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EXPLORERS is a club for gifted children and their families. 

Gifted children can make friends with others of their own age and ability in a comfortable environment.

Parents of gifted children can also meet and share experiences.

One child accepted means the whole family can enjoy club activities.

Explorers is the Auckland Branch of the national body, New Zealand Association for Gifted Children (NZAGC).

We are a nonprofit registered charity and run entirely by volunteers.

Explorers Membership Offers: 
  • Clubdays
  • Outings / Activities
  • Older Explorers (9 and over) POP (Philosophy over Pizza) and COP (Construction over Pizza)
  • Opportunities for Parents to connect
  • Holiday Activities
  • Membership of NZAGC, the national body

    All activities are available when there is enough demand and parent support to organise them.

    Please get in touch with the President at any time to see how you can help with an activity.

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    Join Explorers - Eligibility 

    Parents/guardians may personally apply for membership of Explorers.

    Please provide evidence of the following to the Membership Manager with your application.


    • Details of the child’s learning, social behaviour or development indicating ability in the gifted category: e.g., reading well at three years of age.
    • Examples of the child’s work: writing, art, maths.
    • The ability to competently handle curricula standards set for an age two years or more above the child’s age.
    • Formal test indicating the child is working or able to work at or above the 95th percentile: school reports or tests, extra-curricular activities, etc.

    Contact us

    Membership enquiries

    Nicola Paston


    General enquiries

    Helen Luxford


    Please note that any fundraising that NZAGC is doing will be announced on this site. Many NZ charities are being targeted by a phishing email scam to get people to buy scratch cards as a fundraiser.
    If it is not mentioned on this site then please delete the email and do not reply.

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