                                                                         decision-makers can learn about the
    Initiatives may meet the following                                                                                                        and up in the world.                          the community.
                                                  skills and resources to contribute to        Businesses and schools need to work                                                                                                      first steps towards setting up a new
                                                  schools, so the NZBCSD encourages            in tandem. By doing so, young               4. Have pride in their country and the        2. Increased support from customers,           partnership.
                                                  initiatives that focus on these areas        people will become increasingly                contribution they can make. Having            suppliers, shareholders and other
    1. Provide a ‘hand up’ not just a ‘hand                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Determine resource
                                                  where there is the greatest need.            aware of and interested in career              a sense of identity and purpose is vital      stakeholders.
       out’. Successful partnerships are not                                                                                                                                                                                               commitment – Decide what
                                                                                               pathways. Both the education and               for people to live a happy life. The
       only about donating money but are        4. Show on-going commitment in                                                                                                           3. Existing employees learning more               resources, such as time and money,
                                                                                               business sectors are vital participants        vision of a sustainable New Zealand
       concerned with empowering schools          contrast to a one-off programme.                                                                                                          about their community and thereby              you are able to commit to a
                                                                                               and partners in a sustainable                  involves everyone in society making
       and students to become stronger,           An on-going commitment will help                                                                                                          learning about their current and               partnership. Identify the champions
                                                                                               New Zealand.                                   a difference. Showing young people
       more self-sufficient and successful.       business and young people build a                                                                                                         future customers.
                                                                                                                                              that they can make a positive
                                                  relationship. In turn, students are        7. Involve representatives from the
    2. Focus on primary, intermediate and
                                                  more likely to learn from a                  business. By involving business
       secondary schools. Businesses are
                                                  partnership where there is a                 personnel there is the opportunity
       also encouraged to support early
                                                  relationship of trust and familiarity.       for a two-way process of learning.
       childhood and tertiary education,
                                                                                               Company staff learn from the school

