Following’s thought-provoking first ChalkTalk on the NCEA Review, we are pleased to bring you our next panel debate discussion on one of New Zealand’s most significant educational reforms: the Tomorrow’s Schools review.

Join us at NZME Wellington for an intimate evening of discussion and debate over wine and cheese led by our expert panel including Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce leader Bali Haque, NZSTA president Lorraine Kerr, NZEI president Lynda Stuart, and more.

Up for debate

  • Are Education Hubs the answer?
  • What will it mean for school leadership?
  • Are intermediate schools on the way out?
  • How will schools and their communities in different deciles be affected?
  • Will parents maintain an active voice in the running of their school?
  • Is replacing ERO and NZQA a good idea?

Who are our expert panelists?

Bali Haque

Bali is the chair of the Tomorrow’s Schools Review Taskforce. He has successfully led four different secondary schools. He has served as Deputy Chief Executive of NZQA, SPANZ President/ Executive member, and as a member of a wide variety of MOE and NZQA advisory committees. He is the author of Changing our Secondary Schools published by NZCER in 2014.

Lynda Stuart

Lynda is president of the primary teachers’ union, NZEI Te Riu Roa and the principal of May Road School in Mt Roskill, Auckland. She has been an active member of NZEI her whole teaching career of more than 30 years. Equity, accessibility and quality in education are her aims.

Lorraine Kerr

Lorraine is president of the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA), representing the boards of trustees of 93% of New Zealand’s publicly-funded schools. In 2012 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education.

Karen Spencer

Karen is Deputy Principal at Wellington High School. With over twenty years in the education sector in New Zealand and the UK, Karen is internationally recognised for her work in future-focused, inclusive learning through digital technologies, blended/online professional development and online community development.

Peter O’Connor

Professor Peter O’Connor from the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Social Work is an internationally recognised expert in applied theatre and creative education. He is an well-known commentator on education systems and education reform.

Who should attend?
This an open invitation to anyone who is interested in this subject, including but not limited to:

  • Principals
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Educational professionals
  • Secondary students

Tickets are extremely limited for this event.

All tickets are: $40.00 + GST

ChalkTalks | Tomorrow's Schools - What would you like to know more on or most from our panel?


    • Hi Chris, thanks for your comment.
      We won’t be holding a Chalktalks in Auckland on this subject but we are absolutely looking to have a ChalkTalks hosted in Auckland. We are hoping for the next one to be there which will be later this year. We are currently looking into video coverage options for those who are interested but aren’t able to make a trip to Wellington.


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