I'm over the hill in the Wairarapa, but hoping to be able share ideas and maybe organise a 'Gifted Kids' group for our area, maybe based in Palmerston North if we can get people interested.
Get in touch via the email if you are interested in this.
I think we have communicated before but you lived over Napier way then?
My pre-schooler is now a school girl and loving it.
We are incredibly lucky as our school has a roll of 7 children aged from 5 to 13 years. Yesterday my DD was eavesdropping on the Year 8s work instead of doing her own and came home with lots of questions about parallel lines.
I told the teacher she is more interested in their work than her own work which he was very interested in hearing.
They seem to start all children on reading level 1 which annoyed me a little but she was only on that level for 1 day so I mustn't be pushy, lol,
How are your children? What is Ohau like? I have driven through but must admit I didn't see anything much.
I realise that I am responding to quite an old message but I'm wondering if anything ever got off the ground for gifted children in the Manawatu area? I live in Wanganui with one, possibly two gifted sons (aged 5 and 2 yrs.) and would be interested. My five year old is currently attending school and we wait to see how this works out.
I look forward to hearing from you, or indeed anyone in the area.
I never heard back from Maria about this group.
We live in rural Manawatu and would be happy to get together somewhere between our two homes (Bulls perhaps). My daughter is 5 years old (6 in February) and is loving school.
We are planning on visiting the wind turbines during the holidays - perhaps you would like to join us? Drop me an email anyway, I am sure we can fit something in if you wanted.
I have been thinking about starting a gifted group in Palmerston North. But not until about july 2005 as I am still doing academic study.
I will state right now that I'm happy to convene a group and support it, come up with ideas etc. BUT, however I'm not the president, secretary treasurer type person.
I would be most happy to hear from anyone wanting to be involved. Until recently I was involved with explorers in auckland and the NZAGC.
I see an article in today's Tribune (24/7/2005) about Robyn Wilson holding a meeting to form a regional support group for Manawatu.
I haven't seen anything posted here so thought I would pass on what the paper said.
"The meeting will be held at 7.15pm on July 27, in the ground floor meeting room of the City Library."
I plan on being there
I have just figured out how to post on a listserve!
On wednesday night at the palmerston north public library, ground floor meeting room (27th) at 7.15pm I will be holding a meeting to establish a gifted childrens support group.
Hopefully there will be enough support in the region to make this group viable.
I have indications of support from Prof. Tracey Riley (massey uni) and Jill Bevan-Brown ( teachers college Massey) as future speakers. Also tonight I received a e-mail from Kelly Brown Snr advisor Maori Liasion & devo with the tertiary Ed. Commision who wishes to be involved in some way.
I have done several interviews with newspapers and contacted parents with children in ODS.
Sorry for such late notice of this meeting. Robyn Wilson.
p.s. cuppa tea and biscuits provided :)
There were plenty of people wanting a group in Palmerston North but no one wanted to help drive the thing. With a toddler and senoir positions in two other committees I am not in a position to do the driving. I am going to have one more fling at getting it off the ground and if there are no drivers the group will crash before leaving the ground....
So if you want a group whip up some drivers please!
As I am relatively new to the gifted world I was wondering if you got this off the ground. I am not in a position to drive such a group myself but would love to meet parents of gifted children once in a while for a coffee and a chat. I'll wait and hear what others have come up with.
I don't believe the Palmerston North group ever got up and running. My daughter is now at One Day School and no one has mentioned it. I have a 7 year old daughter and would be more than happy to join you for a coffee and a chat sometime.
Email me if you like
Hi all, I see this is quite an old thread of messages from Palmerston North but am quite interested in joining ODS next year and/or getting together a group of like minded kids for a Palmerston North version of the Explorers type thing. I am a teacher (secondary) and quite happy to organise etc just wondering if there is still a demand in this area?
If you have comments either flick me an email, email@example.com or reply here. Thanks :o)