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       from within your business since                           i. Governance – These partnerships                        iii. Education Enhancement –                  ground where they can work              4. Making contact – This is the most              the needs of both parties. It is
       these people will be the ones whose                           assist the work of school                                 The school benefits from such a           together on areas of mutual               important implementation step.                  important to keep these achievable,
       energy and commitment are crucial                             management and Boards of                                  partnership through an additional         benefit. Often this involves a            At this stage you must decide who to            even if this means modest
       for success. There is the opportunity                         Trustees (BOT), particularly in                           teaching programme which                  project where students gain               contact to develop the partnership.             goals initially.
       to use specialist facilitator                                 areas where schools cannot easily                         enhances the existing curriculum.         measurable outcomes in a                  There are three choices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6. Recording your involvement –
       organisations to assist with any                              access the services, advice and                           This programme may be delivered           curriculum area, while working in         i. If you already know which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The NZBCSD believes in learning
       partnership. Refer to section three,                          support that tend to be more                              by teachers through business              an authentic business environment            school you would like to work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   by sharing. Therefore we would like
       page 32, for further details.                                 readily available in other                                support, or businesses may fund           with hands-on support from the               with make contact with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   you to record your involvement on
                                                                     communities. Partners from                                delivery by specialist instructors        partner business.                            principal to arrange a meeting.
     2. Determine type of partnership –                                                                                                                                                                                                                            our website. Refer to the NZBCSD
                                                                     the company are likely to join                            working in partnership with the                                                        At this meeting you can negotiate
       Having considered your resource                                                                                                                                v. Scholarship – Businesses can                                                              website which
                                                                     a school’s BOT or serve on a                              school. Businesses can form a                                                          a match between your interests
       commitment consult the Partnership                                                                                                                                award scholarships to individual                                                          provides information on how to
                                                                     foundation that empowers                                  generic education enhancement                                                          and the needs of the school.
       Summary Table to identify the type                                                                                                                                students. Their future is supported                                                       do so.
                                                                     local people.                                             programme with a partner school,
       of partnership that best fits your                                                                                                                                by an investment in their tertiary        ii. If there is a programme you
                                                                                                                               or they can become involved with                                                                                                  7. Reviewing success – As with all
       resource commitment. The types                             ii. Mentoring – Partnerships of                                                                        education as well as holiday work,           would like to become involved in
                                                                                                                               one of the six existing specific                                                                                                    business initiatives it is important that
       of partnerships are defined below.                            this type have developed to help                                                                    plus career and study guidance               you can meet with the
                                                                                                                               programmes:                                                                                                                         the outcomes of your partnership are
                                                                     students reach their full potential                                                                 from the partnering business.                representatives of the programme,
       Summary of types of partnership                                                                                         •   Kiwi Can                                                                                                                        measured. The goals of the
                                                                     if they happen to come from                                                                                                                      who are listed in section two of
       There are many different examples                                                                                       •   Project K                          vi. Sponsorship – This type of                                                               partnership, which were agreed upon
                                                                     backgrounds that might not have                                                                                                                  this guide. There is detailed
       of initiatives where businesses and                                                                                     •   Books in Homes                        partnership looks at how firms can                                                        at the outset, should be periodically
                                                                     provided them with the insight                                                                                                                   information about each type of
       schools have formed partnerships.                                                                                       •   Young Enterprise Scheme               offer financial support to a school,                                                      reviewed. The NZBCSD encourages
                                                                     into their potential for further                                                                                                                 partnership in section two.
       For the purpose of this guide these                                                                                     •   Enterprise Studies                    particularly those in remote or                                                           businesses to include these successes
                                                                     study and career opportunities                                                                                                                   Opportunities exist to develop
       have been classified into six                                                                                           •   Primary Enterprise Programme          low-decile areas, via the goods and                                                       as part of their published sustainable
                                                                     that mentoring can offer.                                                                                                                        partnerships that fit within the
       categories. Each partnership is                                                                                                                                   services that a business can offer in                                                     development reporting.
                                                                     Mentor relationships are often                        iv. Vocational – In this type of                                                           structure of these programmes.
       analysed in full in section two of                                                                                                                                order to improve a school’s
                                                                     associated with some other                                partnership the business and a
       this guide.                                                                                                                                                       resource base.                            iii.If you are unsure which school or
                                                                     form of partnership.                                      local school seek to find common
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      partnership suits your business
                                                                                                                                                                    3. What are other businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      you can contact an independent
                                                                                                                                                                      doing? Consult the table on
        Partnership Summary Table                                                                                                                                                                                     facilitator organisation who can
                                                                                                                                                                      the last page of this guide and
        Resource Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                         give you advice. If you wish, the
                                                                                                                                                                      refer to the NZBCSD website
        Annual Financial           Staff Time              Types of Partnerships        Programme                   Operation Area             Facilitation                                                           facilitator can also guide you in
        Contribution†              Requirements*                                                                                                                      ( to ascertain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      implementing any partnership.
        Nil                        Medium                  Governance                   Generic                     Nationwide                 Not required           what partnerships and initiatives
        Nil                        Medium                  Vocational                   Generic                     Nationwide                 Optional               other NZBCSD businesses are                5. Setting Objectives – At this stage
        Nil                        High                    Mentoring                    Generic                     Nationwide                 Optional
                                                                                                                                                                      involved in. This table will help            it is essential that mutual objectives
        Programme dependent        Medium                  Education Enhancement        Generic                     Nationwide                 Optional
                                                                                                                                                                      you to ensure that your methods              for the partnership are agreed
        $50,000 pa                 Low                                                  Kiwi Can                    Nationwide                 Included
        normally shared                                                                                                                                               complement what other businesses             between the parties. These objectives
        $2,500 per student         Not required                                         Project K                   Auckland                   Included               are doing and will avoid any                 will be the measures to identify the
                                   unless mentoring
                                                                                                                                                                      duplication of partnerships.                 success of the activity. The success
        Average $3,000             Optional                                             Books in Homes              Nationwide                 Included
        per school                                                                                                                                                    Furthermore, the table provides              of any partnership depends on the
        Nil                        Medium                                               Young Enterprise Scheme     Nationwide                 Optional               contacts who can give you guidance           development of activities that meet
        Nil                        Low                                                  Enterprise Studies          Nationwide                 Included               on programmes.
        Nil                        Low                                                  Primary Enterprise          Nationwide                 Included
        Programme dependent        Low                     Scholarship                  Generic                     Nationwide                 Optional
        $4,000 per student         Medium                                               First Foundation            Auckland                   Included
        for 3 years                                                                     Project
        Programme Dependent Low                            Sponsorship                  Generic                     Nationwide                 Not required
        *NB (these are estimates only): Low=less than 20 hours per annum; Medium=20-40 hours per annum; High=more than 40 hours per year
        †NB   this relates to the direct cost of the programme and excludes business incidental expenses, such as travel and hospitality

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                  Implementation Steps Flowchart

                  This flowchart summaries the             Determine
                  implementation steps outlined             resource
                  previously.                             commitment
                                                         (people and time)

                                                        Determine type
                                                                                                                                                                section two –
                                                        of partnership
                                                          (see summary of
                                                        types of partnership,
                                                              page 10)                                                                                                      partnerships
                                                          Check what
                                                        other businesses
                                                           are doing
                                                         (refer to page 39
                                                            and website

                                                           Do you have a
                                                                                                                                Governance Partnerships
                  Do you have                                                                            Do you have a
                   a type of                              school in mind                                 partnership to
                                             No           that you would                Yes               develop with
                                                                                                                                Brief Description
                   in mind?                                like to form a                                 this school?          Governance Partnerships involves                    Board of Trustees is the visible symbol          Programme Benefits
                                                             partnership                                                        members of businesses providing their               of this type of partnership. It entails          Governance advice feeds directly into
                                                                                                                                skills, expertise and advice to their               long-term commitment with an                     the Board of Trustees at low-decile
                                                                                                                                partner school. Membership on the                   annual review.                                   schools, bringing expertise and specialist

                                                                                                                                    Fletcher Building and Governance                                                                                                CASE STUDY

