Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand 2019 Conference

Conference / AGM Auckland

Posted: 08 February 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9qyV

This conference is open to all Montessorians/non-Montessorians, kaiako, trust members, principals, parents and whānau, to help tamariki develop the skills needed to assist them on their journey to adulthood.


Michael Dorer, who was the 6+ speaker for the 2018 conference, returns to extend the work he started. He is excited to be returning to NZ again.

It has been a while since Amy Kirkham has been to NZ, but every time she comes, she leaves teachers inspired and enthused to go back to their 3–6 classes and put her down-to-earth and immediately useable words of wisdom into practice.

We are delighted to welcome Alyssa Conklin-Moore as a first time speaker to this conference. She will be working with kaiako who work with 0–3-year-olds. For the past 19 years she has been serving children under the age of 3, and families at Hershey Montessori School at the Concord Campus in different ways: offering a parent-infant programme (2 months–1 year), running a 4-morning Young Child Community (1 to 3 years), and leading an all-day community that operates 10 hours a day, 5 days a week.  

We will also be graced with 3 speakers from our own waters.

Anaru Kapa, whom some of you have had the privilege of working with on strengthening biculturalism in Montessori.

Michaela Homer is known to many with her work at BestStart, and as a member of the council and the chairperson of the MJ2Ex (Montessori Journey to Excellence) re-working party group. Michela will be speaking on developing emotional intelligence to support leadership.

Anna Renton-Green, who holds an AMI teaching diploma and trained as a specialist dyslexia teacher in 2015. Anna will be speaking on teaching for neurodiversity – supporting children with learning differences.

Held at Waipuna Hotel, Auckland.

More details:

Events summary


06 July 2019 – 08 July 2019

Further information

Contact: Rebecca Andrews

 (04) 282 1702