“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.
Emerging Researcher’s Retreat Submission
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What giftEDnz was involved with for Gifted Awareness Week
Help us ‘Blast Parliament’ with letters this GAW as we advocate for increased awareness of and support for gifted and talented learners.
Read the NZ Gifted Education charities’ position statement on Belonging – just released!!
Announcing new nationwide research around what is actually happening, and what those involved at the coalface really think about the state of gifted education in Aotearoa New Zealand. giftEDnz.
giftEDnz members are invited to share their advocacy efforts as a way of highlighting the amazing work you are all doing for our gifted and talented tamariki. These will be compiled into a small handout which will be shared to inspire others in their mahi with gifted learners. Please email Board member Jo Dean with any juicy tid-bits to include.
Due to be released soon; a Position Statement on acceleration. Watch this space!
Check out the blogs in this year’s New Zealand Gifted Awareness Blog Tour which coincides with Gifted Awareness Week annually. The theme for Gifted Awareness Week, and as such, the Blog Tour, is “Belonging: accepted, included, connected”. We have Board members who are blogging as a part of this (see below). We encourage you to share your views and experiences by participating in the Blog Tour too.
- 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
- Blogs are published daily! More yet to come!
Check out the ‘What’s New’ section below to see the latest giftEDnz plans and activities.
Recently the Chairs of giftEDnz, New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC) and the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) recently met with representatives from the Ministry of Education to discuss key issues of current significance.
Take a look at more of the latest advocacy and publicity activities of giftEDnz.
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.