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Tuesday, May 14 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
A Leadership Adventure - Five New Zealand schools collaborate to create a model for the future.

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He aha te kai o te rangatira? He Korero, he korero, he korero What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication. Five Dunedin schools have reimagined their view of curriculum and leadership. The New Zealand education landscape has changed significantly following the removal of a system of National Standards. This has allowed schools to rediscover a curriculum full of opportunity and engagement. The group has seized this opportunity to work together to create an exciting curriculum and professional development model where leaders, teachers and students enjoy learning reimagined. With a shared vision and collaborative leadership, the schools have created a model for autonomous school improvement. In this session we will explore a model for change and the elements that have contributed to the project success and discuss the following questions: How can a shared vision create new learning for school leaders? What skills and capabilities will our students need to respond to a changing world? How can project based learning grow opportunities and engagement for our students? How can we support and grow teacher confidence and capability in Project based learning? Join us to hear how this project has transformed learning and leadership in five Dunedin schools.

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Andrew Hunter

Principal, Balmacewen Intermediate School
25 years as principal.Curriculum design, leadership mentoring. Rugby coach.

Brian Filipo

Principal, Halfway Bush School
Brian is a well regarded Principal in Dunedin and his leadership experience in running the largest cultural festival for Maori and Pasifika students in the country is a great asset.  Brian is the Principal at Halfway Bush School.
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Simon Clarke

Principal, Kaikorai School
Simon has been the Principal of Kaikorai Primary School for the last seven years in Dunedin, New Zealand.  He has a passion for fostering change and  developing teachers skills and confidence from the bottom up through the use of Action Research.  He has spoken internationally... Read More →

Verity Harlick

Verity is an experienced Principal and her outstanding work has been recognised by her colleagues by being voted onto the executive of the Otago Principals Association.   Verity is  Principal at Maori Hill School.
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Chris Smith

Principal, Wakari School
Chris has been a Principal at both small and large schools throughout the South Island and is currently the Principal at Wakari School.  He has an interest in collaborative teaching and school design for learning.

Tuesday May 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Alberta Room