Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Thumbs up to Labour Party’s Gifted Education support

Media Release

For Immediate Release

10 July 2014

Thumbs up to Labour Party’s Gifted Education support

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education backs the Labour Party’s announcement it will support gifted children if elected. Ring-fenced funding and extra teachers for special education is a start to help support the diverse learning needs of gifted and talented students.

“All children have the right to quality education but some are missing out. This is for a number of reasons, but for our gifted students, they’re missing out on the right specialist support needed to help them reach their potential.” David Tong, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“Teachers need more resources and support to teach their thirty-three-pupil classes, and those one or two or five children in that class who are bored and not being challenged because they’re ahead of their peers, need just as much support as those struggling at the other end” Tong continues.

“In addition to Labour’s announcement, we would welcome a Select Committee inquiry into Gifted Education. This will help us build a stronger framework to support our gifted children and go a long way in understanding the needs of the gifted learner”.

“If we give a conservative estimate that five percent of the population is gifted and talented, at least 24, 000 school aged-children and youth could be identified in New Zealand as needing specialist support. We need to support gifted students, just as much as any other student and the Labour policy will certainly set a framework to begin strengthening that support direct to gifted children.”

New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education Ltd is a non-profit organisation with charitable status providing services nationwide in gifted education. For more information please go to www.nzcge.co.nz.

ENDS.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Kiwi Pride: Accolades For Film About Man Who Falls In Love With A Stick

A short animated film written and directed by New Zealand born Matthew Darragh has been selected for the Courts des îles, International Festival of Short Fiction Films. More>>

ALSO:

Anniversaries: Vivid Memories Four Years After Christchurch Quake

Four years ago, an earthquake that would change the lives of thousands shook Christchurch at 12.51 p.m. More>>

ALSO:

Environment 'n' Conservation: Slash Meets Tāne The Tuatara

Rock and Roll superstar and former Guns 'n' Roses guitarist Slash visited Zealandia Ecosanctuary along with collaborating band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. More>>

Foo Fighters: Exclusive Show In Support Of Music Foundation

Frontier Touring has today announced that the Foo Fighters will play a last minute intimate and exclusive benefit show at the Auckland Town Hall this Friday February 20 with all profits going to The New Zealand Music Foundation. More>>

ALSO:

Canterbury Quakes: Feedback Sought On Short-Listed Memorial Designs

Six short-listed designs for the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial have been released for public input... The Memorial will honour the victims of Canterbury’s earthquakes and acknowledge the suffering of all those who lived through them as well as the heroism of those who participated in the rescue and recovery operations. More>>

ALSO:

Celia Lashlie: Legacy Will Live On

Social justice advocate Celia Lashlie leaves a legacy that will continue to have a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders for years to come, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. “Celia was a powerful voice for reason, sense and compassion. Her work, particularly with teenage boys, was ground-breaking." More>>

ALSO:

Obituary: Sad Farewell To PPTA Activist Robin Duff

Duff has been a long-time fixture of the association... Most recently Duff has been working hard to support Canterbury teachers through the quakes that devastated the region. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news