                      No                          Yes                                 Yes                          No
                                                                                                                                    Following a 1995 TV Programme about the          Under Tomorrow’s Schools the education         The Board of Trustees have co-opted an
                                                                                                                                    plight of some South Auckland schools under      bureaucracy was disintegrated and the          executive from Fletcher Building to be a
                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow’s Schools, Fletcher Building            community, through a Board of Trustees,        member of the Board and two of Fletcher’s
                                                                                                                                    approached Tangaroa College to see what          was expected to supply the required            senior executives (Bill Roest and Bob
                      Contact a            Contact                                   Contact the            Contact the             they could do. A partnership was then            expertise to assist the school. Fletcher       Linton) share the responsibility. They take
                    facilitator for      programme                                principal and/or       principal and/or           developed which has expanded greatly while       Building soon discovered that this was an      turns attending meetings to assist in
                 further guidance        co-ordinator                           facilitator to discuss facilitator to discuss       remaining true to its founding principles.       impossible task for the Principal and Board    advising on financial matters, building and
                   (see page 32)                                                  the partnership      partnership options                                                           of Tangaroa College.                           property contracts, search for materials and
                                                                                                        and set objectives          From the beginning, Jim Peters, the                                                             staff concerns.
                                                                                                                                    Principal at the time, said that whilst more     The partnership statement, which was
                                                                                                                                    money for facilities, books and buildings        drawn up in those early discussions with the   These senior executives, in turn, have
                                                        Once your initiative
                                                                                                                                    would be appreciated, more important             Principal and management staff,                identified appropriate expertise within
                                                          is underway,
                                                           record your                                                              from the school’s point of view would be         underpinned all of the activities which have   Fletcher Building or associated suppliers
                                                          involvement:                                                              advice and expertise on a whole range            been undertaken over the last six years.       who have been able to assist the school.
                                                                                                         of issues.                                       This commitment, the relationship and
                                                                                                                                                                                     activities over the previous year, are
                                                                                                                                    As a newly appointed Principal trained as an     reviewed annually, and a plan of action for
                                                                                                                                    educator, Jim was expected to run an             the coming year agreed.
                                                                                                                                    enterprise with land and buildings worth
                                                           Review the
                                                         success of your                                                            $5m, an annual budget of more than $1m,          The Fletcher Building/Tangaroa governance
                                                           partnership                                                              a team of 45 professionals and support staff,    relationship is an example of how business
                                                                                                                                    plus 450 students and a whole community          thinking and resources transfer readily to
                                                                                                                                    demanding better education for their kids.       the school situation.

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     business experience. Such advice is           NZBCSD business Fletcher Building            phone 09 255 0404 or email                   Other locations:                                 development/resiliency-building as their              Evaluation Methods
     particularly important for low decile         initiated this type of partnership with                  Refer to Youth Mentoring Associations in         aim, through focused sessions and                     Particular to each programme.
     schools, as they may not otherwise have       Tangaroa College in 1996. While the                                                       Section Three (Facilitators) of this guide.      shared activities at least once per                   Computer measurement tools, which
     access to these resources. The entire         associated mentoring is highly visible,      Target Groups                                                                                 fortnight. Currently, schools with                    measure the self-esteem of young people
     school benefits from this long-term           the behind the scenes work of senior         Schools in low-decile (lowest income)        Target Groups                                    programmes tend to have at least a                    and are easy to use and cost-effective,
     commitment, both directly                     executives serving on the Board of           communities.                                 Students in low-decile secondary                 dozen students participating and some                 are available from the New Zealand
     and indirectly.                               Trustees (BOT) is even more significant.                                                  schools, particularly at senior level            have more than thirty. However,                       Centre for Notational Analysis,
                                                   For further information contact              Student Numbers, Programme                   where subject choice and motivation              mentoring is not dependent on a                       phone 09 815 5900.
     Business Personnel                            Merv Taiaroa at Fletcher Building phone      Duration and Frequency                       depend upon having a realistic                   minimum number of students.
     Involvement                                   025 273 4775 or email       Long-term, throughout the year.              understanding of opportunities.                                                                        Comparison Against Guidelines
     This involves the ongoing role of senior                                                                                                                                                 Contacts                                              for Partnerships and Outcomes
     management on the Board of Trustees,          At Southern Cross Campus (formerly           Evaluation Methods                           Student Numbers, Programme                       Contact an individual school or one of                for Students
     and other staff for specific tasks as needs   known as Nga Tapuwae College) the            All parties in the examples above are very   Duration and Frequency                           the facilitators listed in section three of           This programme meets all partnership
     are identified.                               same needs were evident as existed           satisfied with the partnership and formal    Most mentoring programmes run on                 this guide.                                           guidelines except ‘governance and
                                                   at Tangaroa, however, support offers         evaluation by the Ministry of Education      an annual cycle, with personal                                                                         management’ which is not applicable to
     Cost to Participate                           came from a range of individuals rather      has yielded very positive results.                                                                                                                  most Mentoring Partnerships. Can meet
     No financial cost. Time and skills.           than a single large corporate, so these                                                                                                                                                          all the outcomes for students.
                                                   have been drawn together into a              Comparison Against Guidelines                    Mentoring – What’s in it for Fletcher Building?                              CASE STUDY
     Current Situation                             collective working partnership –             for Partnerships and Outcomes                                                                                                                       Further Comments
                                                                                                                                                 This was not a question which occurred       requests are made from time to time to
     Auckland, decile one schools                  known at Southern Cross Campus               for Students                                                                                                                                        Businesses have a choice of
                                                                                                                                                 to the two executives who saw the TV         put the company name on prizes and
     Tangaroa College, Otara.                      as the Foundation model. For further         Governance Partnerships meet all                                                                                                                    becoming involved in existing
                                                                                                                                                 programme on the plight of South             newsletters where it helps to show
     Southern Cross Campus, Mangere.               information contact John Clark               the guidelines under schools. However,           Auckland schools back in 1995. They          parents as employees and customers                    mentoring programmes or creating
                                                   at Southern Cross Campus                     the outcomes for students are                    simply thought: “We should be able to        that this large business is supporting a              a new programme.
                                                                                                largely indirect.                                do something to help them!”                  local school.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Fletcher/Tangaroa mentoring
                                                                                                                                                 The initial request from the Principal       The school has assisted the company in

