Primary Schools Seminar


19 March 2018


InterContinental Hotel, Grey street, Wellington

Event details: 


Welcome and Introductions




Update from ISNZ

Deborah James

ISNZ Executive Director




Financial Opportunities for Independent Schools – Thinking Outside the Circle

Over the years Tony Sissons has created a number of financial initiatives in an effort to add support to the teaching programme. 

From Ansett Airlines becoming the official airline of a state school to running a learn to swim programme which teaches over 2000 children to swim per week, he is happy to share the ups and downs of how effectively you can run business units in your schools.

“As Independent schools we need to find ways to supplement increasing costs to run our schools. 

Tony is happy to share his successes and failures along with an in-house interactive session where he hopes you will leave with at least 3 ideas to reflect on as we manage the increasing challenges in our independent sector. Additional income outside the circle has its place.

Tony Sissons


King’s School


Morning tea






SIEBA – Primary Schools Project






Robbie Pickford

Project Manager

Schools International Education

Business Association of

New Zealand (SIEBA)


Lunch – Sponsors invited





ISNZ Sponsor


John Bennett, General Manager Commercial and Agri ANZ


A SMART and Easy Way to Manage an Alternative Income Stream – Afetr School Care Programmes

SMART (St Mark's Afterschool Recreation and Tuition) is an afterschool and holiday programme for 5 to 13 year olds that is operated and managed by St Mark's Church School.  Six years ago the St Mark's SMART programme ran at a loss and did not fully meet the commitments of the regulatory body for after school programmes - OSCAR.  In 2017 the St Mark's SMART programme returned a significant surplus and met all its regulatory obligations.



Kent Favel, Principal

Justin Bgoni, Business Manager

Susan Harding, SMART Director

St Mark’s Church School




Telling your story; what turns interest into enrolment

This session will allow you to develop your school’s ‘why’ as well as share insights of the group into what has worked in their context. It will then unpack some current challenges, and hear Wellesley’s story, which has helped create totally free initiatives that may assist you in your setting which gives the best

Bang for your buck’.


Brendan Pitman


Wellesley College



Open Forum


Topics for discussion to be nominated prior to and on the day





Seminar Close and Afternoon Tea



Find out more about our new pricing structure


With more seminars available we have decided to offer a simpler way to register and enjoy a comprehensive professional development experience.

School Members can now choose to buy a package of three or five different seminars and when selecting this option, discounts are huge: 20% off the registration fee when selecting a three seminars package, one free seminar when buying a five seminars package.

Planning and budgeting for your 2018 professional development with ISNZ in advance has never been easier or smarter!


Flat rate: $300 per seminar


Buy a 3 Seminars package: $720


  • Save 20% on registration fees
  • Pay only $240 per seminar
  • Cost effective professional development option for small teams
  • Network with other independent/private school representatives


Buy a 5 Seminars Package: $1,100


  • Save more than 25% on registration fees
  • Pay only $220 per seminar
  • Training opportunities available for multiple school personnel / faculties
  • Perfect professional development option for bigger teams
  • Network with other independent/private school representatives


Please visit our calendar page to see the list of all our 2018 Seminars.

N.B. If you wish to buy a package of 3 or 5 seminars please use the Multiple Registrations and Payment Form below:

 Multiple Registrations and Payment Form



Terms and conditions: 

All cancellations will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Price: $300.00