What to bring?
  1. Your morning tea, lunch and a water bottle.

  2. A backpack with jacket.

  3. Notebook of some kind and pencil or pencil.

  4. Togs 'n towel if in a water-based workshop

  5. Pockets full of manners and positive ooze!

What to wear?

School sports uniform would be ideal - there's been everything from dirt, to paints, icing, abseiling and animals etc involved in the day. Come with clothes to suit your workshops. Leave uniforms at home, unless your school insists that you wear them.

KidzConference Day!

What to wear, where to go, what to bring,

what's what and who's  coming?



Where to go first?

Aim for the Copthorne, Solway Park, Masterton, from 8.15'ish am. GO into the FOYER and wait to be ushered into the "LANYARD" area.  Please be patient if having to wait, we'll have approx 400 people to sign in, including adult volunteers.

Workshops? View
  1. Half the workshops are in the Copthorne...

  2. Half the workshops are 'out 'n about' on buses.

  3. We guide all workshop groups to their places, with their chaperone's from the podium in our main 'Auditorium' (Solway III & IV).

Who's who?

On site for the day, is highly likely to be:

  • up to 350 students - we hope, from 20-30 schools

  • school-based and homeschool-based kids

  • 5 key conference organisers (Jo: [Buck stops with her], and Ingrid - teachers; and Jan, Soph & Kylie: Support Event Coordinators; Tony & Francois: 'M4PWR')

  • 1-2 adult gopher & 'taxi' for emergency purposes

  • 1 spotlight guest speaker

  • 4 'lead' (know it all) student leaders (Jo & Ingrid's kids: Katelyn, Jakob, Zoe, Zac)

  • Student leaders from Solway Primary and Eketahuna...

  • 40-50 community-based people running workshops;

  • 30-40 adult volunteers / chaperones;

  • 7 bus drivers and 2 bus 'bosses' (Ingrid and Kylie)

  • a whole crew of staff from the Copthorne

  • kids as young as 7 years old (a trial concept)

  • homeschoolers - from even Auckland!

  • parent supporters / helpers

Supporting the conference have been (in the past)

  • 12+ grants panel judges/representatives

  • 38 businesses and individuals sponsoring students

  • 56 businesses providing cash or spot prizes

  • 26 principals / support crew from schools!

That's stunning maths regards who's committed support to this conference.

Timetable guide

8.00-8.30: Arrive at the Copthorne

8.30-8.40: Volunteers will escort students to the main conference room for the powhiri and first keynote.

8.40: A Mihi Whakatau (an 'in training' experience).

8.50'ish: Welcome, Masterton's Mayor and inspirational
'Spotlights' followed by workshop orientation.


9.30: Workshop 1 (includes morning tea)

11.00: Workshop 2

12.30: Lunch (BYO)

1.00: Workshop 3


2.30: Prizes, Feedback and Closing


3.00: Collect students from within the Copthorne: Wait by the room by the BAR (Solway I) to see them coming thru'.


3.00pm-4.30pm: KidzConference Mini Market!
You're invited to stay on with your kids and enjoy the Public and Student Trades and Enterprise Stall.
Items for $1.00 - $10.00 for sale.


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by FreshAz Education Ltd, Masterton.