     Mentoring Partnerships                                                                                                                      of Tangaroa College for Fletchers to
                                                                                                                                                 encourage sixth and seventh formers to
                                                                                                                                                                                              a number of ways: their cultural groups
                                                                                                                                                                                              have performed at business social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    partnership is widely seen as ‘state-of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the-art’ and information is willingly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    shared – including the school’s brochure
                                                                                                                                                 keep studying, led to the mentoring          occasions, their very accomplished band
     Brief Description                             are mentoring. The communities of            Cost to Participate                              programme being established. Fletchers       has played at an executive’s farewell                 and powerpoint presentation.
     Through the support of people who take        both organisations are enriched by           Time, skills, and money (mostly for              say they have never had any problem          function, their artworks have been

     a special interest in them, students are      this partnership.                            hospitality and travel costs). Other             finding young graduates who are keen         treasured by those employees lucky
                                                                                                                                                 to participate.                              enough to receive them as gifts.
     assisted to develop their potential by                                                     business executives will be called on to
     identifying and overcoming barriers.          Business Personnel                           provide advice as required.
                                                                                                                                                 Mentoring gives the students                 “In helping Tangaroa College graduates,
     Mentors from business offer advice and        Involvement                                                                                   opportunities to meet and learn from         managers and other staff including
     guidance for the world beyond school.         The number of executives generally           Current Situation                                graduates about how they got to              many Pacific Island and Maori employees
     This exposes senior students to role          needs to match the number of students        Auckland:                                        university, how they studied, where they     of Fletchers feel privileged to be in a

     models and networks they would                who take part in the mentoring               Fletcher Building and Bell Gully with            worked. In the early days they also helped   position to assist. It reminds many of
                                                                                                                                                 the students with their studies. Fletchers   their own humble beginnings; it keeps
     otherwise be unlikely to access.              programme, as well as a senior               Tangaroa College in Otara (see case
                                                                                                                                                 soon learned however, to leave the           them in touch with the real New Zealand;
                                                   co-ordinator. There is not a pre-specified   study). For more information contact
                                                                                                                                                 teaching to the teachers. The mentor         it opens new cultural horizons for some
     Programme Benefits                            number of students. Within an overall        Merv Taiaroa at Fletchers phone                  groups spend time simply showing an          and it is fun for all those involved.”
     The students benefit from learning more       programme each group organises               025 273 4775 or email,           interest in students as individuals and
     about the world of work and potential         activities to meet the mentoring needs of    or Andrea Tapu at Tangaroa College               providing opportunities to explore further

     career opportunities. They also learn         participants. On occasions when the          phone 09 274 5764, fax 09 274 6371.              study or career options. The students have
                                                                                                                                                 also learned that simply being in the
     how their mentors have taken advantage        groups have not arranged to get
                                                                                                                                                 mentor group won’t, by itself, help them
     of tertiary study opportunities and are       together contact is on a weekly basis by     Rotorua:
                                                                                                                                                 pass exams.
     encouraged to do similarly. The benefits      fax or email from the Careers Centre.        Fletcher Challenge Forests with
     are reciprocal as company personnel           Mentors also join with students for major    Rotorua Boys’ High School as part of             The Fletcher name has not been
     learn from their experience and               school events.                               a vocational partnership, contact                associated with the school except where it

     interaction with the students they                                                         Judy Holden 07 350 899.                          is beneficial to the school. For example,

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     Education Enhancement Partnerships                                                                                                                   URS: Sustainability Education

