Gifted Aotearoa is a national Network of Expertise established to improve the quality of education offered to young gifted New Zealanders. Gifted Aotearoa is funded by the Ministry of Education, providing support through sharing professional expertise, growing local networks, nurturing local leadership and developing professional pathways. It is free for principals, management, and educators in New Zealand schools and kura to access the network and its services. 

Gifted Aotearoa is a collaborative project delivered by the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education, REACH Education Consultancy, and the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children. Gifted Aotearoa consists of five Waka, or initiatives. 

Māori waka are used in this project to depict the journey being undertaken by participants in the gifted education sector.

Please scroll down to explore each waka and register with the Network.


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Waka Taua

Keeping you connected

Waka Ama

Keeping you afloat

Waka Tīwai

Learning together

Waka Kōpapa

Leading together

Waka Hourua

Raising new leaders

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E raka te mauī, e raka te katau.
A community can use all the skills of its people.

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