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#GAW2019 NZCGE Blog Tour











The annual Gifted Awareness Blog Tour is co-ordinated by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education and runs through the month of June each year as an activity associated with New Zealand's Gifted Awareness Week. It is an opportunity for you to have your say about giftedness, and to also share in the experiences and perspectives of others.


Lessons on Giftedness


To celebrate forty years of work in the gifted community the Gifted Development Centre is sharing forty lessons they’ve learned—one each day. We'll continue adding them to the slideshow as they're published. 

Common Giftedness Myths


Click here to see 11 common myths around Giftedness explained. 

Myths in the Early Years

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash
Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Ideas for Celebrating GAW

Want to organise some celebratory activities in your area? Check out some suggestions here.

Gifted Aotearoa


Gifted Aotearoa is a 600 educator strong Networks of Expertise initiative by three national gifted organisations - NZCGE, NZAGC and REACH Education Consultancy. 


You can find out more about the work that these organisations are doing through Gifted Aotearoa by registering your interest on this page.

GAW in the media

Updated media articles on GAW to share: 


SCOOP Education

Education Central

Support Networks

A collection of organisations, businesses and groups who can provide support to families with gifted young people, and professionals working with these young people. 

NZAGC GAW                     2019 Competitions

Help children celebrate Gifted Awareness Week by letting them know about these competitions.


You can find more information on the GAW competitions here.

Tell Us Your Story

Kids, parents, teachers...we'd love to hear your myth busting stories.


Your stories will be shared on this page and social media pages. 


Email them through to have your voices heard. Please include the subject line "Tell us your story". Please state if you would like your stories to be published anonymously.

Whānau Events

Each GAW the NZCGE MindPlus classes hold a whānau week to celebrate giftedness in their community. Click here to find out if something is happening in your community.

Quick Quiz

Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash
Photo by Emily Morter on Unsplash

Position Statement

Released each year, Position Statements are developed by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education, New Zealand Association for Gifted Children and giftEDnz.

They are designed to provide guidance, evidence, support, information, advice and recommendations.

The Position Statement for 2019 focuses on the teachers of gifted learners.

Feedback on our Position Statement


We would love to hear your feedback on our Position Paper and your thoughts about giftedness in NZ.


Contribute to the Padlet conversation here

Facebook Groups

There are a number of NZ Gifted Facebook groups.  These include NZCGE; NZAGCgiftEDnz; Mary's Gifted Contacts; Gifted and Talented Teachers NZ; Parents of Gifted Children NZ