Events and Workshops


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Please refer to the “Professional Development” page for information on discounts for 4 or more participants from the same school, and for costs of whole school PD.

Please download registration forms for individuals and multiple participants form one school or organisation here:

P4CNZ Course Registration for one participant-1   

P4CNZ Course Registration for multiple participants-1

These registration forms are designed to also function as invoices


2019 Conference: Focus on Practice!

Auckland, July 18th and 19th

Venue: Balmoral School

We still have some places in the programme….

To inspire you to offer and/or attend, click here:  Some sessions already confirmed for our conference…


Registration fees:

                                                                                                          Early Bird (By April 12)

Full Registration                                        $275                      $250

P4CNZ Member Registration                $250                      $225

Four or more from one school              $225                      $200

Student/Low Income Registration      $150                      $130

One Day Registration                               $160                      $140

(Registration form available soon)



P4CNZ invites facilitators of philosophical inquiry to offer sessions that focus directly on classroom practice – demonstrating, workshopping, reporting on and sharing the techniques, activities and resources that work well in the classroom.

Our aim is to provide for conference participants a kete full of practical ideas and resources that can be implemented as soon as we return to our classrooms in Term 3.

Experienced and newly trained facilitators alike are welcome to submit a proposal! Please send a description of what you would like to offer, with a short bio, to Vanya Kovach at:




Level 1 Introductory Workshop – Christchurch

April 5th and 6th, 2019

Host: South New Brighton School
Cost $270pp or $160 unwaged
For content of the workshop, go to the information about workshops page
Facilitators: Vanya Kovach and Krystyn Marr

Extended deadline for registration – March 27th


Level 1 Introductory Workshop – Manawatu

May 24th and 25th, 2019

Host: TBA
Cost $270pp or $160 unwaged
For content of the workshop, go to the information about workshops page
Facilitators: Vanya Kovach and Bridget Comer

Please register before May 3rd


Level 1 Introductory Workshop – Auckland

Term 3 – dates TBA

Watch this space


If you would like to spread the word about P4C workshops, download this flyer, and send it on to those who may be interested.  As well as basic workshop information, it offers 10 reasons for introducing P4C into your classroom or school

Philosophy for Children Introductory Workshops Term 1, 2019

See “Professional Development” page for information on hosting workshops and whole school PD.


Advanced Practice Certificate Modules

(These part of a new FAPSA training programme.  Please see information under Professional Development. Take one or more of these for general PD, or all three for certification)

Module 1: Improving Facilitation.

This workshop can be taken on its own – for details, download Improving Facilitation Skills Flyer

Module 2:  Understanding and Using Philosophy.

Module 3: Creating Resources.

Module 1 can be offered in Wellington on Sunday 24th March, and in Christchurch on Sunday 7th April.

To express interest, please email

Cost: $150 per module, $110 for student and unwaged. $420 for the three-day three module workshop.

Registration form: registration-form-advanced-practice-courses-2017