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Robotics video!

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

On 17 June, Auckland University Robotics Association put on a real show for Explorers Auckland… See the video…(thanks to Peter Kraan for filming and editing!)

Explorers Auckland Branch Update

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Here’s what’s been going on in Auckland Explorers in 2017 and what we’re looking forward to… Magical Entertainment Workshop and AGM – 25 Feb Magician and recently retired teacher & educational psychologist Tony Wilson has designed a special session just for Explorers. We got to watch a magic show and also got to learn how to do some of the tricks in a workshop, and even went home with a magic wand and booklet of tricks to learn! Thanks especially to those who stayed for the AGM. Summer Day Out at Chosen Valley – 25 Mar Chosen Valley in Drury was the venue again for this year’s Explorers Summer Day… (read more)

2017 AGM

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Annual General Meeting of Auckland Explorers – 2017 Held 25 Feb 2017 4pm at Mt Albert Baptist Church, Jubilee Hall, 732 New North Road Attendees: Jessica Parsons, Lynley McDonald, Barbara Woolley/Champion, Kalina Hristova, Cath Samuels, Leo Salinger, Ruth Brown, Nicola Paston, Christine Taylor-Agnew Apologies: None   Minutes of Last AGM: Viewed and agreed by: All present Accepted by: Leo Salinger                  Seconded by:  Lynley McDonald   President’s Report: Read by:          Jessica Parsons Accepted by:   Nicola Paston                           Seconded by: Barbara Woolley   Treasurer’s Report:  (Leo Salinger) The club is in good financial standing.  Full financial statement will be published in May. Accepted by:   Jessica Parsons                        Seconded by: … (read more)

2017 AGM – President’s Report

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Explorers President’s Report 2017 In my fifth year as President, Explorers delivered another year full of the many activities that the Auckland branch provides for our members and the gifted community. We had eight clubdays ranging from Card Skills to Chinese Characters, an adventure outing at our favourite camp, and an educational sleepover at Kelly Tarltons. The older Explorers enjoyed sessions in Philosophy and Construction. All activities were well attended, and many were booked out by members only. A particular goal for 2016 was to invest Explorers money back into Explorers, to reward members and stimulate participation. As our Treasurer will confirm, we have achieved this through generous subsidies toward… (read more)

2017 AGM Agenda

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Annual General Meeting of Auckland Explorers – 2017 To be held 25 Feb 2017 4pm at Mt Albert Baptist Church, Jubilee Hall, 732 New North Road Reading of Minutes of Last AGM: President’s Report: Treasurer’s Report: Elections: President: Treasurer: Committee Volunteer request: Other business:

Branch Report – Jan 2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Auckland Explorers is rolling into 2017 in style! Here are our memories from the end of 2016 and what’s coming up soon… World of Maths World of Maths is a unique traveling maths show that provides fun, colourful, hands-on mathematical problem solving activities for students to get into. For 2 hours, our kids challenged themselves with unique games at varying levels designed to stimulate students and encourage them to feel positive towards Maths and problem solving. This was a very popular session, and patience and taking turns were also necessary skills! Technojunk/Crafts This was as exciting as ever. Take lots of kids, lots of old computers and other technological wonders,… (read more)

Branch Report – Sep 2016

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Auckland Explorers has lots going on in 2016 in style! Here’s what’s been going on and what’s on the way… Museum – Volcanoes and Under the Sea Auckland Museum welcomed the Explorers club to the Weird & Wonderful children’s discovery centre for an afternoon discovery of the topics of Marine and Volcanoes. This event was free to members, in cooperation between Auckland Explorers and the Auckland Museum, and was fully booked for a great (although really rainy) afternoon. Drama with Peaches and Pickles for Gifted Awareness Week Our Explorers gained performance confidence in a super friendly and fun way! The Peaches and Pickles team led the group in a cool… (read more)

Drama with Peaches and Pickles booked out!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Our upcoming Drama session is fully booked! Everyone is still welcome to come to our Nibbles and Chat session, same day, same venue, in honour of Gifted Awareness Week.

Branch Report – May 2016

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Auckland Explorers has lots going on in 2016 in style! Here’s what’s been going on and what’s on the way… Cards Before the iPad, before Youtube, everyone carried a deck of playing cards and knew how to use them. Card games are great in a group or by yourself. As well as being just plain fun, they stimulate motor, mathematic and mental skills, strategic and social skills, and more! We learned about the types of card games and covered basic card skills like shuffling, dealing, and organising your hand. And we got a couple of tables learning the popular strategy card game 500, as well as some great card games… (read more)

Branch Report – Jan 2016

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Auckland Explorers is rolling into 2016 in style! Here are our memories from 2015 and what’s on the way… Antarctic Adventure Beyond the Ice! Survival in the extreme – we heard about the work of one of our most experienced Antarctic rescue personnel and watched an eye-popping visual presentation. In a Q and A session, we learned all about how researchers and other people face the challenges to achieve daily tasks that we take for granted. Sue Breen, head of Small Poppies for the NZCGE, led lots of fun Ice activities to the YEX (under 6), and the main session joined them all at the end. Computer Programming Intro Explorers… (read more)