Literacy And Numeracy In ECE

2nd October 2021 – 9am to 3pm

The workshop will deliver practical and visual literacy-maths teaching skills. The workshop highlights the importance of using maths dialogue and acknowledges how maths communication skills can be developed by connecting to literacy and other areas including science and the arts.


Fundamental Teaching Theories

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

Teachers are the most important resources in any ECE setting. “Kaiako has a responsibility to be knowledgeable about theories that underpin effective pedagogy in Te Whariki, it’s framework and intent.” Te Whariki,


The Inquiry Based Approach

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

Our ECE curriculum requires us to prioritise the support of children’s developing working theories. Children need the skills to inquire, theories, collaborate, and problem-solve.


Smart and Healthy Organisations

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

By building a positive team culture, it is possible to reduce stress and foster a sense of ownership. If you want to develop and contribute to a positive work culture in your organisation, this is the workshop for you.


Special Character Centres

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

The workshop will include what it means to teach from a Biblical viewpoint, how Te Ao (the Maori world view) sits comfortably with the Christian Early Learning setting, how values-based learning is for everyone and how to engage young children in a fun and holistic Christian programme.


Leading And Teaching

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

Why do we feel that we need to apply the word leader to only certain teachers? One reason is that most of us think of a leader as someone who takes on additional roles. The perception that “regular” teachers are not leaders is reinforced by historical patterns of management.


Supporting Social And Moral Competence

Saturday (Date TBA) – 9am to 1pm

Social and moral competence enables children to interact with peers in a variety of ways and contexts and to maintain positive relationships with peers and adults, both of which are critical for future success. It is through positive relationships that children learn best.