Study Tours

 Reggio Emilia Study Tour 2020

The dates for the 2020 Study tour to Reggio Emilia, haven't been released by Reggio Children yet, but we are counting on it being in April 2020. Specific dates will be advertised as soon as we have been notified.

Reggio Children notified us earlier in the year that there would be a small increase in the cost for registration. We are waiting for the 2020 costs of accommodation at La Posta. You can get fundraising now so that you can join us for this life changing opportunity!

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There will be a limited number of spaces available for the 10 day option that includes a trip to Venice, Florence and the Cervi Museum. This museum is at the farm of the family who lost 7 sons who were in the Resistance. A very moving experience.


What we do know is that the REANZ Trustees taking the study tour are Helen Aitken and Chris Bayes and our REANZ Kaiarahi, Brenda Soutar.

You can register your interest and ask questions of Helen ( and Chris ( 



 More Information from the 2019 Tour can be downloaded now 

This will  give you some information about this years Tour


Reach Across the Tasman Conference & Study Tour 2019

  Dates:  Sunday 1st September - Saturday 7th September

 Reggio Emilia Aotearoa New Zealand (REANZ) brings you this exciting opportunity to visit Early Childhood Centres and Schools that are implementing innovative curriculum.

  As a participant on a past  tour said...

“This has been the most effective professional development that I have been involved in during 25 years in education”.

Cost:- $2700, share twin room in an apartment.   $3100 Single room sharing in an apartment. includes:

  •  Flights ex Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland (the travel agent will be in contact once the registration numbers confirmed)
  • Insurance (extra may be charged to cover pre-existing conditions)
  • Group transfers from and to Melbourne airport
  • Accommodation is at Punt Hill Apartments, Flinders Street. This is a 4 star establishment.
  • All costs of the study tour including transport and lunches

We have new accomodation in the heart of the city. Apartments on Lygon are no longer offering short term stays and we have been fortunate to secure  a group booking at Punt Apartments. It is a 4 star establishment and costs associated with accomodation for the study tour, reflect this change.

A deposit of $1,000. is to be paid to secure your place. The balance to be paid before 1st July. You will have two facilitators with you to support unpacking and creating meaning from the experiences you encounter.

2019 REANZ Co-Hosts Glenys Waller and Bridgette Towle

Please click this link to register.

Encounters with Reggio Emilia 

- thoughts and reflections from Dianne Akast

The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education has intrigued, inspired and provoked my thinking for many years now but nothing can compare to the reality of participating with more than three hundred educators from around the world in a weeklong series of encounters with the city of Reggio Emilia, its citizens and educational approach. Read More


Reflections from the 2010 Melbourne Study Tour

When I stepped off the plane in an unfamiliar place, I thought I had no preconceived notions of what to expect. However over the coming week I realised just how much my personal cultural values affect my my image of children, and my image of myself a teacher. Therefore my reflections of the tour have been focused on ‘the big picture’ with regards to concepts of community and one’s sense of self within society rather than the specifics of individual early learning centres. 

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