Thank you for attending the 2016 Trans-Tasman Principals’ Conference

A warm thank you from the Trans-Tasman Principals’ Conference organisers

On behalf of the organising committee for the 2016 Trans-Tasman Conference, I would like to extend a warm thank you to all those who attended and supported this event.  The feeling at conference throughout the three days was energising and engaging and your participation is what contributed to that.  We hope that you have returned to your schools and workplaces feeling refreshed and with some worthwhile stories to share.

I would also like to thank our sponsors and business partners who make up such an important part of these events and add to the experience in so many ways.  Thank you for getting behind the theme of the conference and entering into the spirit of story-telling with us.

As with any event of this size and nature there were many people who worked hard behind the scenes on a voluntary basis to support us and make it special.  Huge thanks go to the schools whose talented teachers and students came in to open up the programme each day – Manurewa Intermediate School, Wainui School, Campbells Bay School, Marina View Primary School and Pomaria Primary School – and the schools and children who supported the Church Service also. You all added something very special to our conference.

To the organising committee of ten energetic and thoughtful colleagues from both sides of the Tasman and to Clare Chambers and her team from The Conference Company who did such a professional job for us, my heartfelt thanks. This was an event of two years in the making and I appreciate the commitment that everyone made to ensure continuity and flow of ideas over that length of time.

As our Presidents Dennis Yarrington and Iain Taylor both said in their opening addresses, this conference is unique in that it keeps the professional collegiality and co-operation between Australia and New Zealand alive, and that is both very rare and very special. More than that, it allows us to reflect, to be challenged and to remind ourselves of our roles as leaders of learning in our schools.

We look forward to the next Trans-Tasman in Australia in 2020. We extend the organising committee for that conference our best wishes and to you all our hopes for a professionally fulfilling year ahead.

Jill Corkin

Conference Convenor


Trans Tasman Principals’ Conference 2016 is proudly brought to you by:

New Zealand Principals Federation      APPA NZ       APPA - Australian Primary Principals Association

Conference Business Partners – APPA New Zealand

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