                                                                                                                                                          URS New Zealand is an engineering and           parents and community-minded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CASE STUDY             Each programme is organised into ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 week modules to fit school terms,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 following a pattern of four weeks
                                                                                                                                                          environmental consultancy that is               organisations such as URS New Zealand,”
     Brief Description                                   of business can provide a richness of           Cost to Participate                              committed to the adoption of sustainable        she says.                                              classroom-based, four weeks outdoor
     These programmes are a practical and                understanding and context for learning          Programme-specific.                              business practices in New Zealand. One of                                                              intensive then two weeks community-
     positive response to the reality that the           that greatly assist the work of teachers.                                                        the Company’s specific objectives is to use     Gael says her sessions consist of a 30                 based. The fun of music and song are
     knowledge base of educators needs to                                                                Current Situation                                its own scientific and engineering staff to     minute interactive presentation, featuring             vital teaching tools.
                                                                                                                                                          actively promote environmental                  simple props to illustrate key messages
     be expanded and supported in a fast-                These programmes, that intersect with           There is a wide range of locations,
                                                                                                                                                          awareness in the community.                     and lots of input from the children,
     changing, highly-specialised world.                 the business world and give students the        for both types of partnerships.                                                                                                                         Programme Benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                                          followed by questions and discussion.
     Enhancement Partnerships enrich the                 opportunity to meet occupational role           Partnerships are divided into two types:         Senior consultants are encouraged to                                                                   Development of positive attitudes and
     traditional curriculum because material             models, can broaden student horizons                                                             deliver relevant seminars, workshops and        “There is a wealth of environmental                    enhanced self-concept for the student,
     and input are aligned with existing                 from the early years of schooling.              Generic partnership                              presentations to a range of community           information available on the internet for              through activities designed to build a
     school programmes.                                                                                  Generally operating at the initiative of         groups, primary and secondary schools           education purposes but what really                     strong sense of their identity in the
                                                                                                                                                          and universities.                               inspires these young children is listening
                                                         Business Personnel                              businesses on a local or regional basis.                                                                                                                community and New Zealand society.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to real people who work in the
     Programme Benefits                                  Involvement                                                                                                                                                                                             This personal resiliency is a proven basis
                                                                                                                                                          Gael Ogilvie, Senior Principal, based in        environmental/science/engineering fields.
     The specialist knowledge and experience             Programme-specific.                             Proprietary partnership                          Auckland has compiled a series of               It is so important, particularly for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for achievement. Particular strengths of
                                                                                                         Where a trust has been formed to                 interactive sessions for Epsom Normal           young people, to see and hear from actual              Kiwi Can are its permanency and
         Watercare’s Adopt a Stream with                                                                 promote a branded concept, seeking               Primary School students, on “hot” topics        scientists making a living working on                  consistent delivery.
         Otahuhu Intermediate School                                                      CASE STUDY     business and community support both              such as climate change, ozone layer             environmental issues,” she says.
                                                                                                                                                          protection, waste management and
                                                                                                         for local operations, and often to expand                                                                                                               This programme is needs-based with the
         Watercare, Auckland’s bulk provider of          students and teachers throughout                                                                 biodiversity. Gael says teachers are thrilled   Gael says young children are natural
                                                                                                         the curriculum opportunity as widely                                                                                                                    school setting priorities such as
         water and wastewater services, has              the year, providing them with a                                                                  to have the opportunity for specialists to      “greenies” and seem to have a strong
         developed the Adopt a Stream program.           comprehensive, user-friendly teacher’s
                                                                                                         as possible.                                     spend time educating the children.              empathy for environmental protection.                  combating truancy, promoting respect,
                                                         manual, water testing kits and eight                                                                                                             These young environmentalists are thirsty              anti-bullying, improving motivation and
         This educational resource kit provides          prepared “laboratories” for the students        Target Groups                                    “Many schools now have active                   for knowledge about how they can make                  co-operation. The continuous nature of
         students in years five to eight with a          to complete.                                    Both primary and secondary schools.              programmes tapping into the expertise of        a difference.                                          the programme throughout an entire
         practical insight into the fundamental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 year, ensures it is a sustained force in the
         relationship between water and all living       The program is flexible and can be
                                                                                                         Student Numbers, Programme                                                                                                                              school, becoming part of the culture.
         things, and creates an interest in science as   adapted for the local environment.
         a subject. Adopt a Stream is also designed      Last year, Otahuhu Intermediate School
                                                                                                         Duration and Frequency                                                                                                                                  Leaders are from varied backgrounds,
         to fit into and enhance the current science     in South Auckland focused on the estuary        All Education Enhancement Partnerships                                                                                                                  aged 18-25, with a commitment to help
         curriculum at levels three and four.            bordering the school grounds. Marilyn           operate on an annual cycle to fit with the                                                                                                              children realise their potential.
                                                         Roberts, Deputy Principal says that the         school year. Because the field is diverse,
         Students study local streams and rivers,        program was extremely beneficial.
                                                                                                         there is wide variation in numbers of                                                                                                                   Business Personnel
         assessing the quality of the water.
                                                                                                         students and duration of programmes.                                                                                                                    Involvement
         Watercare’s Project Co-ordinator, Cathy         “Watercare spent a lot of time with the
         Prentice, visits the school and works with      students, and they appreciated the input
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Participating businesses are encouraged
                                                         of an outside professional. This was real for   Contacts                                                                                                                                                to become actively engaged in the
                                                         the kids, they loved being introduced to        Contact the school you are interested in                                                                                                                school to develop deeper mutual
                                                         what they called ‘real science’. I think this   developing a partnership with. You can                                                                                                                  understanding. Teachers and
                                                         was the first time they truly looked at the
                                                         estuary, which is beautiful but smelly, and
                                                                                                         also contact a programme co-ordinator        Comparison Against Guidelines                       Kiwi Can                                               principals provide collegial support
                                                                                                         for one of the specific Education            for Partnerships and Outcomes                                                                              to facilitators and evaluate each stage
                                                         realised what pollutants were in there.”
                                                                                                         Enhancement Partnerships. Refer to Kiwi      for Students                                        Brief Description                                      of the programme.
                                                         Watercare provided quality-testing kits for     Can, Project K, Books in Homes, Young        Meeting the guidelines for partnerships             Kiwi Can, first piloted in 1997, is a
                                                         assessing the water’s Ph and nitrate levels.    Enterprise Scheme, Enterprise Studies        and objectives for students                         programme that focuses on physical,                    Cost to Participate
                                                                                                         and Primary Enterprise Programme             are dependant on the education                      mental, creative and social development,               $50,000 per annum for the salaries of
                                                         “Being a lower decile school, we could
                                                                                                         pages for further information.               programme chosen. Typically,                        aligned with the national Health and                   two full-time leaders, which usually
                                                         never have run a program like this without
                                                                                                                                                      Education Enhancement partnerships                  Physical Education curriculum. It involves             covers two smaller primary schools
                                                         the use of outside resources, especially the
                                                         kits. Help in the pre-planning stages was
                                                                                                         Evaluation Methods                           fit all of the school guidelines except             whole-class groups in an active teaching               or one large school. This can be shared
                                                         invaluable for the teachers and helped us       Mutual satisfaction, various methods of      ‘strengthening governance and                       programme, delivered by two trained                    with the school itself and with
                                                         get better results,” she says.                  measuring this.                              management’ which is not applicable                 facilitators, male and female, with the                community organisations.
                                                                                                                                                      to curriculum programmes.                           class teacher present at all times.

