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Gifted Awareness Week 2011
13-19 June
#NZGAW
Events and Activities Organised by Date
More information and events will be added as contributing organisations advise us of their plans.
Ongoing Events
Blog Tour - Now Started - we will schedule blog posts on giftedness for you to visit, comment on and share via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. These will take place before and during Gifted Awareness Week. Willing bloggers please get in touch!
Window Display on giftedness at Paper Plus, Richmond Mall, Nelson. Monday 13 June - Monday 20 June.
Gifted Kids Programme Open MorningsThis is your chance to drop in to your nearest Unit or Centre to see first hand a GKP classroom in action, and learn more about our teachers, our children and our vision. 13-17 June, classrooms open 9am till noon. Call 0800 457 543 for more information.

Prior Events
NZAGC Competitions - start now for submission by 17 June. These are a film competition for students in Years 4-13, writing and art competitions for preschoolers through to adults, and a photo competition for students in years 0-13.
Writing to Parliament - Start now, and encourage friends in this election year. A template letter is available from GiftEdNZ.
3 June - Poppy Peek - Small Poppies open session at Appleby School, Nelson. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
7 June - Last day to book for SAGE Gifted Student Conference at Massey University Albany (Auckland) Campus. Event 7 July. See http://www.giftedconsultant.ac.nz/studentconf.html for enrolment forms and programme.
10 June - Watch Future Problem Solving International Opening Ceremony online at 12:45 p.m.  at http://www.fpspi.org/
11 June - Skype Chat on identification of gifted children. 7:30 p.m. Register by e-mailing mail4mary@xtra.co.nz.
12 June - Watch Future Problem Solving International Variety Show online at 11:45 a.m. at http://www.fpspi.org/
Monday 13 June
NZAGC Competition entries should probably be in the post by now.
One Day School open session at Kendal Primary School, Christchurch. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
Skype Chat on differentiation of curriculum of gifted children. 7:30 p.m. Register by e-mailing mail4mary@xtra.co.nz.
13 June - Watch Future Problem Solving International  Award Ceremony online at 1:45 a.m.  at http://www.fpspi.org/

Tuesday 14 June
Movie, Information & Discussion on giftedness and One Day School at Hamilton West School, Hamilton. Evening session. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
Movie, Information & Discussion on giftedness and One Day School at Kendal Primary School, Christchurch. After school and evening sessions. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
Information & Support on giftedness, One Day School, Small Poppies. Booth outside Farmer's, Richmond Mall, Nelson.
Poppy Peek - Small Poppies open session at Owairaka School, Auckland. Bookings at 09-845-4176.
Parent Forum - 6.30 – 8.00pm “Parenting Gifted Teenagers” with Lynn Berresford and Chris Herbert.  Owairaka School. Gold coin donation.

Wednesday 15 June
One Day School open session at Laingholm School, Auckland. Bookings at 09-845-4176.
Information stall on giftedness at Karori Mall, Wellington.
Movie, Information & Discussion on giftedness and One Day School at Johnsonville Community Centre. Evening session. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
Movie, Information & Discusssion on giftedness, One Day School and Small Poppies at Richmond-Tasman Library, Nelson. Daytime and evening sessions. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
Skype Chat on using Twitter to connected with the international gifted education and advocacy community. Please set up a Twitter account the day before. They sometimes don't work well straight away. 7:30 p.m. Register by e-mailing mail4mary@xtra.co.nz.

Thursday 16 June
One Day School open session at Papatoetoe North School, Auckland. Bookings at 09-845-4176.
Information & Support on giftedness, One Day School, Small Poppies. Booth outside Farmer's, Richmond Mall, Nelson.

Friday 17 June
Quiz Night with The Gifted Education Centre. Venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
NZAGC Competition entries must be received by this date.
Skype chat on using Second Life to attend "global virtual meetings" on giftedness. You need a fast connection and a recent computer.  7:30 p.m. Register by e-mailing mail4mary@xtra.co.nz.
Auckland Education Expo - Visit The Gifted Education Centre's stand and talk with staff. 

Saturday 18 June
One Day School open session at Owairaka School, Auckland. Bookings at 09-845-4176.
Parent Forum 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon “Schooling Transitions for Gifted Children” with Sue Breen and Gay Gallagher. Owairaka School, Auckland. Gold coin donation.
NZAGC, University on Wheels, The Gifted Education Centre, Mensa, Holiday Seminars and many others will be at the Explorers' Expo at Mt. Albert Presbyterian Church Hall, 2-5pm.
Auckland Education Expo - Visit The Gifted Education Centre's stand and talk with staff. 

Sunday 19  June
Auckland Education Expo - Visit The Gifted Education Centre's stand and talk with staff.
South Auckland Discoverers: Forensic club day, 19 June, Pukekohe.

Follow-Up Events
20 June - One Day School open session at Appleby School, Nelson. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
24 JuneOne Day School open session at Cardinal McKeefry School, Wellington. Bookings at 0508GIFTED.
28 & 30 June - Differentiation in Your Classroom workshops with Jane Kise, in association with Learning Network NZ. Taupo, Thursday 28 June. Auckland, Saturday 30 June. Bookings online.
7 July - SAGE Gifted Student Conference at Massey University Albany (Auckland) Campus. Book by 7 June. See http://www.giftedconsultant.ac.nz/studentconf.html for enrolment forms and programme.
9 July - WAGC Science Workshops at the Hamilton West School Hall, Hamilton. Morning session for families with young gifted children, and afternoon session for ECE and Primary School Teachers. Bookings, phone Louise , 07 856 9416 or e-mail waikatogifted@gmail.com.
16 July - Gifted Kids Programme Mini-Conference at Massey University, Wellington. Speakers include Francoys Gagn é and Tracy Riley. Bookings phone 04 589 5095.
18-19 July - I Love Teaching Conference. Guest speakers will include  Francoys Gagné. Bookings 03 217 9521.
23 July - Whakatane Mini-Symposium at Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi from 9-3.

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