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Workshops (Ministry funded) and Courses (User Pays)

Workshops (Ministry funded)

Te Tapuae o Rehua Consortium (a partnership of Ngāi Tahu, University of Otago and University of Canterbury) offers workshops in the Central South North Island Region and the South Island.



Provisionally Registered Teachers (Year 1 & 2), Overseas Trained Teachers and their Mentor Teachers

Workshops available throughout New Zealand.

Courses (User Pays)

ESS offers courses on a user pays basis providing professional development support not available through the Ministry funded contracts. We are currently offering the following courses:

Developing Constructive Writers

Being facilitated by

Dr Barbara Watson
Literacy Educator, Reading Recovery Trainer

Who should attend?

A very topical special seminar for Year 1-3 Teachers, Literacy Leaders, AP/DPs, Principals and Reading Recovery Teachers.

Course Outline:

Barbara will help us think about:

  • Guided writing in classrooms
  • Responding more effectively to individuals
  • Writing for reading

Date/TImeTuesday, 3 November 2015
1.00 – 4.30 pm
Thursday, 5 November 2015
1.00 – 4.30 pm
VenueCromwell Presbyterian Church
10 Elspeth Street, Cromwell
Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre
16 Maryhill Terrace, Dunedin
Cost per person$70.00 (includes afternoon tea)$70.00 (includes afternoon tea)
Enrolment byFriday, 16 October 2015Friday, 16 October 2015

Register online here:

Enquiries to

Please note by registering for this course you are agreeing that we can invoice your school for the cost per person. If you are paying personally please note this under schools details.

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PLEASE NOTE: the viability of workshops held in regions are subject to enrolment numbers. While we do not like to cancel workshops if we do not have a minimum number of participants then the workshop may be withdrawn. We will make every effort to advise you of this as soon as possible via the email address you gave when enrolling. If you have any questions regarding our workshops please do not hesitate to contact us. Click here for our full cancellation and inclement weather policy.

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