An award-winning unscripted comedy series about the staff of a suburban High School.

Educators is a sitcom set behind-the-scenes of an ordinary Kiwi secondary school, about the people in charge of educating the next generation. They have no grasp of the curriculum, no knowledge of how to follow a timetable, and no idea how to complete the homework they set. Issues like parental conflict, exam pressure, turning up late, and exhaustion, are continually stressing them out much more than their pupils do. These dysfunctional educators are childishly trying to survive the day until the bell rings…

Created by Jesse Griffin, Jackie van Beek and Jonny Brugh

Press Reviews

  • "It’s unscripted, it’s brutally funny and it’s one of the best New Zealand comedies in years." Tara Ward

  • The second season of TVNZ on Demand satire Educators continues to skewer New Zealand’s school system, brilliantly and brutally. Sam Brooks

  • Its final grade is an easy A. And while it needs to improve its bad attitude I sincerely hope it doesn't. Karl Puschmann

  • Educators 'the funniest local show in ages' Calum Henderson

  • But owing to its golden assortment of comedic talents - Jackie Van Beek, Kura Forrester and Jonny Brugh to name a few - Educators turned out to be one of New Zealand's best new comedy shows in recent years. Chris Schulz

  • Unscripted comedy goes to school  James Croot

  • Educators is a dark and hilarious tale on the brutal existence of a teacher  Sam Brooks

  • Comedy series without script comes to TVNZ OnDemand  Ricardo Simich

  • Jackie van Beek's crazy new comedy  Amy Prebble


Silver Medal: New York TV & Film Awards 2023

Nominee: Best Comedy Series; NZTV Awards 2021

Bronze Medal: New York Festivals Film & TV Awards 2020

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