Waikato Mini Conference

‘Education matters to me - Key Insights’

Listen to the voices of children and young people


The Waikato Executive invites you to join us at our free mini conference – Education Matters to Me – Key Insights’. 

The theme celebrates the work undertaken by NZSTA, in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner, which listened to the voices of young people talking about their experience of education. And what powerful young voices they have!

This event will really get you thinking - do the statements in the book reflect what students are saying about your school? Are they similar to what you might have said when you were at school? 

Other issues for discussion will include Leadership begins at the Board - setting the direction for change and monitoring and Kaahui Ako in the Waikato – stewardship groups.

When: 21 & 22 November

Where: University of Waikato, Hamilton Campus

What: An incredible line up of presenters, delivering thought-provoking research and insights. 

Presenters include:

Lorraine Kerr (MNZM) – As President of NZSTA, and with more than 3 decades’ experience as a school trustee, Lorraine is a tireless advocate for education.  

Donna Provoost - is the Director of Strategy, Rights and Advice team at the Office of the Children's Commissioner. As partners to this research we are advocates for students' voic. (Saturday).

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

*PLEASE BE AWARE: If you have registered, but then cannot attend, please let us know immediately as we will have a waitlist of people wanting to attend. If you fail to notify us, we will charge you a withdrawal fee of $100. 

Get inspired before you come to the mini conference – you can read all about our conference theme here: 


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