Welcome

Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to your national professional community in gifted and talented education.

We welcome you, the reader, to this source of inspiration
. Language and communication are essential for all people
. Tears and laughter, pain and joy are powerful emotions which bring us all together as one in this field of gifted education. 
We must nurture the essence of the child and more importantly, it is up to us to advance gifted education. By Tuteira Pohatu, 2009.“We welcome you, the reader, to this source of inspiration. Language and communication are essential for all people. Tears and laughter, pain and joy are powerful emotions which bring us all together as one in this field of gifted education. We must nurture the essence of the child and more importantly, it is up to us to advance gifted education”

– Tuteira Pohatu, 2009.

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Strategic Plan

To see where the organisation is headed and the priorities that have been set, take a look at the 2017 Strategic Plan.


Recent News

Newly Released Position Statement

giftEDnz periodically issues position statements addressing critical issues, policies and practices related to the education of gifted and talented children and young people. giftEDnz would like to announce the release of a joint position statement for supporting effective professional learning and development in gifted education. Earlier in the year a joint position statement was released on indicators of progress and achievement. These position statements are designed to provide:

  • Guidance for professionals working with gifted and talented children and young people.
  • Evidence for advocates for appropriate identification and provisions for gifted and talented children and young people.
  • Support for centre and school leaders in the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of identification and provisions for children and young people.
  • Information to spark the conversation, widen the knowledge base and feed the debate about issues in gifted and talented education.
  • Advice to centres, schools, and other education providers, regarding evidence-based practices in gifted and talented education.
  • Recommendations to Government and the Ministry of Education regarding priorities for policy, professional development and support, funding and research.

Student Voice

A student from Canterbury presented a speech on his experiences of being gifted. Please take the time to read this. It is vital that we draw on student perspectives as we evaluate the effectiveness of our teaching and programmes and evolve our practices accordingly.

National Research Update

To read about where this project is up to, what the next steps are and how to participate, please click here.


Spread the Word

We need your help to get the word out about giftEDnz. The work of our organisation is relevant to professionals in many and varied roles.

giftEDnz is an active organisation, always seeking ways to continue advocating for our gifted tamariki and rangitahi, while also working to help empower our members and others in their work with these youngsters. Some recent activities include:

  • Supporting emerging researchers at a mentoring retreat
  • Presentations by members of the Speakers’ Beureau
  • Affiliation with the Australian Association for Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT)
  • Working towards a national study
  • New release of the fabulous e-zine to members

 Come and explore the giftEDnz website and find out:

  • about the organisation
  • what it means to be a part of the giftEDnz community
  • new, previous and current activities
  • resources
  • our new giftEDnz promotional flyer
  • and more…

Let your curiosity guide you.


Feel inspired.

Become a member of giftEDnz’s motivated and passionate community of professionals working to nurture Aotearoa’s gifted and talented students.

Join giftEDnz today.


Our thanks to:
The Todd Foundation for their generous support in establishing giftEDnz.