Data Champions Conference 2019

Date: Monday 8 April 2019

Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Ministry Of Education,

Mātauranga House,

33 Bowen St,


Cost: Free to attend, lunch included, but each school responsible for transport and accomodation costs if any.

What is this about?

We are doing a lot of great stuff in our schools using data that makes a difference to the achievement and outcomes for our students.

Two teachers who are enthusiastic about data – Mark Hooper, Otago Boys High School and Jake Wills, Kāpiti College – decided to bring school data champions together.

The Data Champions Conference is an opportunity for teachers and data champions in our schools to share what we’re doing and learn from each other.

The Ministry of Education is supporting the Conference.

How do I register?

We invite you to attend the Data Champions Conference in April 2019.

Please fill in this form to register by 20 March 2019.

Note: Registrations will close once we have received 100 registrations.

This may happen before 20 March.

What is the programme?

We are working to confirm some international speaker(s) for our plenary sessions.

We have confirmed:

  • Dr Craig Jones - Deputy Secretary Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education
  • Lisa Cheney - Business Architect, Student Information Sharing Initiative (SISI) Early Stage Rollouts, Ministry of Education
  • Jake Wills - Director of ICT at Kāpiti College and the original developer of Assay

We are working on finalising the timetable at the moment based on the people who have said they are happy to present. The table below provides an outline for the day.

Time Session

8:30 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am Welcome and Plenary 1

10:00 am Plenary 2

11:00 am Morning Tea and Networking

11:30 am Breakout Session 1

12:05 pm Breakout Session 2

12:40 pm Lunch and Networking

1:10 pm Breakout Session 3

1:55 pm Breakout Session 4

2:30 pm Breakout Session 5

3:05 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:30 pm Plenary 3

4:30 pm Closing Remarks and Finish

A social dinner will also be arranged.

What are the key dates?

From now Registrations open

20 March 2019 Registrations close (or will close once we have received 100 registrations, which may be before 20 March)

8 April 2019 Conference

Who is involved in organising the conference?

Mark Hooper, Otago Boys High School

Jake Wills, Kāpiti College

Rochelle Barrow, Ministry of Education

Who do I contact?

If you have any questions please contact

We look forward to welcoming you to Wellington in April 2019.