MANZ Conference 2020

7 October 2019 • MANZ

Kia ora, Planning is well underway for our 2020 conference. We have our three overseas speakers  booked. Emma Elegado-Kotulic from Australia will be our 0-3 year speaker; our very own Aotearoa AMI trainer Carol Potts will be our  3-6 year speaker and Rebecca Dellam, who has been to New Zealand a few times will be our …

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Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award 2019

23 July 2019 • Awards

This year we had six applications for the Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award which was fantastic. It was also the first year MANZ offered $500 to the winning recipient. The applicants were: BestStart Johnsonville, Wellington – Expanding Te Tiriti 0 Waitangi Montessori House of Children Hamilton – Reaching out Montessori Bethlehem, Tauranga – Oral Language…

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MANZ Conference 2019

23 July 2019 • MANZ

Building resilience, resourcefulness and reciprocity for a peaceful world: Ka whakawhanake i te aumangea, ka rarahi ake i ngà rawa, ka tauutuutu i te rangimarie o te ao hurihuri nei. It was my great pleasure to welcome you all to MANZ Conference 2019 at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre Auckland. We had an amazing…

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Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award 2018

19 September 2018 • Awards

The winner of the Dr Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award 2018 was Montessori at Moturoa Primary School – Environmental Quest. You can read their application in Montessori Voices Issue 92. (Dec 2018)or download below.

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MANZ Conference 2018

19 September 2018 • MANZ

It was wonderful to see so many attending MANZ Conference 2018. There were 310 attendees (our best number yet), 25 exhibitors (a record number) and amazing speakers; both international and NZ. Reading the evaluations of attendees, it appears that those attending gained a lot from it. The September issue of e-zine Informed had reflections written…

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MANZ Study Grant 2018

19 September 2018 • Awards

MANZ Study Grant for 2018 was awarded to Tracey Bangs of Fountain City Montessori.  This was to assist with the costs of attending the MMEF AMI Montessori Assistants Certificate Course Birth to Three in September 2018.  

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Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund 2018

19 September 2018 • Awards

Jane McLeod, from Little Earth Queenstown is the recipient of the Binda Goldsbrough Research Fund.  Jane’s research is entitled “Repositioning the Montessori Method Within a Contemporary Mathematical Approach”  

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MANZ Conference 2017

11 August 2017 • MANZ

Conference has been and gone with us all having the opportunity to listen, learn, reflect and of course network with one another. We were very fortunate to have Peta Gibson, Robin Padar, Michael Duffy, Jan Gaffney and Eve Scott as our speakers who were all well received. Some comments from attendees include: Fantastic to have…

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Dr. Nicola Chisnall Memorial Award 2016

27 June 2017 • Awards

The Children’s Corner Howick were the winners of this award 2016. Their submission Learning in the Community told the story of the relationship they had been building with the local rest home Howick Baptist Healthcare (HBH).

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How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

22 April 2017 • Parenting • Resources

In mid-September best selling author Daniel Pink hosted another best selling author, Paul Tough, on his internet broadcast talk show, Office Hours. Paul Tough is the author of the recently released book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Wendy Calise, principal of Countryside Montessori in Illonois, USA and the driving force…

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