manz conference 2024

MANZ Conference 2024

Educate, Advocate: Ako mai, Tautoko mai. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience as we delve into the heart of education and advocacy. Our theme embodies the spirit of collaboration and support. Get ready for a weekend filled with inspiration, collaboration, and invaluable insights. Something for Everyone! July 6th & 7th 2024 Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre Auckland.
Date: 6th July & 7th July, 2024
Location: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland 1060.

Kia ora,

EARLY BIRD FINISHES 17th MAY. REGISTER NOW!

I am absolutely thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you to attend the much-anticipated MANZ Conference 2024!

Our Theme: Educate, Advocate: Ako mai, Tautoko mai       

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience as we delve into the heart of education and advocacy. Our theme embodies the spirit of collaboration and support.

Something for Everyone!
This conference is not just an event; it’s an inclusive gathering for Montessorians and non-Montessorians alike. Whether you’re a dedicated kaiako, a trust member, a principal, a parent, whānau member, or someone interested in learning more about ‘Montessori,’ there’s something here for you. Together, let’s explore how we can empower tamariki and rangatahi, equipping them with the skills they need for their journey to adulthood.

Join Us at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Venue
We are delighted to host this invigorating event once again at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Venue in this picturesque location in Mt. Wellington, Auckland. Get ready for a weekend filled with inspiration, collaboration, and invaluable insights.

Register Now!
Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for a weekend that promises to be both fulfilling and enriching. MANZ eagerly anticipates your presence, contributing to the collective energy that makes our conferences truly exceptional.

Cathy Wilson
Chief Executive
MANZ

 


Conference Programme

Conference starts at 9am on Saturday the 6th July and concludes at 5.00pm on Sunday the 7th July.

This year will again include a Nibbles and Natter event from 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm on Saturday night which is a lovely opportunity to network with others and enjoy a casual atmosphere. It was a great success last year so we are doing it again.


Conference Speakers


Trade Exhibitors

Growing Kiwi Gardeners aim is to enrich children’s lives through gardening. I support early childhood kaiako embed sustainable gardening into their curriculum, through hands-on and online gardening programmes, and professional learning and development.

 

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand is a leader in early childhood education – growing kaiako, leaders, knowledge and bicultural teaching practices so tamariki learn and thrive. Scoring ‘highly confident’ in Educational performance and Capability in Self-Assessment, Te Rito Maioha is a recognised NZQA Category 1 tertiary education provider.

The Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF) is the only Montessori teacher training centre in Aotearoa, New Zealand affiliated to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). MMEF welcomes both domestic and international students.

 

Think Education Supplies – the leading suppliers of quality Children’s Furniture and Montessori Equipment in Australia and New Zealand.  Who stock the full Nienhuis and Gonzagarredi Montessori range and the full ETC printed Montessori range covering language, Mathematics, Science, Geography. History and time lines.


MediTrain offers over 30 years of specialised first aid training experience to Early Childhood Education in New Zealand.  Our courses are developed with a focus on practical, real-world scenarios relevant to early childhood settings. Our team of expert instructors bring a depth of experience to each course and train your team to enhance safety and emergency preparedness in your classroom. Join our fun, informative and engaging class and ensure your staff can apply their first aid skills confidently.”

 Sharp Corporation for all your copy, printing & consumable needs.

Keep your eye on here as we finalise the details with Exhibitors we will add them here.


Conference Registration Fees 

Registrations are open and we are again offering a discounted Early Bird price for registrations and payments received by 17 May 2024.  So get in quick to take advantage of this fantastic discount.

Early Bird Registration Fees:  Two-day registration fee are as follows:

  • School Member: $390 + GST
  • Individual Member $460 + GST
  • Non-Member $615 + GST
  • Organisational Member: $460 +GST

South Island Discount:  For 2024 we are again offering our South Island attendees a $50 discount on their registration fee.

The 2-day full registration fee includes

  • Entry to conference sessions  July 6th & 7th, 2024
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea’s

PAYMENT 

Invoices will be sent out upon registration and payment is required to the MANZ bank account.  To qualify for our Early Bird pricing all registrations must be paid in full by 17 May 2024.


Accommodation bookings for this year’s MANZ Conference are available onsite. To make a booking, take note of our Conference Reservation Code ” MANZ0724″ and contact Waipuna’s Reservations Manager, Shabnam Khurana, either by email ShabnamK@waipunahotel.co.nz or phone 09 526 3003. Our Conference Reservation Code allows you to access the conference rate of $235 per night for a standard room which includes a buffet breakfast for one person or $270 for 2 people.


REGISTRATION CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

Substitutions: If you have registered and paid but are unable to attend then you are welcome to substitute someone to take your place. Please contact us with the new attendees name and details as soon as possible. You can make substitutions up until one week prior to the workshop.

Cancellations and Refunds: Please email admin@montessori.org.nz if you wish to amend or cancel your registration. A full refund less a $100 service fee will be issued for cancellations received on or before 31 May, 2024.

No refunds will be issued after 31 May, 2024. Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.


GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE

When booking flights MANZ recommends that you book with a Flexi-fare so you can change flying dates or obtain a refund – just in case.

INSURANCE

It is strongly recommended and your responsibility to have insurance to cover medical, travel, and registration expenses in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please advise of any special dietary, mobility, or other special requirements when you register.  Special Dietary requests will only be accepted until 11 am on Friday 14 June 2024.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

CONTACT DETAILS

MANZ, PO Box 31461, Lower Hutt 5040.

For all registration and general enquiries, email us at admin@montessori.org.nz, or call Cathy on 027 4485 525.

MANZ Conference 2024

Date: 6th July & 7th July, 2024
Location: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington,

Accommodation

Accommodation bookings for this year's MANZ Conference are available onsite. To make a booking, take note of our Conference Reservation Code " MANZ0724" and contact Waipuna's Reservations Manager, Shabnam Khurana, either by email ShabnamK@waipunahotel.co.nz or phone 09 526 3003. Our Conference Reservation Code allows you to access the conference rate of $235 per night for a standard room which includes a buffet breakfast for one person or $270 for 2 people.