New Zealand Association for Gifted Children

POP Philosophy Over Pizza

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


  • Adults free and $2 per member child and $5 per nonmember child.
    Plus cost of pizzas ordered

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. 

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