Principals' Conference 2019

Our next Principals' conference will be held in Wellington from 26-29 May 2019

We invite you to check back regularly as further details are confirmed.


Please follow link to register, please complete a separate form for your partner:

Please note our conference is not open to Deputy Principals’ - but we thank you for your interest.


Keynote Speakers

We are honored to have the following Keynote Speakers confirmed to attend:

  • Nathan Wallis, Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Pasi Sahlberg, Debbie Baker, Richard Harrison & Gretchen Stone, Bali Haque, Sir John Jones, Lucy Hone, Denise Quinlan,

  • Minister of Education (TBC), Iona Holsted, Lesley Hoskin, Dr Karen Poutasi

Please click here to view our 2019 Programme


  • Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Wellington

  • Dates: Sunday 26 - Wednesday 29 May 2019

  • Accommodation: Our allocation of accommodation at the InterContinental Hotel is now exhausted, but we do have a rate at the James Cook Grand Chancellor, you will be sent a link upon completion of registration - please do not book accommodation direct prior to registering.


  • Registration desk open: Sunday 26 May, 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • New / refresher principals' session: Sunday 26 May, 11.00am - 4.00pm

  • Powhiri & welcome: Sunday 26 May, 5.00pm followed by welcome drinks and dinner (venue Lambton Ballroom, Level 1)

  • Conference beings: Monday 27 May, 8.45am

  • Dinner party: Tuesday 28 May, 6.00pm - late (venue Harbourside Restaurant)

  • Conference closes: Wednesday 29 May, 1.30pm

Business Partners

We proudly support our Business Partners and can confirm their attendance at Conference:

  • CSG, Furnware, New Era IT, OfficeMax, SchoolTex, BCITO, FamilyZone, Microsoft, Programmed Property Services, Resene, ACC, Appraisal Connector | InterLEAD, ASB, Crest Clean, Edwards Sound System, Enroller, Equico, Evaluation Associates, Oasis Education Ltd, Photolife, Prospero Recruitment, Tiger Turf, Turnitin, Young Enterprise


Unfortunately we have no space available for additional Exhibitors this year and our space is now full for 2019.  We thank all businesses for your enquiries to support SPANZ.

Please note: we do however have availability for exhibitors to join our SPANZ PA Conference so please get in touch with our office for further information:


Please follow link to register, please complete a separate form for your partner: