New Zealand Association for Gifted Children

Upcoming NZAGC events

    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 4 Nov 2021

    Registration for events has been suspended for now, due of course to Auckland's continued lockdown. You are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance during this time. Kia kaha 

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 23 Dec 2021
    • 10 sessions
    • Zoom

    Explorers Auckland is running a...

    Rubik’s Cube Club

    A social club for anyone interested in cubing!

    WHEN: Thursdays in Term 4 from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Starting this week (21 Oct).

    COST: Free to Auckland Explorers and NZAGC members nationwide!

    A member of the Explorers committee will be on the call to greet participants and Explorer, Rory Brunton, will be facilitating the call. 

    We will be discussing several Rubik’s Cube related topics on our weekly calls, including:

    • How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

    • Different Rubik’s Cube type puzzles.

    As the weeks progress, club members will start quick solves (speedcubing)!

    You will need:

    • A cube if you can. You can use an original Rubik’s Brand cube, or buy a different brand of cube. Let us know if you'd like recommendations of easy turning cubes for $15 or less.           

    •  Some paper to jot down notes, and

    •  Enthusiasm to share!   

    Please register using the attached form and we'll be in touch with the zoom link. Looking forward to hanging out! 

      • 7 Nov 2021
      • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Auckland Art Gallery
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      This event has been rescheduled due to Auckland's Lockdown. The tour will now be on Sunday 7 November 3-4pm. Registrations open late October

      The Auckland Art Gallery has invited Explorers back for a special guided tour of Slow Wonder, the Bill Culbert exhibition in the Farmer and Friedlander Galleries.

      Bill Culbert had a fascination with light and camera obscurers and his work sparks curiosity in adults and kids alike. 

      The Gallery can accommodate 15 people on the tour. As this number includes adults, we kindly ask that only one adult registers per family and that families "buddy-up" where possible.

      Places will be allocated in order of registration. We will contact you one week prior to advise whether you have a place or are on our waiting list. 

      You are welcome to meet members of the Explorers Committee before the tour in the Gallery Cafe  for coffee, cake and a chat. 

      We would like to extend our thanks to the Auckland Art Gallery for giving Explorers this wonderful opportunity.  

      Save the date! Registrations open end of August. 

        • 13 Nov 2021
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Wesley Community Centre, 740 Sandringham Road Extension (just two minutes from the Southwestern Motorway).

        This event has been rescheduled due to Auckland's Lockdown.

        In person POP sessions will be now held on Saturday 13 November. Registrations open late October.  

        Philosophy Over Pizza is a popular Explorers get together for older kids, now running twice each term. If you haven't tried it before, come and give it a go. This is a great opportunity to meet regularly with other curious minds and make social connections. 

        The two groups running at this session are:

        Senior POP (age guide 12+) and Structured POP (age guide 9+) 

        Senior POP is aimed at older students who want to do more than just hang out on a Saturday evening. These sessions are very social and free flowing (parents tend to leave the group to their discussions).

        Our senior facilitator, Daniel Haig, recently graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Sociology. Daniel wants to foster independent thinking in young people through philosophy and knows how to question to encourage deep thinking.  

        Structured POP is facilitated by volunteer Explorers parents/educators and parents are welcome to listen in or leave the group to their discussions. The structured session will open the door on philosophy and show Explorers what it is all about. The Explorers in this session will consider useful ideas from known philosophers and start asking questions of their own. We will enjoy an hour or so of philosophical discussion followed by construction or board games.

        All this and pizza* too!

        *Pizza will be ordered from the Dominos "Value Range" at a cost of $5.00/pizza and collected from 421A Sandringham Road. Check out the menu before completing your registration form .

        We are happy to place special orders to accommodate your kid's dietary requirements/preferences. Please use the Dominos website to price up your special pizza and deposit the correct amount to our account. 

        Parents are asked to please stay on site during the session or nominate an attending adult to be responsible for their child. Tea and coffee will be available, as this is a great opportunity to meet other parents. 

          • 20 Nov 2021
          • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell
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          Registration for this event is on hold, due of course to Auckland's lockdown. 

          You are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance during this time. Kia kaha 

          Following on from the success of last term's Paleontology Museum experience, we are arranging a new session for Explorers!

          Start getting excited for a fun and informative session onVulcanology in the Museum's new Learning Labs . 

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