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



3.30pm               Registration opens

6.00pm               Venue closes



7.15am               Registration opens

8.00am               Pōwhiri

8.45am               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 - Professor Mere Berryman ONZM PhD MEd

10.00am             Morning tea - Exhibition opens

10.30am             Keynote session – To be confirmed

11.15am             Keynote session - To be confirmed

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

7.00pm               Venue closes



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

                           Practical strategies to create reslient and motivated teams

9.30am               SEMINAR SESSION THREE

9.30am               MASTERCLASS FOUR, FIVE AND SIX

11.00am             Morning tea in the Exhibition Hall

11.30am             NZSTA Annual 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



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