CEFPI leads Christchurch schools workshop

Published: Tuesday 13 August 2013

Building on the success of the 13th annual Australasian conference in Auckland last May, the all-day workshop will continue the "Disruption" theme and target it to the Christchurch conditions and specific challenges faced by both the schools and their communities.

The workshop targets all those involved in the redevelopment of the school infrastructure, but particularly the school communities, the Boards of Trustees, project managers, designers and parents. A feature will be a public session held in the evening and aiming to engage with the full community.

Two keynote speakers are confirmed, both no strangers to both CEFPI and the Christchurch context. Dr Julia Atkin (Australia) and Ewan McIntosh (UK) will provide their experience and international perspective on both contemporary education and the possibilities with technological change – and how this big-picture thinking may be applied to the redevelopment of Christchurch schools.

A number of targeted workshops from a range of practitioners will expand upon how to take the next steps and how to deliver contemporary education models.

The venue is the recently redeveloped St Margaret's College in the suburb of Merivale, a short walk from the severely damaged CBD of Christchurch. Utilising their magnificent Charles Luney Auditorium for keynote addresses and adjacent classrooms for break-out sessions, the facilities provide the perfect venue for event. The beautiful suburb of Merivale also offers numerous accommodation and restaurant opportunities within a short walk to the school.

For  more information and to register go to: http://cefpi.org.au/events/nz-events/christchurch-pop-up-workshop