Pihu Kapoor

Pihu Kapoor
NZTC supported Pihu to complete her qualification despite moving countries halfway through her study.

Pihu Kapoor with NZTC’s Chief Executive Selena Fox
at her graduation ceremony

In 2010 I arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, full of excitement and with one dream in mind: to complete a professional early childhood qualification.

I began a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at NZTC, where I soon realized that my assignments would need to be submitted online. I felt a little nervous initially as I’m not extremely computer-literate, however, my worries disappeared the first day I logged in to NZTC Online. There I found everything from study guides to research tools were at my fingertips. I knew that if I had any questions about anything relating to my study, they would be sorted as soon as I spoke to a lecturer – and each one treated me as an individual.

Due to personal circumstances beyond my control, in July 2012 I had to withdraw from my Bachelor of Teaching program and move back to India. I thought my dream might be over – but thankfully the College got alongside me and helped me to withdraw and re-enroll in the Bachelor of Education (ECE) which I could complete in India. Even before I reached India, my admission to NZTC India was finalised and my application was accepted and delivered to my home. I received an incredible welcome from the NZTC India staff – it was awesome! Finishing my degree seemed like an impossible dream at first but I made it with the help and support of NZTC.

Now, having graduated with an internationally recognized qualification under my belt, I work at Pathways World School, one of the most esteemed International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in India. For the first time ever I’m able to do what I love in life.

On this journey, I have learned so much about the formative early years, but more importantly I have learned a lot about myself. I look back on my College days as fun filled and knowledge packed. Thanks again to everyone who helped me in transitioning through a difficult time to reach my destination, and with so much love and encouragement!

For information about studying one of our specialist early childhood programs in New Zealand, please call us on (09) 520 4000 or email NZ Enrolments. If you are interested in studying through NZTC India, please call us on +91 22 67487070 or email India Enrolments.