Family Education New Zealand (FENZ)

Promoting the importance of marriage and family life is the basis of all FENZ activities. 

Family Education Australia/New Zealand (FEA/FENZ) is a not-for-profit incorporated association which has been conducting parenting courses since 1986. FEA has run numerous Parenting Courses and Marriage Enrichment Weekends in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra and, in New Zealand, Auckland and Hamilton.


FEA is a member of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), which holds consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). IFFD works in 63 countries in all 5 continents helping parents in their role as the primary educators of their children.


First Steps


Parents, in their role as primary educators of their children, have the responsibility of helping them develop their latent capabilities through the fostering of human virtues. The development of good character in children enables them to reach their full potential.


While parenting is both rewarding and satisfying, it involves commitment, constant effort and continuing education. In a rapidly changing world, there is a real need for parents to enrich their skills set; social media, for example, has created a whole new set of complexities for both parents and children. 


Marriage Enrichment


A strong and happy marriage doesn't happen by chance. It takes effort and commitment, as well as learning, to love each one's spouse well and enrich the relationship. The marriage weekend can give you and your spouse insights on how to understand each other's emotional and physical needs.


As a couple you can reflect on ways to improve your communication, understand the differences between men and women (which is often a cause of conflict), learn how your spouse will feel loved and learn strategies for resolving conflict.