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 20th March 2017


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Celebrate World Refugee Day



World refugee day is being celebrated with a free family event in Porirua on Saturday, 24th June, at  Mungavin Hall, Mungavin Avenue, from 11.30am to 4pm.

There’ll be performances from around the world and food from many countries including Burma, Colombia, Ethiopia, Iran, Sri Lanka and Syria.

Welcome to the fourth Conference update, there will be further news, information and guidance in weekly editions of Kōrero.


The theme of this year’s two day Staff Conference is:

Te Ao Māori – The Māori World View: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.


We are pleased to inform you that we have a wonderful group of Keynote speakers; Fa’anana Efeso Collins, Moana Jackson, Jean Mitaera and Hana O’Regan.


In addition we have a number of exciting workshops including Bea Joblin who is presenting an interactive workshop that balances a discussion of the power of your Pukana with games, songs and activities and how Pukana can be used to link to the Whakamana strand of Te Whāriki, to empower tamariki and teachers alike! 



The Staff Conference begins at 8.30am for non-teaching staff on Monday morning 10 July. A Conference Keynote speaker and a variety of workshops will take place for Homebased TONI Educators, Community Navigators, Transport Teams, Teacher Aides and Administrators. All non-teaching staff are warmly invited to attend and then to stay on for the whole staff meeting in the afternoon.


Whole Staff Meeting:

The compulsory Whole Staff Meeting will be held on Monday, 10 July starting at 1.00pm at Te Papa in Wellington.  All teachers, kindergarten based students and office staff are required to attend and all other staff strongly encouraged to attend.


Teachers Conference:

Please note that the Teachers Conference will take place on Tuesday, 11 July at Te Papa in Wellington with a revised starting time of 8.30am and we ask you to be seated by this time. More details regarding content will be available in future editions of the Kōrero.


Conference Registration:

Registration for workshops will open early in June through HR.Net, confirmation of dates for registration will be given in in future Kōrero editions. Please note that each staff member must enrol into HR.NET themselves using their personal login details.



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