New Zealand Study Tour

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New Zealand Study Tour – 2020 – CANCELLED

Dates: Sunday 23 August – Friday 28 August, 2020

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.

Participants will be notified as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached. Please wait for confirmation BEFORE arranging flights.

General information:

  • The New Zealand Study Tour program is a live-in experience for participants only.
  • Two Study Tour Leaders from the REAIE Committee accompany the group and facilitate group discussions.
  • Readings are provided to participants prior to departure from Australia to assist with preparation for the Study Tour and to facilitate learning.
  • General travel advice and tips are provided to the group prior to departure from Australia.
  • The REAIE Office is available for any questions or concerns in the lead up to the tour’s departure and to answer any queries while you are away.

Travelling to Auckland

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.

Study Program Costs

The cost will be $2650AU for single accommodation and $2350AU for twin share accommodation.

This cost includes pick up on Sunday 23 August and drop off on Friday 28 August to a central Auckland location; accommodation; all meals; transport to venues; visits to centres and presentations.


  1. The fee is an all-inclusive cost to all participants and cannot be altered.
  2. It does not include airfares, insurance, transfers to and from the airport, phone calls, social costs, accommodation prior to or after dates listed or other associated costs.

Places will be allocated on receipt of your registration and deposit ($900 deposit for single and $600 deposit for twin share) on a first come, first served basis. No exceptions are possible. Registrations will close on 15 May 2020 or as soon as all places are filled.

Cancellation Fees

  • Delegates who cancel their registration before 15 May will incur an administration fee of $100.
  • Registration cancellations that occur after 15 May will incur loss of the full deposit paid.

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