Ministry of Education

Gifted Learners

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Events and opportunities for gifted learners

We welcome information about events or opportunities that are of interest to gifted learners, their teachers and families. If you would like to contribute an item, please contact the moderator with details, for consideration.

Global Talent Mentoring Hub

An interesting opportunity for secondary schools, kura, secondary school clusters or Kāhui Ako is the Global Online Mentoring Platform Connecting Young STEM Talents and STEM Experts. Development of the Global Talent Mentoring Hub is spearheaded by online mentoring expert Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stoeger and her full-time GTMH team at the University of Regensburg, Germany. The Global Talent Mentoring Hub is one of several projects that are part of the World Giftedness Center (WGC), a larger research undertaking that will launch in late 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Global Talent Mentoring Hub team are seeking partner institutions to assist in finding the best mentees and mentors around the world. Partner institutions will nominate potential mentees and/or mentors in their home countries.

The attached document has more information and contact details.

Virtual Learning Network

There are lots of great online learning opportunities being offered through the VLN Primary School network which could be suitable for gifted learners.

Find out more: VLN Primary School


iNVENTIONATOR further awakens a wide range gifts and talents for diverse students. The iNVENTIONATOR experience is FREE to learners who want to play, think and design innovative solutions to real-life problems.

Who’s it for? Y6-9 gifted learners Find out more about the characteristics of the gifted

What will you do?

• Explore innovative mind frames through six online resources

• Complete related wero or challenges to sharpen your iNVENTIONATOR skills

• Bring an idea or skill sets to pitch.

• Collaborate in teams and think critically to solve an everyday problem.

• Participate In an awesome iNVENTIONATOR experience.

• Continue grow your team’s ideas beyond iNVENTIONATOR

Where and when?

Virtual event 16-19 November 2020 Four morning sessions (9:15am - 12:30pm) + a celebration pitch event for learners and whānau 19 November 7.30-8.30pm

Register now: Registration form

iNVENTIONATOR provides a platform to unleash young minds.

Got a question? Check out the FAQs or contact

Ethics Olympiad

Ethics Olympiad schools promote respectful, supportive and rigorous discussion around current ethical issues. They are marked out by their commitment to student development in civil, critical and well informed ethical discourse. Online and face to face events are held for junior, middle and high school students in New Zealand and Australia.

For more information go to: Ethics Olympiad