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Sunday 10th September



2.00pm - 5.00pm

Registration open, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

6.00pm - 7.00pm  First Timers function, Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

The First-Timers event is limited to conference first-time attendees only.  No other events are organised for this evening, so we suggest that regional clusters and informal networking groups use this time for regional dinners and get-togethers.

Monday 11th September



9.00am - 10.00am

Registration open, Queenstown Events Centre



School Performance - Queenstown Primary & Remarkables Primary

 10.00am - 10.45am

Morning Tea

 10.45am - 11.45am



 11.45am - 12.45pm



12.45pm - 1.00pm

Leanne Otene, NZPF President

Hon. Jan Tinetti, Minister of Education


Keynote presentation, Patrick Camangian - The Transformative Lives We Lead: Making Education Our Own


Sponsor & Business Partner Awards - ASB, Crest Clean, Footsteps

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Rural Lunch


2.00pm - 2.10pm

Business Partner Presentations - Scholastic, Furnware

2.15pm - 3.15pm   



3.15pm - 3.30pm          

Keynote presentation, Pasi Sahlberg - The Big Picture of School Education: What every principal needs to know?


Fiona McMillan, Anderson Lloyd - Principals not Lawyers

6.00pm - 7.30pm

Laneways Welcome function         

 The Laneways welcome function will finish at 7.30pm, at which stage the bars used will be open to the public.  We suggest that networking or regional cluster dinners be organised to follow this event for those who wish to get together with colleagues.

Tuesday 12th September


Registration Open, Queenstown Events Centre

8.30am - 8.35am

Mihi Whakatau

8.35am - 8.45am

Business Partner Presentations - Fuji, Photolife

8.45am - 9.45am

Keynote presentation, Abbas Nazari - From Afghanistan to New Zealand

9.45am - 10.10am

NZPF Awards

10.10am - 10.50am  Morning Tea

10.50am - 11.20am

School Performance - Upper Clutha Schools

11.20am - 11.30am

Business Partner Presentations - Office Max, PC Media

11.35am - 12.35pm

Keynote presentation, Pasi Sahlberg - Equity and Excellence in Education – two sides of the same coin

12.35pm - 12.45pm

Business Partner Presentations - Resene, Alsco, Genesis School-gen 

12.45pm - 1.00pm NZPF AGM
1.00pm - 1.45pm


1.45pm - 5.00pm

Hauora Activities (offsite)

7.00pm - 11.00pm Dinner Reimagined

Wednesday 13th September


Registration open, Queenstown Events Centre

8.30am - 8.35am

Mihi Whakatau

8.35am - 8.47am

Business Partner and Sponsor Presentations - Education Perfect, NZ Uniforms, Linewise, Libelle

8.47am - 9.47am

Keynote presentation, Patrick Camangian - From Coping to Hoping: Teaching to Thrive through Social Trauma

9.47am - 9.56am

Business Partner Presentations - TEC, Tui Tuia, ImpactED

9.56am - 10.40am

Morning Tea

10.40am - 11.10am


11.10am - 11.55am


11.55am - 12.20pm

School Performance - St Gerards School & Dunstan Kahui Ako


Keynote presentation, Dame Valerie Adams - On the Couch with Dame Valerie Adams


Trans Tasman 2024 Conference Presentation

Main Prize Draw

School Performances – Arrowtown School & Queenstown Primary

Po Aturau

Conference Closing



Please note this programme is subject to change at the discretion of the Conference Organising Committee.

Gold NZPF Business Partners

Silver NZPF Business Partners

Bronze NZPF Business Partners