E ngā mana, e ngā reo, ngā rau rangatira ma – tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Yay – we’re back and with bells on.

2021 will see the return of the highly valued PB4L Conference. This year, the conference theme is “Whakahauora, Whakaarorangi, Whakamanamana –
Refresh, Refocus, Rejoice” and will be focused on reviving practices and processes that enhance PB4L and also celebrating the success of PB4L in schools and ECE services.
This year is the first year that we will have presentations from across the PB4L suite - School-Wide, Restorative Practice, Incredible Years – Teacher, Parent and Autism, Kaupapa Māori – Huakina Mai and Te Mana Tikitiki, and Check and Connect.

There really is something for everyone. This is also the first year that we will run the conference as a face-to-face event, and as a virtual hui.
The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) is honoured to be the lead partner for the 2021 conference and along with the PB4L conference team have put together an exciting programme.

Our keynote addresses will be from a mix of New Zealand and international speakers. We welcome Minister Jan Tinetti, Ngahi Bidois, Ian Taylor, Tim Lewis (coming to us virtually) and Kathryn Berkett as our experts who will set the scene, and challenge and encourage us on our PB4L journey.  We would encourage you to think about sending a team of personnel from your school or ECE service, so that this professional learning opportunity can have maximum impact on the practices that have most meaning for you.

We are excited about the potential that the 2021 PB4L conference has to help improve practice and look forward to the energy, innovation and excitement that the event will bring.

On behalf of NZSTA and the PB4L conference team, we very much look forward to youjoining us in August for two days to Refresh, Refocus, and Rejoice.

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

Lorraine Kerr MNZM, President – NZSTA