In 1998 a group of Southland parents who were travelling to Dunedin for Conductive Education, successfully established The Conductive Education (Southland) Charitable Trust to provide Conductive Education programmes for pre-school & school age children with Motor Disorders.

The group with the help of grants, donations and fundraising were able to financially secure their future with the help of Focus Ltd, an Auckland company who bought, along with their administration abilities, the first Hungarian Conductor to Southland.

2005 March - Focus 2000 Ltd who had been running our Centre and providing Conductiors discontinued their service and Centre in Invercargill. During this time the centre was run by two Hungarian Conductors and one Assistant/ Administrator.

2005 April - motivated parents of Conductive Education children set about recruiting profile business-people to assist them re-group and re-form Our Centre, Our Way, at Invercargill.

2005 July and November – Our Centre, Our Way bought over from Melbourne Australia a Peto Institute (Hungary) Conductor (Ms Ildiko Runic) to work at Our Centre.

2005 November, Peto Institute Conductor Arpi Czegeni arrives at Our Centre.

2006 January, Birmingham (UK) trained Conductor Katy Read arrives at Our Centre.

2007 November, Judit Varadi arrives with husband followed by Györgyi Wlassits in December.

2007 June, Conductor Arpi Czegeni returns to Hungary.

2007 December, Conductor Katy Read returns to England.

2011 November, Györgyi Wlassits returns to Hungary.

2012 January, Conductor Zsófia Varga arrives from Hungary.

2012 June, Conductor Conductor Anna Szemes arrives from Hungary for a twelve month contract.

2013 June, Conductor Anna Szemes returns to Hungary.

2014 September and October, The centre moves to 198 Esk street, Invercargill.

2015 July, Conductor Zsófia Varga returns to Hungary.

2015, 20 July, Conductor's assistant Ms Francine Knowles commence with us.

2015, 07 August, New conductor Miss Rachel Short arrives from England.

The current roll of the centre is 30 children; these children come from all over Otago and Southland, with many of our families traveling long distances to regularly attend classes. We also have 5 adults who have suffered strokes.



Conductive Education Southern
198 Esk Street
P.O Box 126, Invercargill
Phone: 03 2188 766

P.O Box 126