Events and opportunities

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

Anxiety in Gifted Children - Naming It and Taming It!

Anxiety is becoming more and more common in today's world for people of all ages, yet it is often particularly difficult for gifted children to deal with. This interactive presentation will look at where anxiety may be coming from, and how to figure out what it looks like within our gifted children. We will then discuss how to help gifted children identify the emotion, and to tame it! The focus will be on gifted students, yet their parents and teachers will likely benefit from some of these strategies, too!

This presentation will be led by Professor Debbie Clelland, who teaches in a counselling psychology program at Adler University in Vancouver, Canada. She has two gifted adult sons and has been involved in the association for parents of gifted children at the local and then provincial levels since 2003. Debbie is visiting New Zealand and Australia to learn more about different perspectives and experiences of being gifted, and to share her expertise with New Zealand professionals and families.

When: Monday 25th February 6.30-8pm

Where: Palmerston North Girls' High School (PNGHS) Library

Cost: $5

RSVP: cengate12@gmail.com by Tuesday 19 February

2019 Senior School Ethics Olympiad

The Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland will host an Ethics Olympiad on Saturday 8th June and St Andrews College, Christchurch will host one on Thursday the 6th June.

You are invited to bring a group of five/ten students from your school to participate in this unique, challenging and inspiring event. Whereas the Ethics Olympiad is usually run online between schools, these events will be held in selected cities. These Olympiad heats will be an ideal opportunity for your students to become familiar with the Ethics Olympiad and more importantly develop skills around how to construct good moral and ethical arguments collaboratively.

During the day students will be involved in a series of three Ethics Olympiad heats whereby teams will engage with other school teams as they deal with exciting and relevant ethical cases. Teams will be scored next to criteria which rewards clear, concise, respectful discourse. All students will gain a great deal from the experience, but at the end of the day, two teams will face off for the Gold Medal. Silver and Bronze medals will also be awarded to each member of the winning teams.

For more information and to register go to: Ethics Olympiad