Category Archives: New Zealand

What the Tui Tells Me

A former student is not finding writing easy at present. However, he is an amazing young advocate for gifted education, and for many other good causes, so he wrote the words above, and he was pretty sure they wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Gifted Kids Write to Parliament

96 students from Gifted Kids have collaborated to write an open letter to Parliament. What can this inspire you to write to someone who can make a difference? To All Members of Parliament You don’t know who I am, what … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Cage

Guest blogger Nikki writes about the very difficult journey it is when a child’s needs and school provisions are a poor match for each other, and how it was homeschooling which eventually unlocked the cage for her son. “School is … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger, Hon. Tracey Martin

Hon. Tracey Martin, our guest blogger today, writes in her capacity as Member of Parliament and education spokesperson for New Zealand First. What our society has asked, and indeed demanded, of our public education system continues to change. New Zealand … Continue reading

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What Are They REALLY Saying?

Guest blogger Bexology2 joins the blog tour today to analyse the political sound bites which are appearing in the lead up to Gifted Awareness Week: Welcome to the #NZGAW blogtour. As a part of #NZGAW, each political party in New … Continue reading

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Welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour 2014

Hello and welcome to the #NZGAW Blog Tour in this election year. If you are reading this post, right at the beginning of the blog tour, you are very likely to be a committed supporter of gifted education. You may … Continue reading

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How to Join the #NZGAW Blog Tour 2014

It’s almost time! Each June, New Zealand celebrates Gifted Awareness Week, a time when we celebrate the creativity and talents of New Zealanders, and when we advocate for better educational provision for gifted children. We also have a blog tour … Continue reading

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I Felt Like an Outsider

Rewi, our guest blogger, read an open letter to Parliament by Hamish, and was inspired to write an open letter of his own, describing some of his difficulties in a previous school. He addresses his letter to two of the … Continue reading

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An Investigation into the Identification of Māori Gifted and Talented Students in Mainstream Schools in Aotearoa New Zealand

Guest blogger Emma Scobie-Jennings writes about her research. Gifted and talented education has always been a passion of mine, but as my career has progressed I have become more and more interested in how students from minority cultures are identified … Continue reading

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It’s All About Awareness

Gifted Awareness Week starts tomorrow, and awareness is exactly what it is all about. There are shared messages we want to send, and there are personal messages we want to send. Here are some of the things I want to … Continue reading

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