2017 Biennial Conference

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The Associations of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia and the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of New Zealand are proud to partner and present the 16th Biennial Conference in 2017 with the theme, ‘Engage, Explore, Envision’. Registration is only open to Heads who are members of AHISA or AHISNZ.

The conference runs from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October in Queenstown, NZ with optional school visits taking place across New Zealand on Wednesday 27th September.

Held only every two years, the AHISA Biennial is a premier conference event. This combined AHISA/AHISNZ Conference provides an opportunity for extended professional exchange between peers who aspire to and are recognised for excellence in autonomous school leadership.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER

Optional school visits will operate in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. More information can be found in the Conference Brochure.

FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

12.00pm Registrations open                                            
2.00pm Church service    
3.15pm Conference opening
3.20pm Keynote: Dame Jenny Shipley, first female PM of New Zealand                
4.05pm Keynote: Steve Munby, CEO Education Development Trust UK
5.00pm Day 1 concludes
6.00pm Welcome Reception                                          

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Day of Deep Learning: Stream Electives based on your unique career stage: First Five Years, Mid-Career or Long-Term Heads

8.30am DAY OF DEEP LEARNING – Session one
10.30am Morning Tea
11.00am DAY OF DEEP LEARNING – Session two
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm DAY OF DEEP LEARNING – Session three
4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.30pm Day 2 concludes
6.30pm Hosted Dinners (Optional)

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER

8.30am Morning worship and reflection
9.00am Ignite sessions (Full abstracts available here)
10.00am Keynote: Dr Tony Fernando, Consultant Psychiatrist, Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine (Auckland)
10.50am Morning Tea
11.20am Keynote: Andreas Schleicher, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD Secretary-General (Paris)
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm

Day 3 concludes

An afternoon of optional activities will run across Queenstown. You can read more about these in the Conference Brochure.

7.00pm Gala Dinner

Please click here to access the full conference brochure.

Please click here to access the full abstracts for the IGNITE sessions.

PARTNERS PROGRAMS

A partners program is available across Saturday and Sunday of the Conference. Program options can be found in the Conference Brochure.

Partners are also welcome to be registered as your guest at the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open to AHISA and AHIS NZ member, and is available online.

Register here: https://dinamics.eventsair.com/ahisa/registration

COST

Early bird registration is available until 30 June    $1,090.00 NZD per person

Full registration will be available from 1 July         $1,200.00 NZD per person

SPONSORS

We are thankful to our sponsors for their support.

Platinum Sponsor
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Welcome Reception Sponsors
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Keynote Sponsors
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Stream Sponsors
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