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Something to Celebrate

11 June 2018

Four New Zealand educational organisations have something to celebrate this week as they promote Gifted Awareness Week nationwide. The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC), the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE), the Professional Association for Gifted Education (giftEDnz) and Reach Education Consultancy are thrilled to announce their collaboration on a Ministry of Education Network of Expertise Project, Gifted Aotearoa.

The Networks are a Ministry of Education initiative designed to provide a range of supports for professional learning and development for principals, teachers and co-ordinators.

"The goal of Gifted Aotearoa is to use the combined strengths of each organisation to specifically support those who work with gifted children in their classrooms and schools,” states Deb Walker, the Project Leader and CEO of NZCGE, “and these organisations all have the history, experience and expertise to do that”.

The initiative plans to introduce a series of supports that educators at all levels of understanding will be able to connect with, link existing resources and mentor those keen on growing into gifted education leadership roles.

Rosemary Cathcart, director of Reach Education Consultancy reinforces, “The Networks of Expertise concept represents a timely and welcome opportunity to re-establish and reinforce the tradition of teachers cooperatively sharing knowledge, skills and resources to better support the children in their charge.”

More information about how to access this support will soon be found on


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