Inspiration in Education Symposium

A Ministry of Education event


Early Childhood Symposium ‘Inspiration in Education’ – Alternative ways of being and doing…

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Educational success depends on the efforts and support of many people.

As catalysts, we play a crucial role in shaping, supporting and enabling successful learning pathways for all.

By working together we create sustainable relationships with children, parents and whānau.  

How do you get the most from the huge commitment in time, energy and resources that you put in to maximise learning opportunities?  The Ministry is offering you some thoughtful and innovative approaches to provoke your thinking.

Registration for the event is via Ministry of Education invitation only.
Registrations have closed

Symposium Programme

8.30am Registration (Refreshments will be available on arrival)
9am Karakia/Mihi/Health & Safety — Ruakiri Fairhall
Opening – Ezra Schuster Director Education BOP — Waiariki Pio Terei – introduce the programme for the day
9.20am Keynote Speakers — from Te Kōhanga Reo ki Rotokawa
Tiria Shaw & Hoana McMillan.
Winners of the Atakura Award –
Excellence in Leading at The Prime Minister’s
Education Excellence Awards 2017
10.20am Morning tea
10.40am Workshop One

1. Ruakiri Fairhall - Inspiration through Māori medium

2. ERO – Internal evaluations
     Elizabeth Waldron
     Jocelyn Wilding

3. Autism NZ

11.40pm Keynote — Anika Moa "Songs for Bubbas"
12.40pm Lunch
1.15pm Workshop Two


2. Mindfulness

3. Environment – Loose parts
     Liz Sutton CNI Laughton

2pm  Keynote Speaker – Dr Lance O'Sullivan — "Harnessing digital technology to improve health outcomes"
3 – 3:15 pm Closing – Pio/Cheryl Bunker Manger Education BOP - Wairaiki
  Karakia kotahi tatau

Keynote Speakers will present in the main room
Workshops will be held in break-out rooms