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        Sanford Believes a Kiwi Can                                                CASE STUDY   Current Situation                         Project K
                                                                                                Northland: Kaeo Primary School
        Sanford is forming an education             Desley Simpson the Chief Executive of
                                                                                                Auckland: Koru School in Mangere and      Brief Description
        enhancement partnership with                Kiwi Can says: “Where the programme has
        Kaeo Primary School based on the            been running for a while we have seen
                                                                                                Hillsborough Primary School               Project K is mainly focused on year ten
        Kiwi Can programme.                         some amazing changes. Apart from            Central North Island: Ngaruawahia,        (fourth form) students. An introduction
                                                    children developing the “I Can” attitude    Hamilton, Te Kuiti, Marton,               to the programme is followed by the
        The Sanford oyster-processing factory is    many other benefits emerge. The school      Hunterville, Bulls                        residential Wilderness Adventure, with a
        the main employer in the small Northland    atmosphere becomes more harmonious
                                                                                                Wellington: Porirua, Stokes Valley,       focus on teamwork, self-reliance and
        community of Kaeo. Northland has a high     with bullying and violence being
                                                                                                Naenae                                    goal-setting. After the students return
        level of unemployment with children         eliminated. Children develop a sound
        coming from homes where the main            range of communication skills, teachers
                                                                                                South Island: Timaru                      they build on their goal-setting skills in
        source of income is often from              are able to relate to all pupils more                                                 the Community Challenge. Adult
        government benefits.                        positively and vice versa.”                 Target Groups                             mentors are then allocated to work with
                                                                                                Primary and intermediate schools          the students in a Mentoring Partnership,
        Sanford management together with            A six-year-old’ child recently commented:
                                                                                                for an intensive programme of             with individual mentor follow-up, once
        Chrissi Wood the Principal of the Kaeo      “We try to be more gooder and more
                                                                                                social education.                         per fortnight. This includes informal           Business Personnel                            Other locations which are being planned
        Primary School agreed the Kiwi Can          honest. We weren’t like that before Kiwi
        program would make a positive               Can came.”                                                                            meeting/communication and quarterly             Involvement                                   include Northland, Palmerston North,
        contribution to their school and to the                                                 Student Numbers, Programme                review, leading to graduation at the            The project recruits and trains               Porirua and Dunedin. Contact Project K
        community as a whole.                       Shane Walsh, North Island Manger of         Duration and Frequency                    school prize-giving.                            community mentors. Their structure            to participate or if your business would
                                                    Sanford says he believes the Kiwi Can       This programme involves all students of                                                   therefore offers an opportunity for           like to be involved in a different location.
        “Two years ago, while looking at            programme will benefit the children,
                                                                                                the participating schools at least once   A year nine (third-form) programme has          businesses to encourage their staff to
        programmes for behaviour and learning       teachers, parents and the community and,
                                                                                                per week for an entire year.              also been piloted in a small school in          undertake this development                    Target Groups
        support, we investigated the Kiwi Can       over the long-term, Sanford.
        Programme but found the cost to be                                                                                                Mangere in 2001. The students and their         opportunity, without needing facilitation     Junior secondary school students in year
        prohibitive. Last year’s approach from                                                  Contact                                   teachers were involved in a one week            support from the business, since this is      nine (third-form) and selected year tens.
        Sanford with regard to sponsorship of the                                               Desley Simpson CEO                        Wilderness Adventure, 20 days                   provided by the project.
        programme was wonderful,” Chrissi says.                                                 Phone: 09 528 2403                        Community Challenge (run by teachers)                                                         Student Numbers, Programme
                                                                                                Email:            and a Mentoring Partnership that will last      Cost to Participate                           Duration and Frequency
        Whilst developing higher self-esteem
                                                                                                                                          throughout the school year. Senior              Businesses can pay for students to            The fourth-form programme generally
        in themselves, the children are also
        encouraged to develop a respect for
                                                                                                Evaluation Methods                        students were trained as peer mentors and       participate in Project K. The year ten        involves groups of up to 12 boys and
        their peers, parents, community and                                                     Regular feedback is received from         adult mentors were used for the students        programme costs $2,500 per student            girls (ages 14 to 15) who are selected by
        the environment.                                                                        the school community. Two research        who needed most support. Project K is           and the year nine programme costs             a scientific survey and confirmed by a
                                                                                                projects, undertaken by Massey            continuing to develop the year nine model       $560 per student.                             school liaison team as most likely to
                                                                                                and Victoria Universities, provided       and will extend to the far north in 2002.                                                     benefit from this type of education
                                                                                                positive results.                                                                         Current Situation                             enhancement.The programme is
                                                                                                                                          Programme Benefits                              Seven operating in Auckland                   structured, and year long.
                                                                                                Comparison Against Guidelines             The project assists young people of             South Auckland: Adventist High,
                                                                                                for Partnerships and Outcomes             potential, but at risk of under-achieving,      Mangere College, Otahuhu College.             Contact
                                                                                                for Students                              at a time when their secondary school           North Shore: Birkenhead College,              Jenny Hylton
                                                                                                This programme is sufficiently wide in    timetable still has enough flexibility to       Glenfield College, Takapuna Grammar,          Phone: 09 379 2778
                                                                                                scope to have the potential to meet       allow for significant breaks in the normal      Northcote College.                            Email:
                                                                                                all guidelines for partnerships and       teaching routine to undertake this
                                                                                                outcomes for students.                    intensive personal development                  Four planned in Central North Island          Evaluation Methods
                                                                                                                                          programme. The programme is not                 Putaruru High School, Tokoroa High            A series of evaluations are administered
                                                                                                Further Comments                          available for the critical ‘at risk’ group of   School, Forest View High School               annually for each site. An American
                                                                                                Sponsorship, either from the school       those involved in violence and drugs.           (Tokoroa) Mangakino Area School               self-esteem survey is also used for
                                                                                                or business, is also needed for                                                                                                         initial screening.
                                                                                                administration costs, office space
                                                                                                and teaching materials.

