10-11 March 2017
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Programme

Below is the programme for the inaugural Positive Education New Zealand Conference.

This is a preliminary programme, current as at 8 December 2016. It is subject to minor changes.

TIME SESSION
9:30am REGISTRATION OPENS
Christ's College
Arrival morning tea
10:25am  WELCOME

10:30am  WHY BOTHER PROMOTING WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS?
The question that everybody asks

Dr Lucy Hone
Session kindly sponsored by Ministry of Education
10:50am  THE WHAT AND HOW OF WELLBEING IN SCHOOLS
Associate Professor Mathew A White
11:45am  Lunch 
12:45pm  ROADMAP FOR POSITIVE EDUCATION:
Pathways for low-budget options
Dr Paula Robinson
1:50pm  EVALUATING WELLBEING IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
Dr Aaron Jarden
2:25pm  ERO WELLBEING INDICATORS:
How can these guide evaluation and promotion of student wellbeing?
Jill Pears
2:55pm  Afternoon tea 
3:30pm  MINDFULNESS IN SCHOOLS
Grant Rix
4:15pm  MANAGING POSITIVE CHANGE
Associate Professor Mathew A White
5:25pm  Wrap up 
5:30pm  Networking drinks and nibbles with Richie McCaw & Gemma Flynn
Time Session
8:30am STRENGTHS IN PRACTICE:
Mayerson Academy's experience designing and implementing a strengths-based program in more than 50 schools in the United States. How we did it, what we learned, and the questions we have.
Dr Jillian Darwish
9:30am  EMBEDDING A STRENGTHS FOCUS AT SCHOOL
Dr Denise Quinlan 
10:00am  Morning tea 
10:30am  CHOOSING THE RIGHT MODEL TO FIT YOUR SCHOOL CULTURE
Dr Lucy Hone
11:00am  FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE:
Case Studies from the Trenches. What Worked, What Floundered, What would you do Differently? 
  • Primary stream
  • Secondary stream

  • 12:30pm  Lunch 
    1:30pm  GETTING GRIT: How to Embed Passion, Persistence & Awe in your School
    Caroline Adams Miller
    2:15pm  POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN SPORT:
    What does it look like? Lessons from High Performance Sport"?

    John Quinn
    Maree Bowden
    Gemma McCaw
    3:00pm  Conference wrap up 

    SUPPORTED BY