SchoolBench at the Educate Plus Conference in Auckland
Parashift’s Henri Guillaume and I attended the Educate Plus conference in Auckland this month, and what a fabulous conference it was!
Coincidentally, being our first Education Plus, it was also my first trip to the land of the long white cloud, but alas, we were too busy to play tourist. We were there for four days and based at Sky City in the heart of the city.
Each day, the conference delegates kick-started their morning with a keynote speech. Day one, Corrinne Armour discussed Fearless Leadership, and day two, Sally Thibault spoke on Women in Leadership – The Reality, The Challenges, The Possibilities. Two very impressive and passionate speakers.
Parashift held a stand, and over the conference, pleasingly we were well visited by people from all other Australia and New Zealand, with great discussions on SchoolBench and the challenges faced in school marketing.
A highlight of the conference was the Gala Evening held at Eden Park. The event had the theme of wearing your team’s colours; however, some preferred to use the opportunity to frock up. An entertaining night that allowed people to let their hair down and enjoy each other’s company in a more relaxed forum.
Educate Plus Gala Evening
Judy-Ann Quillian from Loreto, Neil McWhannel of Educate Plus,
Kieren Fitzpatrick & Henri Guilluame of Parashift