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Conference Update


Welcome to the third 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 Lucie Zwimpfer who is a Registered Parent Infant Psychotherapist. Lucie will be delivering a presentation that provides an introduction to infant mental health and describes how the principles of infant mental health can be applied in an ECE environment, with a particular focus on emotional regulation and brain development.


He Whānau Manaaki Staff Conference information

Venue and dates:

The two day He Whānau Manaaki Conference will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on 10 and 11 July 2017.


Non-teaching staff:

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.



Staff who are attending the Conference and live in Waikanae or further north, or in the Wairarapa are able to stay at the Bay Plaza Hotel, Oriental Parade on Monday 10 July and the cost of the room will be paid for by the Association. For accommodation requests please e-mail Lorraine Coulston at lorraine.coulston@wmkindergartens.org.nzbefore Friday 2 June 2017.








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