Mini Conference - NZSTA Central West Region

18th October 2020 at St Peter’s College, Palmerston North


9am             Registrations/coffee

9.15am        Welcome

9.30am       Mark Robinson - Principal Waiopehu College, Levin

                       Journey – Timetable and curriculum changes 

10.30am     Morning tea

10.45am      Jeff King - School Connector and Pathway Advisor at Talent Central


Jeff works for Talent Central as a Schools Connector and Pathway Advisor. Jeff is the former Deputy Principal at Rangitikei College in Marton and Assistant Principal of Ruapehu College in Ohakune.

He has worked for 20 years in education in New Zealand, Japan, UK and the UAE. He is the co-founder of the app MyBlueprint (Now called mymahi) which helps young people explore their career pathways and manage their learning.

Jeff works with Talent Central schools to help teachers and students understand and develop programmes around the WorkReady Portfolio as well as promote employment opportunities within the region.


12:00pm       Vanessa Te Ua – Principal Marton Junction and Kim Gordon - Bulls School Principal

                         Treaty of Waitangi – ERO Focus

12.45pm        Lunch (St Peter’s College fundraiser)  

1.30pm          Hamish Ruawai - Palmerston North Intermediate Normal 

                         Speaking about their journey for staff wellbeing 

2.30pm          Draw to win a conference registration to NZSTA Annual Conference in 2021 

2.30pm          Principal Appraisal – speaker to be confirmed 

3.30pm          Closing



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