New Training Opportunities

Three day  Training Wed 11- Fri 13th Oct 2017 in Taupo    This training has now been cancelled.  Please contact Gael Donaghy (see address below) if you are keen on some training in the future.

This training will be held at Sun Court Motel and Conference Centre, overlooking the lake.  It will be led by Ann Hill, a trainer, who works with schools in Australia, who will be assisted by two BPENZ Trustees:  Jen McCutcheon (Development Manager at Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu) and Gael Donaghy

The training will cover the major elements of Big Picture:  advisories, individualised learning through passion projects and internships, assessment through exhibitions.  You will also learn skills and procedures for working with young people and helping them uncover their interests.

We will plan on going out to dinner together on Thurs 12 Oct, but this is optional.

This training will be held in the school break to make it more affordable for schools.  

Cost for training:

$600 for one particpant
$500 per person for more than one participant / school
20% discount for membership of BPENZ  

The cost of the training covers morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas.  Please indicate any special dietary requirements on the Registration Form.  Participants will be responsible for organising their own travel, accommodation and evening meals.

Sun Court contacts:
Alanna Finnie - Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre,  . Phone: 07 378 8265

Membership prices:

For schools up to 400 students - $250  for the first year, reducing to $125 in the second and subsequent years.

For schools up over 400 students  - $500 for the first year, reducing to $250 for the second year and subsequent years

For individual members (for those not working in schools) -  $150 for the first year, reducing to $75 for the second year and subsequent years.

Once Gael receives your Registration Form she will create an e-invoice and e-email it to you.  Places are allocated on the training in order of payment received.

We had to turn schools away for our last training, and these schools will be offered a place first.  They will have to pay for the training to secure their place however.


Please download a Registration Form HERE, fill it in and attach it to an to Gael Donaghy (


For  information about attending International Events please email Jen.McCutcheon