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.

The Bright Spots Awards

Supported by the NEXT Foundation

'The Bright Spots Awards are an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to create, trial and iteratively develop, with expert support, new ways of working and innovative practices in their schools.' See The Education Hub for further details

Information seminars are being held across the country for teachers and school leaders to find out more about the awards and to receive support with their applications.

Online: Thursday 10th May, 4-5.30pm Register here

Wellington: Tuesday 15th May, 4-6pm Register here

Christchurch: Wednesday 16th May, 4-6pm Register here

Auckland: Thursday 17th May, 4.30-6pm Register here

Academy Conferences for Gifted and Talented Students

Big Ideas for Bright Minds Senior Students

Christchurch: St Andrew's College, Monday 14th May.

Wellington: Scots College, Tuesday 15th May.

Auckland: St Cuthbert’s College, Wednesday 16th May.

Inspire Ambition - Junior Stretch and Challenge Day Junior Students (Years 7 -9, Ages 12-14)

Auckland: St Cuthbert’s College,Thursday 2rd August.

Wellington: Scots College, Tuesday Monday 6th August.

Christchurch: St Andrew's College,Tuesday 7th August.

Nelson: Waimea College, Wednesday 8th August.


Students: A fixed fee of $45 if paid prior to conference. We have access to sponsorship for students wishing to attend but for whom the cost is a significant challenge for their families. Please contact us for further details.

Staff: A fixed fee of $45. One free staff place with every 12 students booked. Unaccompanied teachers attending for CPD to pay $95.

Bookings: Please contact the office with your numbers as early as possible to secure your places. info@academyconferences.com

Book online

CENgate Term 2 event

Anxiety and the gifted child

Thursday 24th May at Palmerston North Girls’ High School Library: Wendy Fraser, child and family therapist and parent, will talk to us about anxiety. Loads of information, practical advice and strategies!

This is a hot topic for a lot of learners across all sectors, and for gifted students who often feel deeply on a different level, a must for all educators, parents and professionals working with children and adolescents.

Come down from 4.30pm for a coffee and catch-up, with our presentation from 4.45-5.15pm. There is a time of Q&A afterwards.

Please share this with anyone who works with gifted students. RSVP by 17 May to cengate12@gmail.com

NZCGE Depth and Complexity Half Day Taster Workshops

We are 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.

AUCKLAND Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018 Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: Kohia Centre, University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland Registration

TARANAKI Date: Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm Venue: Auto Lodge Motor Inn, 393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth Registration

WELLINGTON Date: Friday, 25 May 2018 Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt Registration

NELSON Date: tbc Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: tbc Registration

CHRISTCHURCH Date: Wednesday 1 August 2018 Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: The Elmwood Club, 83 Heaton St, Strowan, Christchurch Registration

MID CANTERBURY Date: Friday 1 June 2018 Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: Piwakawaka, Methven Primary School, 1 McDonald St, Methven Registration

DUNEDIN Date: tbc Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Venue: tbc Registration

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

REACH Education

Certificate of Effective Practice in Gifted Education

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

Date: Begins July

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