Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand Conference 2019

Conference / AGM Auckland

Posted: 23 April 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9tRU

This conference is open to everyone interested in Montessori education in NZ. MANZ looks forward to you joining us at Waipuna Hotel and Conference venue for an invigorating and fulfilling weekend with a great lineup of guest speakers:

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 a 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 and families, under the age of three, at the Hershey Montessori School Concord Campus in different ways: offering a Parent-Infant programme (2 months to 1 year), running a four-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 three 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, a member of the council and the chairperson of MJ2Ex (Montessori Journey to Excellence) re-working party group. Michela will be speaking on developing emotional intelligence to support leadership.

And 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.

Events summary


06 July 2019 – 08 July 2019

Further information

Contact: Kerry South

 (04) 282 1633