MANZ Professional Events

Professional events for teachers and parents involved in Montessori centres and schools in New Zealand. You will find information below to register for these events in 2018.

PD 6-12 Years: The Work of Wool

Carol Palmer will be facilitating this workshop and has designed it from the work she has been doing on developing a Handiwork Album. This workshop aims to empower kaiako to integrate more Handwork into their curriculum. The workshop is suitable for everyone – from complete beginners to those who already craft, but would like ideas on how to structure their Handwork programme and add a “Montessori lens.”
Date: 15/16 September 2018
Location: Silverstream Retreat, Wellington
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MANZ Conference 2018

MANZ Conference 2018

Within the child lies the future of humanity: Ko te tamaiti te tipuranga anamata.
Date: 7-9 July 2018
Location: Convention Centre Napier, Napier
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Observation Workshop

Observation is an essential tool for linking Montessori philosophy and teaching practice. It enables Montessori teachers to gather data and provide evidence for teaching as inquiry, internal evaluations, and of course to plan for tamariki lessons. It requires careful and individual preparation on the part of the observer and preparation is necessary in order to be capable of observing and understanding what is observed.
Date: All completed
Location: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin
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Strengthening Biculturalism in your Centre/Kura – The Next Step Te Ao Māori(TAM) Practice Health Check for Centre/Kura and Kakano (the child)

For MANZ to continue to support service/schools who have attended the Strengthening Biculturalism in Montessori Wananga the next step is the ‘Health Check.’ This is an opportunity to have a specialised kaiako in this field come and assist with development in your service/kura of blending Montessori and biculturalism together. Anaru, and possibly Maria Kapa, will visit your service/school observing practice and principles using a Te Ao Maori lens (TAM). It will be kakano (child) centred.
Date: On request
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