Data Champions Conference 2021

The 2021 New Zealand School’s Data Champions conference took place towards the end of Term One on Tuesday 6th April (Easter Tuesday).

Hosted at Khandallah School in Wellington, the conference showcased the best practice happening right across New Zealand schools in using data to make better decisions to positively impact learner outcomes.

You can find resources from the conference here.

Conference Details

Date: Tuesday 6th April 2021 (Easter Tuesday)

Note: this is a school holiday, so no relief costs, but not a public holiday

This is to help keep costs for schools down as much as possible

Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Cost: Free (attendees to provide own transportation and food)

A gold coin koha to help cover the cost of power and cleaning is appreciated

Location: Khandallah School

20 Clark Street, Khandallah, Wellington 6035

Transport: Close to Box Hill train station (10 minute walk) - Timetable

Limited parking available on site

Food: No food will be provided this year. There are multiple options for lunch

  • Bring your own

  • Go to one of the local cafes

  • Get lunch provided by Canteen Catering - Approx $14

We are also looking at getting a coffee cart onsite for the day

Programme: You can access the full programme here


  • 9:00am Registration

  • 9:30am Welcome and Plenary including update on Te Rito

  • 10:30am Short Break to Rearrange Rooms

  • 10:45am Breakout 1

  • 11:30am Breakout 2

  • 12:15pm Lunch Break

  • 1:30pm Breakout 3

  • 2:15pm Breakout 4

  • 3:00pm Day Ends

There will be time afterwards for people to stay around and network, or get support from others who are willing to share.


If you are keen to present please email Jake ( and let him know. Each breakout session is 45 minutes long. If you’ve got questions about this please ask.

Covid Plan:

Alert Level 1:

  • Conference goes ahead

Alert Level 2:

  • Plenary is cancelled / done differently

  • Conference is split into two distinct groups of less than 100 where no mingling occurs between groups

  • Sessions must all be pre-booked to ensure people are able to do as many of the requested breakout sessions (not all combinations will be possible)

Alert Level 3 and 4:

  • Conference is held virtually