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Turning Point - Changing Landscape of NZ Education

Campus Link and Nurturing Young Minds

Saturday, 13 May 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (NZST)

Turning Point - Changing Landscape of NZ Education

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There has been a significant shift in

educational options for our Children -

Education is finally at the same table as Medicine and Science

"We'd love you to join us on the journey"





      Launch of this pivotal, science-based Cognitive Programme that changes the brains of all our children; available at no cost to all NZ schools; transformational to hundreds-upon-thousands of our NZ students, ex-Princeton University, Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland


New to NZ, this evidence-based programme specific to reading, with global reach for over 30 years - sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension

Angelica Benson, International Development, USA

Elon Musk (Paypal, electric cars-Tesla, SpaceX) founded Ad Astra school for his SpaceX employees, California.  The principal, JOSH DAHN will present on:

"What present are our students living in?"
"What future will they come of age in?"
"What will students need to flourish in 2020, 2025, 2030, 2050?" Josh will present via satelite
Ad Astra School, Los Altos, California

Pioneer in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.  Adele will deliver on the findings of The Dunedin Study and how we can apply this knowledge to our teaching and parenting

University of British Columbia


Assoc. Professor KAREN WALDIE
Advances in neurodevelopmental disorders; Karen is leading a large fMRI study to determine the neural basis of Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and ADHD

Assoc. Professor, Psychology,
Faculty of Science, University of Auckland

Meta-cognitive mediated-teaching, evidencing significant increase in IQ and large shifts within our gifted, normative and learning supported children nationwide; currently in 800+ New Zealand schools.  Feuerstein teaches-the-learner-how-to-learn, the teacher-how-to-mediate/teach

Kate de Groot, ApplscNRM (Hons)



Feuerstein's Assessment Tools identify a child's potential to learn, not his/her deficits; can be implemented in a group - impacting on assessment costs and scalability of assessments nationwide

Liz McKay - IELTS Examiner, Cambridge; MA in Applied Linguistics

Fetal systems physiologist; developments in strategies and biomarkers to prevent injury and identify the at-risk baby

Department of Physiology, University of Auckland

Delivers two Partnership Schools in NZ, modelling innovative education to Years 7 - 10 students; created for students learning in this information age in the 21st century

Karen Poole BBS, CEO Villa Education Trust, South Auckland and West Auckland Middle Schools

Ethos and training methodology of the military helping students years 11, 12, 13 - especially those with disadvantaged backgrounds - to achieve attitudinal and academic excellence.

Nick Hyde, CEO, Major in Sports and Recreations Management

Empowering our teenagers' confidence and authenticity, reducing comparisons and impact of peer pressure; growing self respect and inner confidence in a world where body size and shape is hugely marketed

Sacha Jones, NZ tennis champion - a 26-year old high-performance athlete championing our teenagers' right to believe in themselves

Evidence-based programme specific to Working Memory

Julie Nugent, St Kentigern College

Research-based interventions in NZ, which lead to the development of self-belief, confidence and sustained progress for all learners

Carla McNeill, Learning Matters

Using music as a soundtrack for learning to help students retain information, be attentive and enhance the learning experience

Jeremy Mayell



Have questions about Turning Point - Changing Landscape of NZ Education? Contact Campus Link and Nurturing Young Minds

When & Where

Owen Glenn Building
Fisher and Paykel Auditorium
12 Grafton Road
Auckland, Auckland 1010
New Zealand

Saturday, 13 May 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (NZST)

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Campus Link and Nurturing Young Minds

Campus Link Foundation and Nurturing Yound Minds have collaborated in delivering this conference, to inform and empower greater change in NZ education.

Campus Link Foundation is a charity supporting secondary students in their external exam years, 20,000+; delivers STEM teachers to schools; delivers the Feuerstein meta-cognitive programme to 1,300+ teachers and 800+ schools nationwide; supports the Centre for Brain Research and programmes delivering evidence-based, cognitive intervention in NZ :,,,,,,,,

Website : email : mobile  0299931600

Nurturing Young Minds supports the Ministry of Education’s Positive Behaviour for Learning initiative by acknowledging that positive behaviours can be learnt. The interventions are designed to be inclusive, involving parents, teachers and students in fun, engaging games and activities to support Positive Behaviour Choices.  We collaborate with key partners to create products which are clearly aligned to our collective visions, using leading edge research to produce books, classroom based programmes and computer games for students aged 5 and beyond, to provide students world-wide with the tools to assist them to manage the stresses of daily life, and contribute to their success in school and work.

Website : : email : mobile 0272379086

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