Welcome to the New Zealand Principals’ Federation Conference 2019

Nau mai, haere mai,

On behalf of the New Zealand Principals Federation and the 2019 Conference Committee, we invite you to join us at the NZPF Conference scheduled for Auckland from 3 – 5 July 2019.

In a time of huge potential change and the acknowledgement by many of the need to refresh our education system in Aotearoa NZ, we have chosen the title Renaissance not Reformation for this conference. This signifies a time of renewal, new beginnings and ‘big’ step change in our sector, rather than the addition of continuous layers of smaller changes such as we have seen since the introduction of Tomorrow’s Schools in 1989.

The Maori whakatauki – Kotahi te tapuwae, he mano, he mano kei muri – (the first footprint is followed by 1000s upon 1000s) acknowledges where we have come from and that what we do today will impact on the futures of those to come. In the spirit of this sentiment, the 2019 Conference programme will pay tribute to some education leaders of the past as well as look ahead to the global trends and challenges of the future.

The conference venue is Sky City Auckland Convention Centre in the heart of Auckland City itself.  Through the conference programme and social events, we aim to give you a taste of what this multicultural, cosmopolitan city has to offer as new Zealand’s largest city.
The NZPF Executive and Conference Committee feel it is a privilege to host you, and we are eager to make the 2019 NZPF Conference very memorable, both educationally and socially.  We hope it will be an inspiring experience, in a great location, leaving you with a rejuvenated sense of leadership and purpose.

We are looking forward to warmly welcoming you and hosting you in July 2019. 

Please join us.
No reira, tena koutou katoa,

Jill Corkin

NZPF Conference Convenor