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School Trustees Association annual conference

The New Zealand School Trustees Association annual conference in Palmerston North, July 9 to 11

Topics of interest include:

- Keynote speaker Stuart Middleton looks at the negative impact decile ratings have upon schools and their communities.

- Fighting the childhood obesity epidemic – Obesity Action Coalition Executive Director Celia Murphy talks about how school trustees can influence what children eat through health education policies in schools.

- How to help young offenders face up to the consequences of their actions and get their lives back on track – Conway Mathews speaks about the success of Community Liaison Officers.

- Disciplinary action – how restorative justice reduces student suspension and expulsion rates.

- The announcement of the incoming New Zealand School Trustees Association President.

- An address by the Minister of Education, Trevor Mallard.

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