Fuji Xerox and Wellington Regional Primary Principals' Association Conference 2021
Te Papa, Wellington
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th March, 2021

Registration & Accommodation

Registration Prices for WRRPA Member Schools:$300 + GST one day registration only$400 + GST full registration (Thursday and Friday)$375 +GST pp for 3+ attendees from the same school
Cancellation fee of $70 + gst will be applied from 12th March 2021. Please email cancellations to Substitutions are accepted.

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Accommodation - West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield Street, Wellington
A special rate is available for WRPPA delegates at the West Plaza Hotel.

Room rate: $150 including GST per room per night

To make a booking:

Guest can Phone – 0800 731 444 or and quote the confirmation name or number.

Confirmation name and number: Wellington Regional Primary Principals Association #483713Bookings are subject to availability. Don't delay, book your accommodation early!


Day One – Thursday 25 March 2021

8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:30 am Enter Soundings Theatre
8:45 am Karakia, Waiata, Conference Opening, Housekeeping
9:15 am WRPPA President
9:25 am Taster/Opener – MC Jehan Casinader
9:55 am Sponsor – Fuji Xerox
10:00 am Morning Tea in Oceania
10:45 am Keynote – Dr Paul Wood, Doctor of Psychology
12:00 pm Inspiration – Gina Dao Maclay
12:15 pm Sponsor – Furnware
12:20 pm Lunch in Oceania
13:30 pm Keynote – Paul Rangiwahia, Wellbeing Advocate
14:45 pm Inspiration – Chloe Swarbrick, MP, Green Party
15:00 pm Sponsor – sKids
15:05 pm Afternoon Tea in Oceania
15:35 pm Keynote – Kathryn Berkett, Certified Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner

16:45 pm Wrap up Day 1, MC Jehan Casinader
7:00 pm Drinks in Oceania Sponsored by Accounting for Schools
19:00 pm End of Day 1

Programme subject to change.

Day Two – Friday 26 March

7:30 am Breakfast in Wellington Foyer
8:45 am Welcome to Day 2 / Karakia / NZ Anthem in Soundings Theatre
9:00 am Keynote - TBA due to a late cancellation
10:15 am Inspiration – Sophie Handford
10:30 am Keynote – Sue Johnston, Professional and Personal Development Coach and Facilitator
11:35 am Morning Tea in Oceania
12:10 pm Inspiration – Watene Campbell
12:20 pm Keynote - Jehan Casinader is one of New Zealand’s leading journalists
13:20 pm Sponsors’ Prize Draws
13:40 pm Conference Closing, MC Jehan Casinader
14:00 pm End of Day 2

Programme subject to change.

Keynote Speakers

MC and Keynote Jehan Casinader

Jehan Casinader is one of New Zealand’s leading journalists, with a career spanning 12 years in primetime TV current affairs.

He has reported for TVNZ’s flagship programmes, including Sunday, Seven Sharp, Close Up and Breakfast. Jehan was named “Broadcast Reporter of the Year” at the Voyager Media Awards in 2020, and “Reporter of the Year” at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018.

In the aftermath of natural disasters, terror attacks, sporting triumphs and everything in between, Jehan has helped hundreds of Kiwis to share their vulnerable and deeply personal stories with the rest of the country.

As a survivor of depression, Jehan wants all Kiwis to be able to tell hopeful stories about their lives – stories that promote mental wellbeing. He is the author of a new book, This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life (HarperCollins, October 2020).

Dr Paul Wood

Paul Wood, Doctor of Psychology spent almost 11 years behind bars. As an 18 year-old, Dr Paul Wood was completely off the rails. He wasn't coping with the impending death of his mother, he was dependent on drugs, and was an unemployed high-school dropout who was committing crimes to feed his habit. Two days after his mother died he lost control when his then drug dealer attempted to sexually assault him. Paul was convicted of murder for this offence and then spent more than a decade in some of New Zealand's toughest prisons.

During this period Paul became the first person in New Zealand’s history to progress through undergraduate and Masters degrees while in prison. He was also the first person to begin a Doctorate while incarcerated. Paul's educational pursuits dovetailed with a journey of personal exploration and change, both of which gave him a profound understanding of the ingredients required to successfully strive towards our potential, deal with the challenges of change, and build the mental toughness and resilience necessary to flourish in adversity.

Paul Rangiwahia

Paul Rangiwahia uses his creative abilities and art to help solve mental and emotional health issues. Paul is motivated to help change the way we look at our wellbeing in Aotearoa and promote the many benefits of being mentally and emotionally fit.

As Paul says “Taking responsibility for your own actions makes life work better. Liking who we are and what we stand for is surely one of the ultimate quests of life? To do that there needs to be honesty and accountability, that’s just a given. To experience inner peace and fulfilment because of this is something worth striving for.

Kathryn Berkett

Kathryn Berkett has her Masters in Educational Psychology, and has certified as a Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics practitioner with Dr Perry. Kathryn has extensive experience in understanding how trauma can impact on development.

She has worked and trained, nationally and internationally, on the subject of neuroscience for over twenty years, delivering to a variety of organisations including: the Police; Oranga Tamariki; Teachers; Corrections; Parents; Recreation Groups; Mental Health Professionals; NZ Rugby; and Corporates. Kathryn also has a TEDx talk titled: ‘Neuroscience of Device Zombies’.

Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston is a Professional and Personal Development Coach and Facilitator. Sue works with a wide range of leaders and teams in New Zealand and internationally from her base in Greytown.

Sue brings to her practice an integrated mix of wisdom, experience, and skills that allow her clients to experience new insights and growth that feels both gentle and challenging. She has a reputation for establishing a high trust environment that enables her clients to get comfortable with the discomfort associated with stretch and growth as they explore and develop their leadership potential. She supports her clients to more from insights to sustainable actions.