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Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
giftEDnz Annual General Meeting

14 March 2015
University of Auckland Epsom Campus
Epsom Avenue, Auckland 
Room H404 (H Block, fourth floor)
(See attached map)
By taxi, enter through Gate 3; A Block is facing you, with H Block to your left, 
behind J Lecture Theatres.
 Parking (free) available through Gate 2 only
10:00 – 1:00 

The board of giftEDnz is very excited to announce that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 14th March 2015. We would like to invite all current members, and anyone who is interested and involved in the education of gifted and talented learners to attend. Current financial members are entitled to vote upon motions presented at the AGM.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Where have we been and where are we going?” It is the intention of the current Chair and the Board to reflect upon past achievements, discuss future initiatives, and celebrate the opportunities that will be available to the incoming Chair, Board Members, and general members.

It is a very exciting time to be involved in this meeting and giftEDnz

The meeting will begin from 10am.The agenda is as follows:

10:00                           Morning Refreshments
10:30                           Welcome – Tracy Riley, Chairperson
10:45-11:45                 Panel Discussion of giftEDnz Initiatives to Support Professionals. Led by the Board. Facilitated by the Chair
11:45-12:30                 Open Discussion of Future Initiatives facilitated by Board
12:30-1:00                   AGM and Election Results

If you intend to come to the AGM, please register your attendance via giftednz@gmail.com so we can cater appropriately for morning tea.  

We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Board of giftEDnz is now calling for notices of motion for the AGM, in accordance with our Constitution. Notice of any items of business or motions for the AGM should be forwarded in writing to the Chairperson by 27th February 2015. Only valid motions will be accepted. Supporting information is welcomed.

Please address all correspondence to: The Chairperson, giftEDnz, P.O. Box 6135, Christchurch,  or: giftednz@gmail.com

giftEDnz provides a way of working together to nurture our gifted and talented students: teachers, principals, counsellors, RTLBs, educational psychologists, teacher educators, professional development providers, researchers, postgraduate students and anyone with a professional interest in gifted and talented education.

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