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School trustees’ conference returns to the South Island

New Zealand’s largest education conference is gearing up to be held in Dunedin, July 14-16, the first time to be held in the South Island since the 2011 earthquake closed the Christchurch Convention Centre.

The conference, known throughout the industry for its intensive professional development schedule and upbeat mood, has grown steadily in popularity over the past decade.  This year’s event is expected to attract more than 1,000 trustees from around the country.

This year’s highlights, include keynote addresses from the children’s commission Judge Andrew Becroft; human rights commissioner David Rutherford, and chief ombudsman Judge Peter Boshier. There will aslo be 54 breakout seminars on offer.

NZSTA president Lorraine Kerr is pleased to be able to have a presence in the South Island again. She has been painfully aware that it has been a long time coming for the association’s South Island members.

NZSTA is using the wide range of venues around Dunedin including the town hall, art gallery and the Regent Theatre.

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