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Longworth Education - Joy of Play Educators Conference

Longworth Education - Joy of Play Educators Conference

Get ready for an exhilarating day filled with passionate educators, innovative ideas, and the magic of play! We're thrilled to welcome primary and ECE teachers, as well as professionals who share a deep interest in harnessing the power of play for children's learning. This is no ordinary conference; it's a vibrant celebration of learning and play at New Zealand's largest play extravaganza!

Imagine starting your school year with an inspiring day where you can connect, share, and learn from experts and fellow enthusiasts who are dedicated to bringing the joy of play back into the lives of New Zealand's children.

Here's a sneak peek at what awaits you during this action-packed day:

Morning Welcome: Our day kicks off with a heartwarming Mihi Whakatau, a traditional Maori welcome, setting the tone for a day of connection and learning.

Keynote Speakers: We have the privilege of hosting remarkable speakers like Kath Murdoch and Dr. Sarah Aiono, who will ignite your passion for play-based learning.

Breakout Sessions: Dive into a wide array of fascinating breakout sessions led by experts in the field. From establishing culturally responsive practices to educational leadership that sustains play-based learning, there's something for everyone.

Explore and Connect: Connect with professionals like Tania Henare, Andrew King, Jo Newburry, Dave Greville, and more, as they share their experiences and insights into the world of play-based education.

Sponsors: We're incredibly grateful to our sponsors, including Mindfull, Project Play NZ, Wardini Books, and Sport New Zealand, who make this day possible.

So, get ready to embark on a journey of inspiration and transformation. This conference isn't just a gathering; it's a celebration of the profound impact play has on education and the lives of our young learners.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this dynamic event! It's time to embrace the power of play, celebrate learning, and make a difference in the lives of New Zealand's children. Join us for a day that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary!

More details on the Official event page on our website.

Phone: 022 417 1449

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Wednesday 24 January, 8:30am to 3:45pm


Restrictions: All Ages

General Admission $189.75

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Phone: 022 417 1449


Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
48 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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