Embracing creativity as an educator in Aotearoa


Learning outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will:

  • deeply understand culture and community through the power of poetry - the ‘spoken word’ culture that is unique and thriving in Aotearoa
  • deeply understand that powerful poetry merges art into a blueprint for transformation of our own lives and the lives of our community
  • use your own creative talents to critically express your values, authentic self and personal journey
  • have some creative tips and tricks on how to ignite curiosity and engagement of all learners.

Who is this seminar for?

This seminar is ideal for all educators and leaders who want to explore their own creativity.


Te Wāhanga Atawhai Mercy Conference Centre

15 Guildford Tce, Thorndon,

How to get there, and carparking

There are a number of car parking options at the Wellington venue:

  • Hill Street Car Park:
    The Hill Street car park is 100 metres down the hill from the entrance to Guildford Terrace. It is directly under the Catholic Centre. Please note it is Early Bird parking only ($13 per day, cash only). There are 44 casual parks but it does fill quickly so if you want to get a park you will need to arrive early (between 7.30am to 7.45am).
  • Ballantrae Place Car Park:
    The Ballantrae car park is directly under the motorway. The best way to go to this car park is to come down Bowen Street from Tinakori Road and turn left into Ballantrae Place. Car parking here is $16 for the day. You pay by the hour and it appears to be coin operated. Again we recommend you get there as early as possible to get a park. There is a pedestrian walkway that runs from Ballantrae Place to Hill Street, a small climb on the way up but very easy coming down.


CORE Education Christchurch office

142-144 Kilmore Street,

There are several Wilson's parking lots within close walking distance of the office, the closest being 163 Kilmore Street (corner of Kilmore and Manchester Streets). There is also limited on-street parking available.


Kohia Education Centre

78 Epsom Avenue
Epsom 1023

Free parking available at Level 3, Gate 2, 76 Epsom Avenue.