In June 2016, the Australian Primary Principals Association and the New Zealand Principals’ Federation collaborated to bring together the Tran-Tasman Principals’ Conference in Auckland.
The theme of the conference was “Knowledge in Our Hand,” and participants were encouraged to tell their diverse and exciting stories of working in education. The program included speakers from both sides of the Tasman, and generated energetic discussion and professional debate.
APPA President Dennis Yarrington said of the conference:
“The connection to speak and share our stories was engaged and switched on. Our presenters and workshop leaders inspired conversation and deep reflection on practice. The key conference themes of Excellence, Innovation, Inquiry & Curiosity, Diversity, Equity, Community & Participation, Ecological Sustainability, Integrity and Respect were covered in a range of keynotes, presentations and workshops.”
A special thank you goes to the host committee from Auckland Primary Principals’ Association, who made everyone feel welcome in their city. A great number of new connections and networks were established during the conference and, although the distance between our countries might seem great, our relationship is stronger than ever. For more information about the conference, see the website here.