There are two options – National membership or Branch membership (which includes 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:
The fee is $50 and the membership form is available at http://bit.ly/NZAGCNatMem.
The account number for direct deposit is 12-3152-0063899-00.
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:
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:
New branches are being established in Hamilton, Queenstown and Wairarapa. Please use the contacts below if you wish to be involved.