Join our National School Forum in Christchurch and Wellington

Hear from the key strategic partners in the education ecosystem in Aotearoa about their mahi for 2023 (and beyond!) and how it will support your school or kura directly. They will highlight the work they are undertaking to address the top issues facing education in Aotearoa; digital equity, student engagement, student safety, data security & privacy, and sustainability. 

Christchurch – Tuesday 20th June

Wellington – Wednesday 21st June

Register now for this free event

Event details


Tuesday 20th June
8.30am – 11.30am

The Mayfair
155 Victoria Street



Wednesday 21st June
8.30am – 11.30am

Prefab Hall
14 Jessie Street
Te Aro, Wellington



08:30am      Coffee on arrival

08:45am      Mihi whakatau / Welcome

08:50am       The Google for Education Ecosystem (Google)

09:15am      This is what secure, future-proof IT means (Microsoft)

09:40am      The Opportunity for Technology (Apple)

10:05am       Morning Tea

10:30am      Ministry of Education

10:50am      Ministry of Education Security

11:10am       N4L / Netsafe

11:30am      Wrap up and close

Event Highlights

The Google for Education Ecosystem

Steve Smith
Education Program Manager at Google Aotearoa

When we look at what is available to our schools it is far more than an operating system and a word processor, there is a whole constellation of tools available to Kaiako and Ākonga in the Google ecosystem From early learners to school leavers and into tertiary education there is a vast array of tools available for learning. Be that for the curriculum, work ready skills and industry standard courses it’s all here for you.
Steve will take us on a journey through the Google Ecosystem of tools or ‘the Constellation’ of Google tools.

This is what Secure, future-proof IT means​

Dimi Mardas
Microsoft Education Account Executive for New Zealand

While many of Microsoft’s education solutions work on any device, the best experience comes together on Windows PCs . Now with a reimagined Windows 11, we offer more performance, choice and flexibility for students and teachers than ever before on devices that are cloud-enhanced, not cloud-dependent. Going beyond devices, we are evolving our education solutions to support more engaging, collaborative and accessible tools to help schools accelerate learning at this critical moment.

The Opportunity for Technology

Paula Jamieson & Linda Pitt
Education Leadership and Learning Team, Apple ANZ

Technology is everywhere. It has become the backbone of every industry and it is changing how companies do business and how employees work. This is an important moment for schools. Today’s technology can make life, work, and learning better and easier. And the best technology supports teaching and learning in some significant ways – it can engage learners, connect students to a world of resources and experiences, and amplifies their potential.

This session invites leaders to reflect on what is the role of technology in learning and what new opportunities can we offer students to help them learn, to grow new skills, and ultimately create a better world.


Steve Smith
Education Program Manager at Google Aotearoa

Dimi Mardas
Microsoft Education Account Executive for NZ

Linda Pitt
Education Leadership and Learning Manager, Apple ANZ