Upcoming programmes

Online Professional learning programmes (Term 1 and 2)

The PLD team will be running three online programmes for centres over a 15-week period starting in the week of the 14th of March.  

Weekly topics will be offered to support centres in one of two areas: 

  • Outdoor Play and
  • Wellbeing

The programme will be guided by the internal evaluation framework with many interesting and different workshops via teams to participate in, as well as self-paced learning options like videos and readings that participants can do when it suits them. 

Overall structure of the programmes: 

  • Initial workshop* – Introduction and overview. Noticing, preparing to Investigate.
  • Series of workshops on Investigating the possibilities: Look in, look out, look to the experts.
  • Workshop on Making Sense and Prioritising to Take Action*
  • Final sharing workshop on Monitoring and Evaluating (and documenting)*

Centres joining the programme will commit to sending the same 1-2 people along to the *required workshops, and as many investigating workshops as are relevant for their specific topic.  Other centre members are encouraged to also join the Investigating workshops. 

Each programme will have a maximum of four centres participating.  

Programme times and topics. 

  • Wellbeing: Monday’s 7:30-9pm (21st of March-4th July) 
  • Outdoor Play 1: Wednesday’s 7:30-9pm (23rd March-6th July) 
  • Outdoor Play 2: Thursday’s 1-2:30pm (17th March-30th June) 

To register for a programme please fill out this form by Tuesday 15th of March.  

Online Te Reo Māori programme (Term 2) 

The PLD team (in collaboration with kai hononga māori) will be offering two online te reo māori programmes in term 2. 

Each programme will run for the 10 weeks of term 2 and involve one 90-minute online teams session a week.  

The programmes aim to provide a safe space to develop confidence in using te reo māori to support you to meaningfully incorporate te reo māori into your Playcentre sessions. 

One programme is specifically designed by māori for Whānau Māori and/ or their Kākano Māori. 

The other programme will be open to all centre members and centre support staff. 

The number of participants in each programme will be limited to ensure we have manageable groups for online facilitation.  

If you are interested in taking part, please complete the expression of interest form as soon as possible. 

Contact Us

If you have any requests for online programme topics, please contact Lucy Sheppard – PLD Lead [email protected]

The funding for all Playcentre PLD programmes is covered by the Ministry of Education SELO fund and there is no cost to participate in the current programmes listed above