Upcoming events

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

NZCGE Depth and Complexity Half Day Taster Workshops

NZCGE is excited to be offering the opportunity for New Zealand Educators to be introduced to The Framework for Depth and Complexity. Please see below the details of the half day taster workshops planned for 2018.


Date: Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

Venue: Auto Lodge Motor Inn, 393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth

Taranaki registration:


Date: Thursday 11 October 2018

Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Kavanagh College

Dunedin registration:

For more information: visit: www.nzcge.co.nz
Email: events@nzcge.co.nz
Phone: 04 576 9243

GiftEDnz free event for Primary and Secondary educators

Join the board of giftEDnz for an afternoon tea celebrating gifted education in the Wairarapa.

Tracy, Justine, Nadine and Sunny from the board of giftEDnz will host a discussion on gifted education.

Friday, August 17th in the Wairarapa College Library, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

For more information and to book please contact: Andi Delaune, giftednz@gmail.com OR Jo Brunskill, jokatebrunskill@gmail.com

GiftEDnz free seminar: The Transition from Early Childhood to School

Teachers, parents and all interested in early years education are warmly invited by Jo, Andi and giftEDnz to an informative seminar on this important transition.

Saturday, August 18th, 9.00am - 10.30am in the Wairarapa College Library.

Morning tea is provided.

For more information and to book please contact Andi Delaune: giftednz@gmail.com

Make it happen for your school! A gifted workshop specially for management and coordinators

Covering the basics management and coordinators need to know to ensure provision for these students is effective, practical, and meets Ministry requirements. School responsibilities, policy, budgets, record-keeping, choosing appropriate provision and more - plus your questions.

PRESENTER: Dr Rosemary Cathcart, head of REACH Education, NZ's leading PLD provider in this field

WHEN: Monday 17 September 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

WHERE: Learning Network NZ, corner Soljan and Universal Drives, Auckland

INVESTMENT: Member $195 + GST pp; non-member $250+GST pp; multiple booking discount: $225+GST for 3+ people from same school *Bring a BOT member free of charge!

HOW TO BOOK: online email: courses@learningnetwork.ac.nz phone: 09 835 0912 / 0800 GO WEST H

Critical Thinking Skills

Baradene College (Auckland) 21st November and St Andrews College (Christchurch) 22nd November

This Critical Thinking seminar will:

  • provide a framework for introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of reasoning.

  • provide teachers with practical ways of helping students recognise the structure of arguments.

  • improve academic results through the development of critical thinking skills.

  • demonstrate new concept clarification exercises.

  • give teachers ways to help students distinguish good reasoning from impoverished reasoning.

  • explain how students can evaluate arguments.

  • outline important formal and informal fallacies.

  • provide methodologies and resources to enable your students to argue respectfully, collaboratively and creatively.

Seminar Information

REACH Education

Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education

Winner 2017 US National Assn Professional Development Network Award Location: Online in 12 fortnightly modules

Next intake: March 2019

A course grounded in research but with a strong focus on practical strategies and offering continuous individual support from tutors who are amongst New Zealand's most highly experienced facilitators in this field. See the teachers' page on our website for prospectus and enrolment form!

Details here