During the school holidays a Philosophy in Action Day is
going to be held in Wellington. This event is free for
students to attend.
Many leaders in this field, from around the globe, will be
attending a conference about philosophy in schools in
Wellington on April 18th and 19th. As an extension of this, the
Action Day will take place on Wednesday 20th April and
several of the conference presenters will be running
Philosophy sessions at Crofton Downs Primary School for
students from primary age to year 13.
We are inviting school students from year 3 to 13 to take part
in these sessions. The event is free for students to take part,
but adults (mostly teachers and philosophers) will be paying a
small fee to observe the sessions. This is because for all the
theory in the world (for teachers) there is nothing to beat
actually seeing this process in action and watching how skilled
facilitators encourage young people to think.
At our event we will be holding philosophy sessions for
students from year 1 to secondary school. No experience is
required. The sessions will be a group based discussion. The
facilitator will provide a stimulus and lead the students as they
build their thinking and understanding about the philosophical
questions that arise.
• You will need to register students for this event. Places are
limited, so please only register if you intend to attend.
Click here to see the full programme and to register.
• Students will need to sign in and out of the event
• CDPS staff will be at this event to help with supervision and
provide first aid if necessary
• For students staying across a break a packed snack or lunch
will be required
• Normal school and playground rules will apply and we
request that students treat the school grounds with
Any questions, about the event, please email:
For more information about the FAPSA ‘Philosophy
Throughout the School Years Conference’: Click here
Assistant Principal, SENCO, Teacher Harirau Class
Crofton Downs Primary
, Chartwell Drive
, Wellington 6035
email@example.com Phone: 04 479 2429
Fax: 04 479 2285