Together with INSPIRE: Professional Learning for teachers (NZ), REAIE offers a focused live-in professional learning opportunity that includes presentations and visits to a number of contemporary thinking early childhood centres. Provocations for reflection and dialogue are an important part of the intensive week of study. This study tour is open to all educators, with a particular focus on the birth to six years age group. The collaborative reflection and dialogue could also engage educators working in the early years of primary school. The New Zealand study tour is limited to 29 participants and requires 25 registrants to proceed.
This cost includes pick up on Sunday 18 August and drop off on Friday 23 August to a central Auckland location; accommodation; all meals; transport to venues; visits to centres and presentations.
Delegates are to make their own travel arrangements. Details of the Study Tour Leaders’ flights will be provided as soon as they are confirmed.
Participants will need to make their own way to a central Auckland location (details to be provided closer to departure) where a bus will meet them to take them to Vaughan Park Retreat.
All participants must take out an individual travel insurance policy for illness, accidents or loss which may occur during the study tour.
Accommodation will be in Auckland at Vaughan Park Retreat – a beautiful setting at Long Bay on the North Shore of Auckland. The beach nearby provides a serene atmosphere and the pleasant accommodation facilities are very comfortable.
Rooms are within four lodges and an accommodation wing. Each opens to a courtyard or garden and provides a desk, comfortable chair, hand basin and wardrobe. Accommodation is single room or twin share rooms with a shared lounge, kitchenette and quality shared bathroom facilities.
The food is homemade and of a high quality and the helpful staff are only too happy to cater for individual dietary needs.
For further information regarding the accommodation please go to the Vaughan Park Retreat website http://www.vaughanpark.org.nz/?sid=1
Please complete the registration form and submit with your deposit of $850.00AU. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis on receipt of your registration form AND deposit. Your deposit will be fully refunded if we are unable to offer you a place in the Study Program. Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.
N.B. A final invoice will be sent out in July 2019 and the final payment is due by 26 July 2019.
All participants must be over 18 years of age.