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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Currently this workshop is only being offered in Auckland but if there are enough expressions of interest from other regions it may be able to be brought to other parts of the country. Email Brooke Trenwith at to express your interest.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Palmy Explorers - fun for gifted kids and their family...

Palmy Explorers Interactive Session – Russell Street School Hall
Commencing Saturday 8 April, thereafter the first Saturday of the month 2.30 to 4pm for the rest of this year

Palmy Explorers is a group that has grown out of the closure of One Day School here in Palmerston North where children got to be with other likeminded kids just like them for one day a week.  This is our first session in a dedicated space that we hope will be the first of many sessions where kids are encouraged to be creative, and be inspired by being around other likeminded children who think and act like them that they may not have in their regular class at school. 

The first session includes:

  • Come and take things apart – bring any electronics that you have and are happy to share, and screwdrivers and tools that can help children with this activity. 
  • Use the Imaginz set to create
  • Make paper planes – bring some paper with you
  • Have your children be inspired by being around other creative, quirky kids who think and act like them.

$2 donation per child, limited to 30 children. Parents or caregiver to accompany child for the duration.

To find the hall park on the road, walk up the drive, hall to the left of the steep stairs near Willard Home.
Join the Facebook Group “Palmy Explorers” and indicate that you are coming along

Future topics and ideas will be discussed at these events so this is your chance to come on down and see what is happening.  From time to time we hope to bring in others to chat with the children and inspire them to help change the world they live in!

Enquiries to Dianne 021 063 6921 or

Thursday, 16 March 2017

GiftEDnz Roadshow GiftEDnz needs teachers and parents interested in attending the Roadshow in Wellington on 5th April to register their interest by TUESDAY (21 March) to be confident it is financially viable. The speakers and presenters look great- it would be a pity to have them cancel it. Please go to the link and look at the programme. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in gifted PD, network with colleagues in gifted education and be inspired...