“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.
Nau mai, haere mai!
Welcome to your national professional community in gifted and talented education.
Congratulations to giftEDnz members Idoya Munn, Carrie VanderZwaag and Andi Delaune for being selected to participate in the up-coming Emerging Researchers Writing Retreat. This is being held 16-18 September in Auckland. We look forward to hearing how they get on with this unique mentoring opportunity as a part of their journey towards publishing the findings of their research.
giftEDnz is looking for a ‘summer scholar’ to work with us on the nationwide research project. The scholarship has been provided by the University of Waikato, and funds 10 weeks of full time work over the November 2016 to January 2017 period. More…
Watch this space for details of the upcoming giftEDnz conference to be held in 2017
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. During the recent Gifted Awareness Week giftEDnz was involved in the following activities:
- Co-constructing and promoting a Joint NZ Gifted Education Charities’ Position Paper on Belonging
- Announcing a new nationwide research project being led by giftEDnz looking into what is actually happening, and what those involved at the coalface really think about the state of gifted education in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Developing and shared a handout outlining some of the amazing work being carried out by giftEDnz members
- Contributing to this year’s annual New Zealand Gifted Awareness Blog Tour
- What do you mean by this belonging thing anyway? By Board secretary Andrea Delaune
- Through Their Eyes: Exploring What Inclusion Means for Gifted Learners by Board member Vanessa White
- Participating in ‘Blast Parliament’ with letters, as we continue to advocate for increased awareness of and support for gifted and talented learners
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.
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
- our new giftEDnz promotional flyer
- and more…
Let your curiosity guide you.
Become a member of giftEDnz’s motivated and passionate community of professionals working to nurture Aotearoa’s gifted and talented students.
Our thanks to:
The Todd Foundation for their generous support in establishing giftEDnz.