NZACS Leaders' Conference 2018

Wed 11 - Sat 14 April 2018 | Keswick Christian Camp | Rotorua

Keynote Speaker 1: Dan Egeler | Association of Christian Schools International

Dan serves as the president of ACSI. Together with his wife Kathy and their four children, he lives in Colorado Springs, USA. Dan spent his early years in Tanzania where his parents were missionaries. His secondary and tertiary education (culminating in a doctorate in administration and instructional leadership) was gained in the USA. He served for 13 years in Ecuador as a teacher, principal and academy director. He has served with ACSI since 1999 and is the author of Mentoring Millennials: Shaping the Next Generation (NavPress). Dan will present three keynote addresses:

Carpe Aeternitatem: Seize Eternity | An inspirational message focusing on the first two key pillars that undergird a healthy community of faith - research that is applied to Christian schooling.

The Power of Relationship | The third and fourth key pillars that undergird a healthy community of faith - research that is applied to Christian schooling.

A Pilgrimage to Servanthood: Wearing the Mantle of Humility | Takes the four key pillars that undergird a community of faith and ties them together with biblical principles and a theoretical framework that is crucial for true connection with students and fellow educators.

Keynote Speaker 2: Tony George | The King's School | Australia

Tony is a Christian school principal who has significant teaching, ministry and general management experience in schools, not-for-profit and commercial organisations. He has tertiary qualifications in Education, Science, Management and Theology. Tony's doctoral studies are in the Philosophy of Education, focusing on the collaborative roles that religious, philosophic and scientific modes of human knowing contribute to our understanding of education. Consequently, Tony is particularly interested in understanding, validating and promoting the contribution that Christian education provides in contemporary societies. He loves to see children grow as people of Christian character and integrity (intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually) and is passionate about developing Christian educational leaders with a global perspective on education and service. Tony is a committed Christian, is blessed and supported by his wife Jen and four adult children, and actively participates in church life. He has contributed chapters to a number of books and, more recently, co-edited Better Learning with Ken Goodlet and John Collier.

Tony's keynote and workshop topics will be added as soon as they have been finalised.

Emerging Leaders | workshop strand | and strategic forum for school leaders interested in developing a strategy around growing emerging leaders in Christian schools.

Action activity modules | adventure and connection time  Skyline gondola, luge and zip line | Kaitiaki whitewater rafting (grade 5) | Hells Gate geothermal walk | Buried Village self-guided tour | Drift Kartz | Canopy Tours | Hobbiton | Arikikapakapa Rotorua Golf Club | Scenic walks

Conference dinner and cultural show |Tamaki Maori Village

Accommodation | Accommodation at Keswick Christian Camp is included in the camp fee. We encourage delegates to stay in camp to promote networking but will arrange accommodation (at extra cost) and pick-up from 2 nearby hotels for those who require it. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the secretary for details. 

Conference fee | To be confirmed. Likely $350 (GST incl) per person. Conference fee will include camp accommodation, conference dinner, lunches, breakfasts, Wed evening meal and linen hire. Additional charges apply for hotel accommodation, Thursday evening meal and action activity modules.

More information to follow | Registration opens 1 Nov 17 | Invoices emailed 2018



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