We want you at the biggest event for the Rural and Teaching Principals community in 2018

Registrations are now open for the Rural and Teaching Principals' Conference.

Designed by principals, run by principals and with a focus on what principals need to get their job done. Come for the innovative speakers, practical workshops and interactions with colleagues who may just have the answer to that little concern that you have. 

And yes - non-rural attendees are also welcome!


Wednesday 23 May

7.30 - 8.30: Registration

8:30: Mihi Whakatau

9:00: Conference Opening with Lynda Stuart & Paul Goulter

9:30: Keynote with Mike King

10:40:  Morning tea

11:00: Workshop #1 - choose between:

12:30: Lunch

1:30: Workshop #2 - repeat of Workshop #1

3:00: Afternoon tea

3:30: Update on NZEI campaigns

4:30: Hauora time - time for you

6.30: Transport Novotel leave for dinner

7:00 Conference dinner

Thursday 24 May

8:00: Breakfast with Mike King

9:30: Unpacking the wellbeing survey with Phil Riley

11:00: Morning tea

11:30 Workshop #3 - U-groups meet "unconference"-style

12:30: Lunch

2.00: Going offsite for Hauora Planned activities

5:30 - 6.30: Networking with drinks

Friday 25 May

9:00: Technology in education with James Petronelli

10:30 Morning tea

11:00 Workshops: Digital collaboration with Rachel Whalley

12:00 Closing


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Book now for the conference. Costs are $650 for members and $750 for non-members.


We've secured some great rates at Hamilton's Novotel and Ibis hotels. Book through this page to get the best rate.