NATIONAL AGM & PLD 17-19 May 2019

Rutherford Hotel, Nelson

Please note the 2019 AGM & PLD will be longer than previously. Please check here for updates.


Register for the HETTANZ AGM & PLD Here

Friday will consist of site visits followed by a networking event. The AGM & PLD will be held all day Saturday followed by a half day on Sunday. Saturday will open with a keynote speaker and the AGM, followed by our new ‘For the Teachers by the Teachers’ sessions. The afternoon will be off-site at workshops and the day will end with a networking dinner. Sunday there will be sessions discussing Home Economics, Technology, Sustainability and Education Practices followed by a closing keynote. You can see the programme timings here

Here is a summary of the 2019 Programme:

Friday 17 May:
Site visits and networking event

Saturday 18 May:
HETTANZ AGM & PLD day followed by the networking dinner

Sunday 19 May:
Further sessions and closing keynote

HETTANZ has secured rooms at The Rutherford at a discounted rate of $199 a night. You can secure this rate when registrations go live in January.

This year we will be offering scholarships to our members. One from each region. These will consist of:
1. A complimentary registration to the HETTANZ AGM & PLD
2. Two nights’ accommodation at The Rutherford

HETTANZ AGM & PLD 2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Dr Ihirangi Heke, Advisor, Toi Tangata

Determining Healthy Pathways – building Health and Wellness Activities based on Traditional Knowledge

Ihirangi Heke, of Tainui-Waikato descent, was raised in the South Island mountain adventure environment, before it was popularly known as such. A graduate of Otago University, he has lectured there and built a career based on helping athletes, both ordinary and elite, achieve goals beyond their expectations. Over the past 10 years he has been active in helping Māori and other indigenous groups abroad, by reconnecting them with their traditional environmental knowledge delivered Google Earth Virtual tours.
On any one day of the week you might find Ihi Mountain biking with Te Arawa people in Rotorua, playing traditional games with students in Kaikohe, at a trekking meeting in the snow in Japan, or in a virtual meeting with colleagues from Auckland University, Brookings Institute Washington, and a marae in Uawa. This is all part of him joining the dots to enable Māori and other indigenous peoples to define and determine their own health pathways and solutions as defined by their local environments.

Pic Picot, Owner/CEO, Pic’s Peanut Butter

My Story

Pic created a natural peanut butter after being disillusioned by available varieties. Now top selling peanut butter in NZ (2016 Aztec data), with 32% market share. Exporting to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, US and UK.
The story of PICs Peanut Butter told to you by Pic himself. You can get a taste tester of his story of by clicking here

For the Teachers by the Teachers

Adrienne Reeves -Westland High School
Creating a digital footprint in the present!

This session will focus on learning sites as a vehicle to introducing your classroom to the digital world.
Adrienne will introduce you to google learning sites and you will start to build your own learning site. Learning sites open your classroom up to the wider community and give parents / caregivers an insight into their child’s learning environment. You will need your computer and I will share links to help you continue building the site after this session.
Adrienne Reeves is Assistant Principal at Westland High School and Academic Leader of the Senior school. I also lead learning for teacher digital upskilling. I am on the second year of this digital journey and the move can be described as revolutionary for me and my students! More on that in the workshop.

Amy Macaskill – KApiti College

Implementing Standard Level 1

How to use AS 91057 in a fashion context using the laser cutter, acrylic, polymer clay and epoxy resin creating jewellery. With a view to create a class business. Plus a bonus Instagram tutorial for anyone interested.

Michelle Green – St Matthews College

Michelle is currently teaching part time at Solway College having moved to the Wairarapa last year. Prior to this she was Head of Home Economics at Pararparaumu College for 9 years. Last year she wrote with Nicola Potts the digital Cultural Food resource. In the session she will look at some of the activities in this and demonstrate how easy some of the resources are to use and adapt for your classroom.

Year 9 & 10 Cultural Food Resource

Prue Rehu – Sancta Maria College

Digital Fluency through Project Based Learning in Technology, Home Economics & Hospitality

Prue’s project connects nutrition and diet with fitness and exercise, exploring how healthy choices in each of these areas improves overall wellness. Students undertake research that exposes often conflicting ideas and beliefs on health and wellness approaches, and they explore questions about school practices. They arrive at informed, justifiable recommendations that the school community can support, either through changes in policy or through improved implementation of policy. Students will be able to make use of digital technologies in the planning, research and presentation of their findings.

Sue Hannaway – Onslow College

Bernina HETTANZ Fashion Awards 101

With the HETTANZ Fashion awards as part of her portfolio on the National Exec team, Sue Hannaway will take you through the requirements of the HETTANZ Fashion Awards competition and discuss ways in which teaching programmes can be adapted to support the student’s entries.
The competition is proudly supported by Bernina is aimed at encouraging excellence in practical construction techniques and processes, with recognition for individuality and creativity

Sarah Ryan – Waiopehu College

The Sharing Shelf

The sharing shelf came about whilst investigating nutritional issues with my Level 3 Nutrition class. Sarah managed to assess three standards in one task. The students investigated the under consumption of fruit and vegetables and one of their solutions was this sharing shelf.
Sarah recycled a broken down fridge from the Nutrition department and applied for funding through the local council to fund the art work and structure.

Birgit Moffatt

Visual Artist

Julie Veck

Our Bernina expert will lead a quilting workshop using different feet. This workshop will be applicable to teachers at all levels.

Shona De Sain and Noeline Anderson

‘The Story of Sugar: From “Sweet to Sour” , from slavery to enslavement, from a treat, medicine and spice to a global health crisis – The Story of (added ) Sugar.
‘Added Sugar’ to food contributes nothing to nutrition yet is core to to the growth of the food industry as we know it today.
In this workshop you can expect a lively discussion, and resources to support your teaching practice. It will be delivered by two teachers with experience of the education sector from early childhood to tertiary level, and one of whom lives well with type 1 diabetes.’