Lynn Rupe and Tania Bullick are coming to the South Island in April 2019! Workshops will explore ideas around curriculum, assessment, planning, Te Whatu Pōkeka and Te Titiriti-based practice. Using thes practices, we hold the child, their family and whānua firmly at the centre of everything, whild honouring their contributions as a basis for the design of a local curriculum for your individual setting.

There will be a choice of two workshops, repeated over two session times, so attendees will have the option of attending one workshop or both. Apart from Christchurch, where only one session will be held, so attendees will need to choose one workshop only.

$55.00 per workshop

$100.00 for the same person to attend both workshops (for all locations except Christchurch)

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Monday 1 April

Remarkables Primary School, 49 Lake Avenue, Frankton
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 3 April

University of Otago, Castle Building (Central Campus)
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Tuesday 2 April

Elmwood Gardens, 309 Dee Street
4:00pm-6:00pm and again from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday 4 April

Haeata Community Campus, 240 Breezes Road
6:00pm-8:00pm only




Workshop options - attendees can pick one or attend both in all locations except Christchurch where attendees will need to pick one workshop only


Workshop 1: Learning Stories as a Reflective Lens for Te Tiriti-based Practice

Kotahi te Kākano, he nui ngā hua o te rākau

A Tree comes from one seed but bears many fruit

Presented by Tania Bullick

This workshop will explore the ways that individual and teams of teachers can broaden their understanding of Te Tiriti based Practices and bicultural development using Learning Stories as a vehicle for reflection and growth.  Drawing on the Learning Story and Te Whatu Pōkeka frameworks, and drawing on the assumption that children’s contributions grow a unique local curriculum, participants will reflect on their connections with and knowledge of the children, families and whānau within their setting as a foundation for further developing Te Tiriti-based practice within their curriculum design and planning. 


Workshop 2: Matanga Kairāranga/ Expert Weaver

Presented by Lynn Rupe

Te Whāriki 2017 says, “the expert weaver will examine the foundations for planning and technique. If these are sound, the quality will be seen on the face-up side.” During this workshop we will delve into Te Whāriki 2017 and consider what you would weave into your local curriculum to create an whāriki worthy of an expert weaver. What does Te Whāriki 2017 inspire you to weave?

During the workshop you will have the opportunity to think about your local curriculum and decide was is valuable for children’s learning. Also you will ask yourself the question what makes an expert weaver? At the end of the workshop you will have a woven whāriki representing the foundations of learning for children - foundations that will support children for lifelong learning.