Sat. 14th March – Parent & Teacher Presentation – ” I SEE YOU” Connecting with Creativity in the 21st Century

How well do we understand our gifted ākonga in a 21st century environment, and what can we do to help create the engagement that leads to connected learning? We will look at some of the exciting Anthropological and Sociological analysis that is going on worldwide, and identify a few of the relevant theories for our G&T students.

Mark Dashper

1) Ambient Virtual Co-Presence

2) Disconnectedness

3) Dunbar’s  Number

4) Parasocial Relationships

5) World of Awareness

6) Ambient Awareness

7) Aggregate Phenomenon

8) Bonding and Bridging Social Capital

Mark will then show us seven 21st century strategies to connect with G&T students, and help foster their creativity to the next level.

Mark Dashper (Faculty of Education: University of Auckland)

Bio:  Mark works for the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, as a Facilitator in schools. After 21 years teaching Visual Arts in 100% Māori schools, he initiated Te Manu Aute (e-Learning for G&T arts) in 2003.  After extensive research and needs analysis, TMA was contracted through a Ministry TDI to deliver the Arts to schools in Northland from 2006 – 2009. He has presented papers and workshops on his G&T and e-Learning initiatives at conferences across New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

Mark currently works in e-Learning PLD education over Northland and Auckland, in Māori medium schools for Te Puna Wānanga and in secondary schools for Team Solutions. He is currently completing his doctorate in educational social networking for Māori students.


Time: 4 pm    Date: Saturday March 14th 2015

Venue: Hillsborough Room, Fickling Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland.

All Welcome Tickets  $10 per person  (NZAGC members $10 per family)       Email

 Please note also – same day same place:

3 pm Sat. 14th March Fickling Convention Centre Auckland Explorers AGM followed by afternoon tea and 40th Birthday Cake free admission all welcome.

 5 pm Sat 14th March Fickling Convention Centre NZAGC AGM

followed by drinks & nibbles free admission all welcome

 In conjunction we will be running some very exciting student programmes throughout the afternoon.

Details will be posted on the NZAGC and Auckland Explorers websites as they come to hand.

for further information    email



NZAGC AGM – Saturday March 14th

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All members and anyone interested in furthering the cause of gifted children in New Zealand are invited to attend:


DATE:                              Saturday 14th March 2015                 TIME:                               5:00  pm

VENUE:                            Hillsborough Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland


The National Council of NZAGC now calls for nominations of office-holders and notices of motion for the AGM, in accordance with the constitution.Nominations may be made for the following positions:

  1. President
  2. Treasurer
  3. National or Non-affiliated Representative (2)

Election is for an initial term of one year.

Nominations must be received in writing by the President on or before 13th February 2015. 

Notice of any items of business or motions for the AGM must be forwarded in writing to the President.  Only valid motions will be accepted.  Supporting information is welcomed.

Notices of motion must be received by the President on or before 13th February 2015. 

Please address all correspondence to:

The President

NZAGC, PO Box 47, Greenhithe, AUCKLAND

Or email:

Further information, including a detailed agenda will be posted on the website: in mid February.

Proxy Forms for the AGM are available form the membership secretary Rachel Pound

NZAGC 40th Anniversary Conference 3-5th July Waikato University

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Don’t miss this fantastic event! Open to all those with an interest in Gifted Education.
Speakers, workshops and discussion groups for Parents and Teachers. Speakers, workshops and discussion groups for Students – Secondary, Intermediate, Primary and Preschool. An Expo of resources and a Youth led Celebration of Talent.

Visit our dedicated Conference website