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.

Summer Writing School for Teens: Christchurch, January 14-18, 2019

A whole week of writing and learning and laughing!

Each summer, young writers from across the country gather at Hagley College in Christchurch to work alongside award-winning writers in pen-to-page workshops.

You get to select four day-long workshops to follow your passion or add to your writing repertoire. On day five you benefit from 1:1 mentor time to redraft your pieces and share in a celebration of a community of writers.

Workshop options include: Song Lyrics, Comedy Writing, poetry forms and skills including Rising Voices, Flash Fiction, OuLiPo, Writing Suspense and Scares, and Kickstart your (Fantasy) Novel.

Our tutors are all award-winning writers and performers: James Norcliffe, Frankie McMillan, Lisa Tui Jonathan, Gail Ingram, Jeff Clark, Heather McQuillan, Melanie Dixon and Jess Fiebig.

Please note this is not a residential course. Participants must organise their own accommodation and food.

Go to: details and registration form

The School for Young Writers: "Inspiring Young Writers - since 1993"



Ōtaki Summer Camp

Ōtaki Summer Camp is three days of ideas, politics, discussion, music, comedy and nature for young people aged 17 - 30 with an interest in ideas, politics, justice, environment, housing, history and freedom of speech.

18 - 19 January 2019


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