New Zealand Association for Gifted Children

Upcoming NZAGC events

    • 2 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
    Register

    POP/COP is a popular Explorers meet up for older kids, running once or twice each term. If you haven't tried before, come and give it a go.

    For a first time, we suggest joining in the 'Structured POP' that is suggested for the 9+ age group and there's room for the parents to sit in and join the discussions too.

    The three groups running at this session are:
    Senior POP (11+), Structured POP (9+) and Construction ie COP (9+)

    Senior POP, or Philosophy over Pizza, is aimed at older students (11+) who want to do more than "hang out" on a Saturday evening. These are very free flowing sessions, parents tend to leave the group to it. The group is facilitated by a University student.

    We meet together to share pizza and discuss the "BIG ISSUES" but, more importantly, we learn how to discuss any issue. We might discuss : "what do I mean when I say something is real?", "when I say, we know this is true, how can I be sure that it is true?", "does intuition have anything to do with logic?", "what does it mean if I say, this thing is beautiful?"

    Structured POP group (recommended minimum age 9) - facilitated by Explorers parents/educators. This is a more structured session and parents are welcome, in fact encouraged to sit in.

    COP, or Construction over Pizza is a loosely guided construction activity using one of Explorers' many construction sets. What will it be next? Suitable for age 9+

    All this and pizza too!


      • 23 May 2020
      • 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
      Register

      Registrations open soon!

      Spectrum Super Heroes is about spreading the word about neurodiversity (autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia) and how to utilise their wonderful thinking to build resilient, innovative organisations which are accessible, diverse and inclusive of our gifted Super Heroes Super Powers.

      Natasya from Spectrum Super Heroes presents a session for our children on social skills and conversation skills.


        • 6 Jun 2020
        • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
        • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
        Register

        POP/COP is a popular Explorers meet up for older kids, running once or twice each term. If you haven't tried before, come and give it a go.

        For a first time, we suggest joining in the 'Structured POP' that is suggested for the 9+ age group and there's room for the parents to sit in and join the discussions too.

        The three groups running at this session are:
        Senior POP (11+), Structured POP (9+) and Construction ie COP (9+)

        Senior POP, or Philosophy over Pizza, is aimed at older students (11+) who want to do more than "hang out" on a Saturday evening. These are very free flowing sessions, parents tend to leave the group to it. The group is facilitated by a University student.

        We meet together to share pizza and discuss the "BIG ISSUES" but, more importantly, we learn how to discuss any issue. We might discuss : "what do I mean when I say something is real?", "when I say, we know this is true, how can I be sure that it is true?", "does intuition have anything to do with logic?", "what does it mean if I say, this thing is beautiful?"

        Structured POP group (recommended minimum age 9) - facilitated by Explorers parents/educators. This is a more structured session and parents are welcome, in fact encouraged to sit in.

        COP, or Construction over Pizza is a loosely guided construction activity using one of Explorers' many construction sets. What will it be next? Suitable for age 9+

        All this and pizza too!


          • 27 Jun 2020
          • 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM
          • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
          Register

          Registrations open soon!

          Tracey from Rise and Flow https://riseandflow.co.nz/ will take us on a journey called Play Flow.

          The Flow Arts are both a hobby and a sport, combining martial arts, dance, circus arts, and skill-based object manipulation. We will undertake A simple, unstructured workshop.

          Participants can have a go at a variety of Flow toys and get a few pointers along the way.


            • 1 Aug 2020
            • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
            • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
            Register

            POP/COP is a popular Explorers meet up for older kids, running once or twice each term. If you haven't tried before, come and give it a go.

            For a first time, we suggest joining in the 'Structured POP' that is suggested for the 9+ age group and there's room for the parents to sit in and join the discussions too.

            The three groups running at this session are:
            Senior POP (11+), Structured POP (9+) and Construction ie COP (9+)

            Senior POP, or Philosophy over Pizza, is aimed at older students (11+) who want to do more than "hang out" on a Saturday evening. These are very free flowing sessions, parents tend to leave the group to it. The group is facilitated by a University student.

