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Energise 2024: Celebrating the successes of New Zealand education

Price FREE – $150 NZD + BF + GST Register

Event description

Energise 2024, has partnered with Digital Story Telling Aotearoa (DSTA) to deliver you the most EPIC conference in education.

Engage in a 2-day hui for educators, where you will participate in three engaging streams over the 2-days: There are over 20 workshops to choose from supporting Leadership, Effective Pedagogy, and Digital Integration. 

Get to know other like-minded educators and hear from masterminds in NZ education. 

Of course - there will be gin, entertainment, prizes, and loads of laughs!

Get Amped at Energise 2024!

Keynotes sessions

Whitney Hansen - A Visionary Leader Shaping the Future of Sport

Whitney is currently the head coach of Matatū in the Super Rugby Aupiki, she brings a unique perspective rooted in her diverse roles as a former Canterbury player, a teacher, team leader, senior leader, and a visionary leader in sports and education. 

Whitney's journey takes her from the rugby field to the classroom, and now to the coaching arena, which showcases her multifaceted expertise. With experience assisting the Black Ferns to World Cup success, Whitney is making waves in the world of sport. 

Whitney will share insights into her coaching philosophy, the challenges faced in the dynamic world of rugby, and her aspirations for the future of both sports and education.

Arnika Macphail - Digital Well-being Audit

This is not an intervention.

Are you on top of your digital well-being, or is your daily productivity slowed because you are digitally distracted? 

This session explores how to get the most productivity out of your digital life, and put what matters first. This includes how to use AI to support your digital well-being.

Discuss strategies to stay on top of your digital wellbeing, model good use, and ensure your productivity in life and in work is priortised. 


Sessions will run under 3 key themes, Leadership, Effective Pedagogy and Digi - you can weave in and out of each one as you please, or stay on one vibe for the day.

  • Enhancing your literacy program using Book Creator
  • Harnessing Technology to Empower Neurodiverse Learners: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching
  • Strengthening a Structured approach to Literacy with impactED
  • Responding authentically to trauma
  • Beyond Limits: A Leadership workshop on Building Resilience, Setting Boundaries, and Living Intentionally
  • Plan to Podcast
  • Getting People On Board - bringing your strategic vision to life
  • Minecraft in the classroom - getting hands on
  • Discover Science Alive's new learning platform - Science Alive have made it easier than ever to bring science, technology and innovation to life in your classroom with localised STEAM learning interwoven with mātauranga and reo māori for FREE

Date/s and Times

Monday, 30 September (Registrations open 7:30am)

Start 8:30

Bar chat 3:30-4:30pm

Tuesday, 1 October (Doors open 8am)

Day runs 8:30-3:30


West Rolleston Primary School

327 Dunns Crossing Road, Rolleston 7678, New Zealand


Early Bird: $90 (+booking fee) first 60 tickets

General Admission: $150 (+booking fee)

DSTA Sponsored Tickets: 30 sponsored tickets are available for educators. During checkout, you will be asked to provide a reason for requesting a sponsored ticket. This might be due to travel or other costs you are incurring from being with us on the day.

Payment options

To secure your place you can pay by Credit Card at registration, or if you would like to save a place and pay later, please choose invoice, payment for invoices is due Saturday, 31 September 5pm 

Please view our refund policy here.

This event is for all Educators across Aotearoa New Zealand who would like to celebrate success in Education.

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