ISNZ Annual Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce our dates for the ISNZ 2022 Annual Conference to be held at the InterContinental in Wellington on 19-20 August.

The disruption and uncertainty caused by unexpected events can threaten to obscure what we most value in education – our purpose, our people, and our place.

In an uncontrolled environment, sometimes the present is all we have capacity to focus on.

The vision that we had for where we want to be and what we want to achieve grows dim as we focus on the immediacy of what is required.


Remembering our people, our purpose and our vision is a powerful tool.


The ISNZ Annual Conference in 2022 shall offer an opportunity for delegates to reflect, review and consider the future of education, our schools for tomorrow, and the essential elements of leadership and wellbeing in a time of uncertainty.

Our expert speakers shall explore and challenge delegates to review the purpose of our schools with reference to the place of innovation in independent schools, our contribution to equity in education, global citizenship, social impact, diversity and wellbeing. We’ll explore the paradigm shift in attracting and retaining talent, and we’ll question a school’s responsibility in allowing every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape a sustainable future.

ISNZ aims to host a conference that will be provocative, futuristic, informative, evidence-based and challenging.  Findings, conclusions and actions resulting from the conference will enable delegates to strengthen the teaching and learning environment of their schools.

The goals of the conference are simple, but bold:  to raise awareness of the diverse global trends in education, to promote collaboration of our schools and greater participation in international dialogue and exchange, and by doing so, to strengthen the delivery of education locally, nationally and internationally. 

The ISNZ Annual Conference delegation is made up of school principals, board chairs and board members, senior managers, business managers and international representatives of the private schools sector and the wider education sector. The delegation includes those decision-making authorities responsible for setting the strategic vision of their schools, for upholding the school’s philosophy and pedagogy, and for ensuring their students are equipped with essential skills to live and work in a connected global community.


Download the full programme here.


ISNZ Annual Conference 2022 Speaker Bios:


Register Here: 

Registration is now open for the 2022 Independent Schools of New Zealand (ISNZ) Annual Conference, to be held at the InterContinental, Wellington on Friday 19 August and Saturday 20 August.

Register today!



At the InterContinental there are now only King Club Premium Rooms available, the link below can be used by delegates to book accommodation for the conference at the special conference negotiated price.

Please note that with limited rooms left at the InterContinental Hotel we are currently negotiating with other hotels and will be back to you next week with additional options and room rates.


Book here: Independent Schools of NZ


Note the following information when making your booking:   

  • A contact number/email and credit card must be provided 
  • Guests are responsible for payment of their room direct to the hotel
  • Cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival date
  • Bookings cancelled within 30 days will be charged a cancellation penalty equal to the nights cancelled. However, should the country be in a form of lockdown or government restriction limiting travel the accommodation will be cancelled without penalty
  • The link will expire 1 July or earlier if rooms are sold out 
  • Please note rooms are subject to availability at all times


Other central city hotel options to consider for your accommodation include:


  • QT Wellington - 90 Cable Street, Wellington – Click here
  • Bolton Hotel - 12 Bolton Street – Click here
  • Sofitel Wellington - 11 Bolton St – Click here
  • Rydges Wellington -75 Featherston St - Click here
  • CityLife Wellington - 300 Lambton Quay – Click here


Please contact Camilla Railton (Conference/Events Manager) on 022 412 5811 or if you have any questions.