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: 12 & 13 September 

Where: The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato

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.  

Dr Ann Milne (MNZM) – Retired Principal and author of ‘Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools’.

Other presenters will be confirmed in the coming weeks – we will keep you updated!   

Please RSVP: Registrations must be received by 12pm Wednesday 2 September 2020. Spaces are limited to 100 – so register now to avoid missing out!

Please RSVP on Eventbrite

Please note – due to limited numbers, a two-board member maximum per member board will apply up until Wednesday 12th August 2020

After this point, we will allow all member trustees to register if places are still available.

A full programme will be released to registered attendees in early September.   

*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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