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Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand (REANZ)

REANZ is a charitable trust that has been in existence since June 2009. There are eleven trustees of REANZ each of whom bring a considerable breadth of expertise and experience from a variety of early childhood – from teacher education sites, practioners working in both the early childhood and primary sector, and those in other roles related to ECE. REANZ is committed to providing opportunities for teachers to critically engage with the pedagogy of Reggio Emilia within the cultural content of Aotearoa. One of the main aims of REANZ is that the knots and complexities that can emerge from these encounters with Reggio pedagogy and practice will cause educators to look more closely at their own ideas about education.

The Melbourne Educational Conference and Tour

Sunday 4th September to Saturday 10th September 2016

Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand (REANZ) brings you this Exciting opportunity to visit Early Childhood Centres and schools that are implementing innovative curriculum.

 As a participant on a past  tour said...

“This has been the most effective professional development that I have been involved in during 25 years in education”.

Cost:- $2250 (share twin) includes:

  •  Flights ex Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland
  • Insurance (extra may be charged for cover of pre-existing conditions)
  • Group transfers from and to Melbourne airport
  • Accommodation is at Apartments on Lygon St. This is a 3 star establishment and people stay in an apartment with 2 other people (a twin share room and a double room for one person). There is an additional charge of $250 for a single room
  • All costs of the study tour including transport and lunches

A deposit will be requested once registration begins. The balance to be paid before mid July. You will have two facilitators with you to support unpacking and creating meaning from the experiences you encounter.

For more information and to register click here

Inspiring presenters from Rolleston School!

Wow, what a Saturday morning in the Deep South thanks to these inspiring presenters from Rolleston School! They held the audience of 60 primary and kindergarten teachers spellbound for 4 hours with the telling of their Reggio inspired journey over the last 5 or so years. Provocations gave us all so much thinking to take away: 

"Each day should be a surprise-surprises make learning exciting. Surprises allow children to drive the learning. This sort of teaching makes for outstanding learning.

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On Becoming a Professional Marveller

Pedagogical Practice as Professional Development

Ann Pelo

Reflection by Liz Battersby

After one full, yet all.too.short day in the presence of the remarkable educator and author, Ann Pelo, I marvelled at how fast the time went, as she challenged us to think deeply about the essence of exemplary pedagogical practice. Her scholarly, provocative, and inclusive guidance of our understanding reminded me of the intense experience of listening to and grappling with the innovative and challenging ideas of the Reggio Emilia educators. In both situations, I had much rethinking to do, but was keen to learn more.

Ann’s final provocation in a day of provocations was to ask us to reflect on the question:

How do I see the full human self of this child, the full human self of this moment?    

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Regional Networks & Events

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Click on the links below or in the map to connect to the Regional Networks' newsletters, events information and event registration.


You are invited to become a ‘friend’ of REANZ which is a group of people committed to disseminating and discussing the pedagogy within Reggio Emilia. REANZ has a membership of over 1400 members.

Join now and receive information about:

  • seminars and conferences
  • centre visits
  • workshops
  • study tours to Melbourne and Reggio Emilia
  • information about Reggio Children

Become a Friend of REANZ now... Find out how