Rachel Skudder
Managing Director

BEST History

BEST Pacific Institute of Education ("BEST") is New Zealand's largest Pasifika-focused Private Training Establishment, with 5 campuses in Auckland and over 2500 students.

Since 1988, BEST has served the Pasifika communities of South and West Auckland and today is a leading tertiary provider for Pasifika students. The organisation has developed a learning environment that combines a unique blend of academic and cultural elements and BEST consistently outperforms comparable providers in terms of attaining better educational performance and employment outcome results for Pasifika people.

As a next step towards fulfilling its vision, BEST launched the BEST Leadership Academy and the BEST Pasifika Leadership Foundation in December 2010.