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                                                                                            Business Personnel                          Contact                                      The Fletcher Challenge Trust Young Enterprise
                                                                                            Involvement                                 Mervyn Bennett                               Scheme benefits students nationwide                                             CASE STUDY

                                                                                            The organisation is a charitable trust      Phone: 09 579 0616
                                                                                                                                                                                     Introducing the Young Enterprise Scheme           the middle school with two more teachers
                                                                                            run by a Board of Trustees. There is a      Email:             into van Asch Deaf Education Centre was           being involved,” Joce said.
                                                                                            national office based in Auckland with                                                   seen as a way for students to develop their
                                                                                            regional branches and well-established      Evaluation Methods                           enterprising skills. The teams developed          The students of van Asch (known as ASHM

                                                                                            promotional programmes. Sponsors            A recent University of Canterbury study      an idea (sign language stickers) and              Business) won the National Award for
                                                                                                                                                                                     worked to produce and market the final            Commitment at the Young Enterprise
                                                                                            have many opportunities to become           showed very positive results.
                                                                                                                                                                                     product. A mentor for each of the                 National Awards in 2000. They shared this
                                                                                            involved with the schools they are
                                                                                                                                                                                     students ensured they could compete               award with Hamilton Boys’ High School.
                                                                                            sponsoring – such as attending              Comparison Against Guidelines                with mainstream hearing students
                                                                                            presentation assemblies and other           for Partnerships and Outcomes                throughout New Zealand.                           Garry Moore, Mayor of Christchurch,
                                                                                            fun events which are an essential part      for Students                                                                                   further endorsed the work of the Young

