Māori Teachers’ Conference 2021
On behalf of Te Huarahi it is my pleasure to invite you to attend Ythis year the PPTA will run its 26th Māori Teachers’ Conference.
The theme of the conference is Tiakina te Tangata - Looking After You - Tihei Mauri Ora!
Date: The conference will take place on Sunday 11 & Monday 12 July, followed by an excursion day on Tuesday 13 July.
Venue: Brentwood Hotel, Pōneke
The conference is for Māori kaiako and teachers of Māori working across the curriculum, including guidance counsellors and transition teachers, teachers of Te Reo Māori and teachers involved in Māori medium education. Talks and workshops will focus on empowering Māori teachers and learners, Te Tiriti, and ensuring we take time to focus on wellbeing in these uncertain times.
The conference will incorporate a practical hands-on focus with workshops sessions and panel discussions, as well as a fantastic line up of Keynote speakers that includes:
- Che Wilson - Māori Party president
- Debbie Ngarewa – Packer, Māori Party MP
- Rawiri Waititi, Māori Party MP
- Keri Lawson – Te Aho
- Rawiri Toia – Ngāpuhi - Director of Māori-medium schooling projects for Victoria University of Wellington
Registration is free this year thanks to the PPTA Te Wehengarua PLD Fund. Delegates will, however, need to seek funding from their kura or PPTA Te Wehengarua region for travel and accommodation.
To register and for detailed programme information visit the official event website.
Te Huarahi and the wider PPTA Te Wehengarua whanau look forward to seeing you in Pōneke this July.