The activities of Philosophy for Children New Zealand (P4CNZ) are:

  • Professional development programmes for teachers
  • Organisation of conferences and workshops
  • Development of materials for philosophy for children
  • Participation in the objectives and activities of the Federation of Australasian Philosophy in Schools Associations (FAPSA), of which P4CNZ is an associate.

Members of P4CNZ have access to:

  • Locally produced materials to support philosophical inquiry in the classroom. These are designed for use by trained facilitators. (Please note – these are on assorted topics, for different age groups, and do not constitute an introduction to practice in P4C)
  • Introductions to selected topics in philosophy
  • Access to articles from past volumes of the Australasian P4C journal “Critical and Creative Thinking”.
  • A “Taster Pack” of three activities for use with students of different ages, for those who join prior to completing a workshop. These will be emailed to you when your membership is confirmed, after receipt of of your memebrship fee.
  • New Zealand-based members will receive links to filmed keynote talk from out 2014 conference (not available publicly) and may also request a free DVD of the keynote speakers from our 2012 conference.

Membership Costs

Individual membership   $25 per year

School membership

  • Small school      $50 per year
  • Medium sized school  $75 per year
  • Large school      $100 per year