Nau mai, haere mai,
Kaiako raua Kaiawhina are at the heart of wellbeing change in our kura.
We need to look after our own wellbeing to care for and teach our tamariki and rangatahi.
Welcome to Wellbeing in Education, He ākonga aumangea, he ākonga tū maia – New Zealand's largest wellbeing conference. The support of educators from all over New Zealand made the PENZ conferences hugely successful over the past three years. As PENZ Convenors, we acknowledge the support of our Performance Wellbeing colleagues in previous years and are proud to now take this concept forward with a new identity and two new venues!
We are massively excited to be bringing Wellbeing in Education New Zealand, he ākonga aumangea, he ākonga tū maia to the North Island for the first time in 2020. Previous years' participants were emphatic, 'we need this conference in the North Island'. Well, you asked, we listened, and this year it's finally happening. We are proud to be sharing another world-class line up of fantastic speakers at Auckland's Grand Millennium Hotel on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th April. We chose the Grand Millennium because it's central, you've always told us how much you appreciate beautiful surroundings and the parking's cheap for the big city!
The South Island conference is staying in 'Christchurch the Resilient City', and 2020 sees us moving to the newly renovated Christchurch Town Hall - a perfect venue for us. We hope you will be as proud as we are to experience this beautiful expression of Christchurch's renewal. While the conference retains our two-day format (Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April), delegates also get the unique opportunity to spend more time with our visiting international speakers in workshops on Saturday 4th April.
Both conferences share the outstanding line up of international and homegrown experts that make our conferences so popular. Each location will reflect the different focus of local contributing educators. We have selected truly engaging speakers with wellbeing wisdom to share. Always lively, always evidence-based, and always practical, each session at WENZ is designed to enable you to take what you learn into your classrooms and schools the very next week.
Take a look at the programmes and choose the one that best fits your staff or school.
The coffee machines will be ready and we can't wait to see you!
Lucy, Denise and the rest of the WENZ team.
The organising committee wishes to acknowledge and thank Ngāi Tahu & Ngāi Tūāhuriri for their contribution to WENZ.