9:30 AM09:30

Ministry of Education, National Office, Wellington

Guest Speaker: Te Ara Whiti Project

“The aim of the speaker series is to set up ongoing sessions that expose our people, primarily those who are on their own individual racial equity journeys, to hear and engage with thought provoking speakers, leaders and advocates in the racial equity and Treaty of Waitangi space.”

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8:35 AM08:35

NZ Primary Schools Teachers' Conference

Keynote: Colouring in the White Spaces in the 21st Century

This conference theme is “Integrated learning and collaborative teaching in the 21st Century”.

The programme will include approximately 65 professional development workshops as well as programmed collaborative sessions. These high quality workshops will be led by some of New Zealand’s most inspiring, forward-thinking teachers. There is also an outstanding line up of keynote speakers and presenters who will motivate and challenge your thinking. Conference website

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9:00 AM09:00

NZ Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference

THREE Events

  1. 9.00-10.00: Kia Aroha College Warrior-Researchers’ Keynote:

  2. 10.30-12.00: Symposium: Te Ao o Atareta (Atareta’s World) How ready is the world for transformation? (Three generations of our whānau presenting together: with Dr Keri Milne-Ihimaera & Kahurangi Milne)

  3. 3.00-3.45: Keynote Panel Reflections (Panel Member)


Education in Aotearoa is undergoing a much needed paradigm shift. Research is playing a key role in facilitating that shift. By highlighting the flexibility, versatility, speed and agility with which creative minds, spirits, and bodies living and playing in today’s education setting are able to co-construct our tomorrows, our shared visions, hopes and dreams. That is the stuff of transformation. Just like our ancestor Māui who was able to create land, transform ways of being, slow down the sun, and even bravely challenge the cycles of life and death, we too have to continue to be brave, risky and revolutionary in order to collaboratively shape and reshape thinking, futures, and the ‘good’ life of all members of our societies.


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9:45 AM09:45

Waikato-Tainui Kawenata Schools' Hui

Keynote Speaker
THEME:  Mahia te mahi  (Just do it!) 

Today, Te Puea Herangi's words "Mahia te mahi" would roughly translate into "Just do it!"  And in the spirit of this koorero, the theme for the upcoming Kawenata hui is based on activation.  We are keen to see our Kawenata partnership shift up a gear, with a deliberate focus on key actions that collectively will make the most difference for Waikato-Tainui learners, and all learners, in your school.

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