                                                                                            of the programme. However, the main         This programme meets all partnership         Their teacher Joce White says this                Enterprise scheme.
                                                                                                                                                                                     was one of her best years in her long
                                                                                            role is as funders.                         guidelines except ‘governance and
                                                                                                                                                                                     teaching career.                                  “Young people need to get a sense of
                                                                                                                                        management’ which is not applicable to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enterprise and business as young as
                                                                                            Cost                                        most Educational Enhancement                 “We have been fully involved and were             possible which is why I am a fan of the
                                                                                            Cost is dependent on school size. Several   programmes. It can meet most of the          able to participate in the Fletcher               Young Enterprise Scheme. YES gives
                                                                                            thousand dollars is required for a full     outcomes for students.                       Challenge Young Enterprise Examination.           students the opportunity to learn from

     Comparison Against Guidelines               points for good behaviour have their       annual sponsorship, although this can be                                                 This group of students began the year             the bottom up how a business operates,”
                                                                                                                                                                                     with an ‘I can’t’ attitude and the                he said.
     for Partnerships and Outcomes               names entered into a draw for the          shared between sponsors.                    Further Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                     programme has helped to turn this
     for Students                                chance to earn an additional book.                                                     Refer to the website
                                                                                                                                                                                     around. They have been extended in the
     This programme meets all partnership                                                   Current Situation                  for further          most positive way and they now all have
     guidelines except ‘governance and           Resources such as colourful posters,       Nationwide in 398 schools.                  information. There is also a variety of      goals for the future.”
     management’ which is not applicable         sing along CDs and the promotion                                                       hard-copy material available through
     to most Educational Enhancement             of children’s art, are used to enable      Mainfreight Transport is a lead sponsor     Books in Homes offices.                      “I just wanted to let you know how
                                                                                                                                                                                     valuable this programme has been. We are
     Programmes. It can meet all the             students and families to see the           together with the Government, but
                                                                                                                                                                                     now going to start Enterprise Studies in
     outcomes for students.                      programme as ongoing and, in a wider       many private individuals, charities, plus

     Further Comments
                                                 social context, relevant to their lives.   35 Rotary Clubs and other community
                                                                                            organisations are also involved. There is
                                                                                                                                        Young Enterprise                          YES is a partnership between one or                  Programme Benefits
     Refer to for more       Schools pay part of the cost of the        an ongoing need to fund programme           Scheme                                    more teaching department(s) of a school              This is the “flagship” programme of the
     information. A range of brochures are       annual book supply and sponsors meet       development.                                                                          and mentor(s) from local business.                   Enterprise NZ Trust, formed in 1980 as
     also available from the Auckland office.    the balance. Sponsors are encouraged to                                                Brief Description                         Generally there is a group of four to                the first organisation to address the
                                                 come to the school for the ‘hero           Target Groups                               The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)         twelve senior students with a teacher,               major lack of linkage between NZ
                                                 assemblies’ when books are presented       Low-decile one and two (lowest socio-       involves student groups, supported by     usually from Commerce or Technology,                 schools and business. With the Fletcher

     Books in                                    by the celebrities who donate their time
                                                 to the cause.
                                                                                            economic areas) primary and
                                                                                            intermediate schools. Year nine (third-
                                                                                                                                        mentors and teachers, forming
                                                                                                                                        companies to manufacture and market a
                                                                                                                                                                                  and a business mentor. Some schools
                                                                                                                                                                                  have more mentors per group or more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Challenge Trust as lead sponsor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       supported by nine companies including
     Homes                                                                                  form) students at some low-decile           product or service, then producing a      than one group.                                      NZBCSD member 3M, this international
                                                 Programme Benefits                         secondary schools.                          business report and balance sheet on                                                           scheme is widely known to be of proven
     Brief Description                           Books in Homes addresses the problem                                                   their success. An effective team          There is a national organisation. Each               worth and continues to increase in size
     Books in Homes aims to strengthen basic     of ‘bookless homes’ where previously       Student Numbers, Programme                  operation, commercial, entrepreneurial    region has an office with a co-ordinator             and scope.
     literacy and expose children to celebrity   no reading was taking place outside        Duration and Frequency                      and marketing skills are essential for    who sources the mentors, organises
     role models who portray a positive view     the classroom. Children from this          Books In Homes was originated by            success. There are New Zealand regional   communications for the structured                    In recent years action has been taken to
     of reading. Sets of books are made          background can become adults with          novelist Alan Duff and began in 1992 in     finals, then an annual national award     programme in each area, trouble-shoots               improve the uptake by Maori through the
     available to the schools for children to    low communication skills which often       Hawkes’ Bay. Nearly 80,000 children         ceremony in Wellington, featuring a       and runs the various fun and sharing                 involvement of the Poutama Trust and to
     select and take home to share with their    results in reduced future income, social   now receive a minimum of five books of      trip to Singapore for representatives     combined activities with active support              support regions where enterprise
     families. Each week, in the ‘Caught Being   exclusion and severe reduction in their    their choice a year.                        of the top three YES companies for        of the lead sponsor.
     Good’ programme, children who earn          ability to reach their potential.                                                      New Zealand.

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