Business Partners' Update Term 2 2022
Tēnā koutou e te whānau o ngā hoa kaipakihi,
Last term started with the uncertainty of how Omicron would affect our schools. Thankfully, for many of our member schools we were able to get through and keep our school open throughout it all and boy, were we looking forward to the break to take a breath! We start this term knowing that we are going to face continued disruption with staff and students having to stay away at times due to Covid or other winter illnesses. However, we have trust that our systems and people are resilient enough to get us through.
We hope that you, our business partners, have also been able to build up a good level of resilience as you navigated your business through Omicron in order for you to continue to provide the goods and services that you do.
Now that we are in Orange of the CPF we are back into planning events and activities that promote collegiality, knowledge and hauora, and are mutually beneficial for both our member principals and business partners.
We look forward to once again being able to work with you kanohi ki te kanohi.
The day Steve King and I returned from visiting the Hilton in Taupō last year the country went into the lockdown that scuppered Conference 2021. However, the good news is that now we are in Orange we are able to once again have our conference. We are grateful that our speakers are all able to make it so all signs are pointing to yet again another great APPA Conference.
The dates are Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 June. This is the weekend before Matariki offering attendees the option of staying down in Taupō to enjoy the long weekend. This has become a very popular event so much so the conference has already sold out and we now have a growing waitlist. If you haven't booked your accommodation at the Hilton, you will need to make this a priority as rooms are filling fast.
This year we have a different social activity for the Wednesday afternoon. We know thta this activity will be a hit but our lips are sealed until we get to conference.
Both the start of conference drinks on the Tuesday night and pre-dinner drinks on the Wednesday night will be held in the expo area in the carpark under the new wing, and of course, all breaks during the conference will be held in the expo area.
Please complete this survey by Monday 9 May to let us know who from your business will be attending.
Included in the above survey are fields to update our database to allow us to have the right contacts for the right people in your business. Once we have this updated information we will send you your agreement for signing and returning.