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Branch membership

NZAGC Branch membership is open to families who have at least one child with intellectual, creative or leadership ability in the top 5%. We encourage interested families to attend a club day before they decide whether to join.

In order to join, evidence of giftedness must be provided. This could take the form of:

  • a psychologist’s report or IQ test
  • evidence of achievement in the top 5% of the ICAS tests
  • attendance at any New Zealand Centre of Education programme
  • membership of another branch or a similar organisation
  • a letter from the child’s teacher or parent containing specific information about the child’s learning, social behaviour and development, which indicates ability in the top 5%.

With regards to giftedness in areas of creativity, parents might like to include samples of their child’s work. We also acknowledge that not all children will be performing at the level of their potential. With this in mind, we encourage you to send as much detail as possible with you application.

The sites listed in our gifted resources section give more information on giftedness, some of which might be useful when you write your application.

Once you have collated the information, it should be sent to the membership secretary, along with the application form, which are available on the branches page here. Where there is definite evidence of giftedness, such as a referral from a psychologist or membership of a similar organisation, approval will be given immediately. In other cases the membership secretary might consult with the committee at the next committee meeting. In some cases the committee might request additional information or refer the application to the National Council for advice.

The costs to join each branch is listed on the branch membership form, for this you receive:

Current NZAGC branches are:

National Membership

Membership of New Zealand Association for Gifted Children is open to any individual, family, school or organisation who agrees with the aims of NZAGC. Annual membership fee includes a subscription to Tall Poppies magazine and access to our National library. The fee is $50 and the membership form is available at http://bit.ly/NZAGCNatMem

Schools or organisations have the opportunity to select the standard membership and purchase an additional package of items and services as set out below:

Bronze: $50 standard fee + $95

Receive the following per subscription year:

  • Standard membership of the organisation PLUS
  • 2 extra copies of each Tall Poppies edition (3 in total per edition)
  • A certificate of membership to display in their school office
  • A membership ‘badge’ to display on their website
  • Their name (and website) listed on the NZAGC Website as a school or institution with membership (for parents to see when looking for new schools)
  • A FAQs information sheet on giftedness to use with staff and parents

Silver: $50 standard fee + $275

Receive the following per subscription year:

As for Bronze membership plus:

  • 1/2 page (black and white) ad* in one Tall Poppies magazine
  • A one hour Skype meeting with a NZAGC specialist to use as they wish (suitable times on both sides would need to arranged)

Gold: $50 standard fee +$535

Receive the following per subscription year:

As for Silver membership plus:

  • ½ page ad* (colour) inside front OR inside back cover, OR on the back cover of one Tall Poppies**
  • Listing of your events on the NZAGC website

Platinum: $50 standard fee + $915

Receive the following per subscription year:

As for Gold membership plus:

  • A full page ad (black and white)
  • One Mailchimp mailout sent to NZAGC members about your event/s or school

 *Please note that for advertising, a high quality advertisement needs to be provided.   Should the advertisement supplied not be up to publication standards, Tall Poppies reserves the right to make changes to the ad using the text and the high res images supplied.  If this is the case, organisations will not receive proofs to make changes or approve, due to time restraints.

** Please note the space on the back cover will be subject to availability.