New Zealand Association for Gifted Children

Upcoming NZAGC events

    • 1 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland

    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 (UTC+12:00)
      • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland
      • 30
      Register

      Registrations open soon!

      Tracey from Rise and Flow https://riseandflow.co.nz/ will take us on a journey called Play Flow (in the big church hall).

      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.

      We will have a light afternoon tea.

      $5/member child; $10 nonmember


        • 12 Sep 2020
        • 2:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
        • TBD

        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 (UTC+12:00)
          • Mt Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 14 Mt Albert Road, Auckland

          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 (UTC+12:00)
            • 20 Sep 2020
            • 4:20 PM (UTC+12:00)
            • Rangi Ruru Girls' School Christchurch
            Register

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

            The new dates are 19-20 September 2020.

            An updated adult and student programme will be available to view in the coming weeks.

            Please look after yourselves and your whānau.

            • 17 Oct 2020
            • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
            • 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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