New Zealand Association for Gifted Children

Upcoming NZAGC events

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Philosophy for Teens

    Saturday 25  September 5:00-6:30pm  

    A free flowing and fun philosophical discussion appropriate for Explorers aged 12+, facilitated by Daniel Haig from our "Philosophy Over Pizza" nights. 

    As many of you know, 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.  A big shout out to Daniel for moving POP to zoom! 

    Please register now for the session, using the attached registration form.

    Registrants will receive the zoom link by email on Saturday morning. 



      • 26 Sep 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Zoom
      Register

      We are excited to celebrate Chinese Language Week by welcoming linguistics expert, Svetlana Chevenko, back to teach us - 

      50 Chinese Characters (in just one hour)!

      2pm Sunday 26 September on Zoom. 

      Svetlana promises to "plunge us into the life of ancient China and show how the ancient Chinese created this unique system of writing". 

      Svetlana has dedicated the latter part of her career to researching and refining methods for automatic recognition of characters. Her unique approach utilises our imaginations to make connections and includes etymology tales, pictures and games. What better way to learn! 

      Originally from Ukraine, Svetlana spent six years studying Chinese, Japanese and English at Moscow State University, and got a PhD in applied linguistics at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

      Svetlana worked as a researcher at the Academy for many years before coming to New Zealand in the early 1990s, studying automatic translation from Japanese and automatic recognition of Chinese characters.

      Why not grab the whole family, some afternoon tea and see what sticks? You might just surprise yourself! 

      Register now, using the attached form. Explorers families free. Non-member groups $10.





        • 7 Nov 2021
        • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • Auckland Art Gallery
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        This event has been rescheduled due to Auckland's Lockdown. The tour will now be on Sunday 7 November 3-4pm. Registrations open late October

        The Auckland Art Gallery has invited Explorers back for a special guided tour of Slow Wonder, the Bill Culbert exhibition in the Farmer and Friedlander Galleries.

        Bill Culbert had a fascination with light and camera obscurers and his work sparks curiosity in adults and kids alike. 

        The Gallery can accommodate 15 people on the tour. As this number includes adults, we kindly ask that only one adult registers per family and that families "buddy-up" where possible.

        Places will be allocated in order of registration. We will contact you one week prior to advise whether you have a place or are on our waiting list. 

        You are welcome to meet members of the Explorers Committee before the tour in the Gallery Cafe  for coffee, cake and a chat. 

        We would like to extend our thanks to the Auckland Art Gallery for giving Explorers this wonderful opportunity.  

        Save the date! Registrations open end of August. 


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

          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 https://www.dominos.co.nz/menu .

          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. 


            • 20 Nov 2021
            • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
            • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell
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            Registration for this event is on hold, due of course to Auckland's lockdown. 

            You are welcome to contact us if you need any assistance during this time. Kia kaha 

            Following on from the success of last term's Paleontology Museum experience, we are arranging a new session for Explorers!

            Start getting excited for a fun and informative session onVulcanology in the Museum's new Learning Labs . 





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