“We are inspirational storytellers bringing hope and aroha to our tamariki in Aotearoa.”

Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

The Churches Education Commission, trading as Launchpad is a not-for-profit organisation that equips our tamariki with tools to navigate te ao hurihuri (the ever-changing world).

Launchpad supports the potential of our tamariki. Our people and our Launchpad Champions programme equip tamariki with a foundation for launching their purpose and dreams. Everything we do is an expression of aroha. We want tamariki to experience peace, oranga (well-being), and hope for their future.

Great values form a launchpad for our tamariki to overcome challenges and reach their potential. Our tamariki succeed by combining the aroha of whānau, kura and communities.

Together, we are Launchpad.

“We are inspirational storytellers bringing hope and aroha to our tamariki in Aotearoa.” – Geoff Burton, Launchpad CEO

The Churches Education Commission, trading as Launchpad, is a not-for-profit organisation that equips our tamariki with tools to navigate te ao hurihuri (the ever-changing world).

Launchpad supports the potential of our tamariki. Our people and our Launchpad Champions programme equip tamariki with a foundation for launching their purpose and dreams. Everything we do is an expression of aroha. We want tamariki to experience peace, oranga (well-being), and hope for their future.

Great values form a launchpad for our tamariki to overcome challenges and reach their potential. Our tamariki succeed by combining the aroha of whānau, kura and communities.

Together, we are Launchpad.

 Our Launchpad Community

Launchpad Champions is presented throughout Aotearoa New Zealand to about 30 000 tamariki by about 1 500 volunteer presenters in about 500 state kura every week. Our Launchpad Champions volunteers come from different churches in 15 regions throughout Aotearoa to present our programmes.

That makes us one big whānau and community.

Our Commitment

Every Launchpad Champions team member is committed to:

Excellence

Launchpad Champions team members will present professional sessions in kura that encourage positive values.
Values that are important to teachers and kura will be supported through our high-quality presenters.
Presentations will be fun, engaging and relevant for our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Community

Launchpad Champions team members will work in partnership with whānaukura and community to encourage our tamariki to reach their potential.
Presentations include ideas for tamariki to apply positive values in their life and communities.

Our Commitment

Every Launchpad Champions team member is committed to:

Excellence

Launchpad Champions team members will present professional sessions in kura that encourage positive values.
Values that are important to teachers and kura will be supported through our high-quality presenters.
Presentations will be fun, engaging and relevant for our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Integrity

Launchpad Champions team members will honour our Code of Expectations at all times.
This includes regular professional development, observations and undertaking Police Vetting.
Values and interactions will honour the oranga and mana of our tamariki.

Community

Launchpad Champions team members will work in partnership with whānaukura and community to encourage our tamariki to reach their potential.
Presentations include ideas for tamariki to apply positive values in their life and communities.