All of the below conference sessions, catering, exhibition and social functions will take place at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

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3.30pm               Registration opens - delegates collect name tags and satchels

4.00pm               Powhiri

4.30-6.30pm       Hui

4.30-6.30pm       Fono    

6.30pm               Venue closes



7.15am               Registration opens - delegates collect name tags and satchels

8.30am               Conference opening

                           Pio Terei–Master of Ceremonies

9.05am               NZSTA President’s address – Lorraine Kerr, President NZSTA - MNZM

9.15am               NZSTA Chief Executive Officer's address - Elise Adams

9.15am               Keynote session - Dr Mere Berryman ONZM PhD MEd, Univertsity of Waikato

                           Considering Our Role and Responsibility in Leading Learning for ‘Belonging’

                           Having to leave our culture at the school gate and experience schooling that marginalised

                           and belittled our own cultural identity, has been the experience of generations of Māori.

                           It was hoped that Tomorrows’ Schools might disrupt and change this situation.

                           However, equity in schools and enhancing our student’s sense of belonging, requires more critical responsibility from all of us.

10.00am             Morning tea - Exhibition opens

10.30am             Keynote session – Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education (tbc)

11.15am             Keynote sessionHon Kelvin Davis, Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)

12.00pm             Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

1.00pm               Regional meetings

2.30pm               SEMINAR SESSION ONE

2.30pm               MASTERCLASS ONE, TWO AND THREE

4.00pm               Afternoon tea in the Exhibition Hall

4.30pm               SEMINAR SESSION TWO

4.30pm               MASTERCLASSES CONTINUE

6.00pm               Cocktail function in the Exhibition Hall, sponsored by class* Furniture

7.00pm               Venue closes



7.30am               Registration opens

8.30am               Keynote session - Keith McGregor, Director/Owner Personnel Psychology NZ Ltd 

                           Practical strategies to create reslient and motivated teams

                           What do I do when ...?  This session provides some practical psychological  strategies to use when life is not being nice to you. 

                           When people are being difficult, when you are feeling stressed or worried, when the everything is just becoming too much. 

                           The topics are designed to help you and others achieve your goals and enjoy life.

9.30am               SEMINAR SESSION THREE

9.30am               MASTERCLASS FOUR, FIVE AND SIX

11.00am             Morning tea in the Exhibition Hall

11.20am             Keynote session Peter Boshier - Chief Ombudsman

                           Navigating fairness

12 noon              Special General Meeting 

1.00pm               Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

2.00pm               SEMINAR SESSION FOUR

2.00pm               MASTERCLASSES CONTINUE

3.30pm               Afternoon tea in the Exhibition Hall

4.00–5.30pm      SEMINAR SESSION FIVE

7.00pm               NZSTA Conference Dinner in the River Rooms, Sponsored by Crombie Lockwoodsponsored by Crombie Lockwood

                           Our theme: “Leading Leaders” 



7.30am               Registration opens

8.30am               SEMINAR SESSION SIX

10.00am             Morning tea in the Exhibition Hall

10.30am             Keynote session – Dr Michelle Johansson,  Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ, Kaitiaki | CEO

                           What will it take to change the world for Young Brown Scholars?

                           In Aotearoa, the Covid-19 crisis has called to arms our team of five million.
                           We have locked our borders and worked hard to protect our people.

                           The problem is that many of us have been living in crisis for a long time before Coronavirus hit our shores.

                           In this session, we’ll think about power, crisis and agency and how we might co-conspire to change the world for our young brown scholars.

11.30am             Prize giving with our sponsors

12 noon              Poroporoaki