            We meet together to share pizza and discuss the "BIG ISSUES" but, more importantly, we learn how to discuss any issue. We might discuss : "what do I mean when I say something is real?", "when I say, we know this is true, how can I be sure that it is true?", "does intuition have anything to do with logic?", "what does it mean if I say, this thing is beautiful?"

            Structured POP group (recommended minimum age 9) - facilitated by Explorers parents/educators. This is a more structured session and parents are welcome, in fact encouraged to sit in.

            COP, or Construction over Pizza is a loosely guided construction activity using one of Explorers' many construction sets. What will it be next? Suitable for age 9+

            All this and pizza too!


              • 15 Aug 2020
              • 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM
              • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
              Register

              Svetlana Chevenko returns with another fun language lesson for Explorers. 

              Learn 50 Chinese words, most of them easy to pronounce for English speakers (e.g. yang in Chinese means a sheep, lung – a wolf). Children and adults can start speaking Mandarin right away. 

              Svetlana has previously presented this lesson in the Chinese Language Week in September 2019. Feedback was that it was interesting and easy.

              This lesson is a little bit more difficult that the lesson “Chinese Characters” we enjoyed last time so hopefully you are all up for the challenge!!!


                • 12 Sep 2020
                • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
                Register

                POP/COP is a popular Explorers meet up for older kids, running once or twice each term. If you haven't tried before, come and give it a go.

                For a first time, we suggest joining in the 'Structured POP' that is suggested for the 9+ age group and there's room for the parents to sit in and join the discussions too.

                The three groups running at this session are:
                Senior POP (11+), Structured POP (9+) and Construction ie COP (9+)

                Senior POP, or Philosophy over Pizza, is aimed at older students (11+) who want to do more than "hang out" on a Saturday evening. These are very free flowing sessions, parents tend to leave the group to it. The group is facilitated by a University student.

                We meet together to share pizza and discuss the "BIG ISSUES" but, more importantly, we learn how to discuss any issue. We might discuss : "what do I mean when I say something is real?", "when I say, we know this is true, how can I be sure that it is true?", "does intuition have anything to do with logic?", "what does it mean if I say, this thing is beautiful?"

                Structured POP group (recommended minimum age 9) - facilitated by Explorers parents/educators. This is a more structured session and parents are welcome, in fact encouraged to sit in.

                COP, or Construction over Pizza is a loosely guided construction activity using one of Explorers' many construction sets. What will it be next? Suitable for age 9+

                All this and pizza too!


                  • 19 Sep 2020
                  • 9:00 AM
                  • 20 Sep 2020
                  • 4:20 PM
                  • Rangi Ruru Girls' School Christchurch
                  Registration is closed

                  URGENT
                  Due to COVID-19, the March Gifted Wellbeing Conference in Christchurch has been postponed. 

                  The new dates are 19-20 September 2020.

                  Please look after yourselves and your whanau. 

                  Please click here for the adult programme.

                  Please click here for the student programme.
                  • 17 Oct 2020
                  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                  • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
                  Register

                  POP/COP is a popular Explorers meet up for older kids, running once or twice each term. If you haven't tried before, come and give it a go.

                  For a first time, we suggest joining in the 'Structured POP' that is suggested for the 9+ age group and there's room for the parents to sit in and join the discussions too.

                  The three groups running at this session are:
                  Senior POP (11+), Structured POP (9+) and Construction ie COP (9+)

                  Senior POP, or Philosophy over Pizza, is aimed at older students (11+) who want to do more than "hang out" on a Saturday evening. These are very free flowing sessions, parents tend to leave the group to it. The group is facilitated by a University student.

                  We meet together to share pizza and discuss the "BIG ISSUES" but, more importantly, we learn how to discuss any issue. We might discuss : "what do I mean when I say something is real?", "when I say, we know this is true, how can I be sure that it is true?", "does intuition have anything to do with logic?", "what does it mean if I say, this thing is beautiful?"

                  Structured POP group (recommended minimum age 9) - facilitated by Explorers parents/educators. This is a more structured session and parents are welcome, in fact encouraged to sit in.

                  COP, or Construction over Pizza is a loosely guided construction activity using one of Explorers' many construction sets. What will it be next? Suitable for age 9+

                  All this and pizza too!


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